Post & Mail photo/Nicole Ott
The Crump home on N. Walnut street was judged the best Christmas lighting display in the annual city contest.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City Councilman Dan Weigold announced the winners of the 2010 Christmas lighting contest at Tuesday nightâ€™s meeting of the cityâ€™s Common Council.
Weigold and Water Pollution Control Facility Superintendant Mike Cook were the judges for this yearâ€™s competition, driving around the cityâ€™s neighborhoods assessing the light displays of countless residentsâ€™ homes.
â€śWe get pretty picky,â€ť said Weigold when he announced the winners. â€śBut we try to spread it around.â€ť
The grand winners, George and Rebecca Crump, 351 N. Walnut Street, are no strangers to hanging ornaments and lights for the holidays.
â€śI used to live across the street from him (George) and lived there about 10 years before I moved and just from what I know, heâ€™s been doing that at least 14 years,â€ť said Cook.
â€śIt looks really nice, they did a really nice job. In fact all the people that participated put a whole lot of time and effort into it.â€ť
Other winners included:
Northwest District â€” Roger and Rose Tucker, 334 N. Line St.; Southeast District â€” Paul and Joyce Coulter, 1595 E. Sparrow Cove; Southwest District â€” James and Martha Kreider, 512 W. Spencer St.