The City of Effingham and the Effingham Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Holiday Lights & Festive Sights Competition for the 2015 holiday season is officially underway. The judges have picked their top three in each category, and now voting will run through Thursday, December 17th at midnight. Voting can be done in person at the Effingham Visitor Center or through the link at either the Visit Effingham Facebook page or on the Tourism Department website www.VisitEffinghamIL.com. People are encouraged to go out and see all the homes in person, but photos of each will also be available online.
The first place winner in each category, including Business, Clark Griswold, Classic Christmas and Reason for the Season, will each receive $250, with the business winner picking a favorite charity to donate the money. They will also receive a sign to be displayed in their yard through January 4, 2016. Every person that participates in voting for their favorite holiday light display will be entered into a drawing for two $100 gift cards to their choice. For more information on the Holiday Light Competition, please call 217-342-5310 or visit www.VisitEffinghamIL.com.