Light Up, Loxley!

Loxley hosts third annual Christmas decorating contest


LOXLEY — The town of Loxley and the Loxley Public Library are inviting residents to “Light Up, Loxley!” kicking off the third annual Christmas decorating contest.

“We’re excited to once again be hosting this contest to promote and encourage the beauty of our town,” said Loxley Library Director Patty Hudson. “We’re hoping for a lot of participation this year so we can light up Loxley.”

For a fee of $20, local residences (exterior and yard) will be entered into the contest. Judging will take place in the evening hours of Dec. 15-20.

Decorations must be installed by the participant. No professional installations will be accepted. Only decorations visible from the roadway will be subject to judging.

Judging criteria includes: visual impact, best light display, originality, sprit of the holiday, difficulty of design and set up.

The grand prize winner will receive half of the collected entry fees. Gift cards or certificates will be awarded to two honorable mentions. The winners will receive recognition on the town and library’s social media pages.

All entrants will receive a participant’s yard sign delivered to their home that will need to be returned to the Loxley Public Library by Jan. 15 or call for pickup.

Entry forms can be picked up at the Loxley Public Library or Loxley Town Hall. Entry fees and entry forms should be turned in to the Loxley Public Library or Loxley Town Hall by Dec. 8.

The library will be hosting two other events during the month of December to encourage community participation, Hudson said.

Locally made crafts have been donated to the library and will be on sale throughout the month of December, Hudson said.

Proceeds from the sale will go toward improvements to the library.

The library will also be hosting a coloring contest with pictures featuring a holiday theme available with prizes for several age groups.

Pictures can be picked up and returned to the library by Dec. 21, Hudson said.

For more information, call the library at 251-964-5695.