R.I. Beautification Commission announces holiday lighting contest


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Posted Online: Nov. 19, 2012, 4:44 pm
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Press release submitted by city of Rock Island



The Rock Island Beautification Commission is sponsoring the 27th Annual Holiday Lighting Contest to recognize Rock Island residents and businesses that decorate with exceptional seasonal lighting displays. To nominate a residential or commercial light display, send the name and address of the display to the Rock Island Beautification Commission, Rock Island City Hall – 1528 Third Avenue, or call (309) 732-2904 with a nomination.

Nominations must be received by 5:00 pm, Tuesday, December 11, 2012. Judging will take place on Monday evening, December 17th. All displays should be illuminated by 5:30 pm. There will be awards for the top winners in the residential and commercial categories. Winners of the 2010 and 2011 Holiday Lighting Contests are not eligible.

ROCK ISLAND BEAUTIFICATION COMMISSION 2012 CITY OF ROCK ISLAND HOLIDAY LIGHTING CONTEST

Nominate a residential or commercial property by completing this form and sending it to the Rock Island Beautification Commission at City Hall, 1528 Third Ave, Rock Island IL 61201. You may also call 732-2904 to make a nomination, fax nominations to 732-2930, or e-mail your nomination to haag.dena@rigov.org.
All nominations must be received by 5 p.m. December 13th.


Name of Property Owner (optional):

Address of Display:

Category: Residential Commercial

For more information about the Rock Island Beautification Commission and this event go to www.rigov.org

















 




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1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
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