The lights and decor of the 2010 Holiday season are likely to glow well into the New Year, as residents and businesses continue to light up the long Alaskan nights. Partnering with local chambers of commerce on the peninsula, Homer Electric Association awards up to $100 dollar in energy credits to winners selected by the chambers and their holiday dcor committees. "In Kenai, one of the joys of the holiday season is the vivid display of decorations. For several years HEA, with the help of the Unocal retirees, has put on the annual Holiday Decoration Contest. Companies and residents all over Kenai participate in this memorable event by hanging up Christmas lights and other holiday decorations," reported Kenai Chamber executive director Carol Bannock. Members of the Unocal retirees in Kenai included Glen and Patsy Clifford, Leroy and Marcia Heinrich, Don and Birlene Driskill, and Joe and June Harris. "We really appreciate them taking this on each year," added Bannock.
Winners in Kenai included Lupine M. Orlob at 530 Ash Ave. in the Woodland Estates taking 1st place in the residential category, 2nd place went to the residence at 202 Lawton Rd., and 3rd place was Tanya Silk at 8287 Kenai Spur Hwy. First place for Kenai businesses went to Peninsula Eye Nose & Throat at 220 Spur View Drive, 2nd place Alaska USA Federal Credit Union on Bidarka St.
In Soldotna the Greater Soldotna Chamber of Commerce residential category winners were Linda Nichols at 144 Henrich Circle taking 1st Place, with the home of Gary and Sharon Hale just down Henrich Circle taking 2nd. In the outdoor commercial category Central Peninsula Hospital took 1st place, and the Kenai Peninsula Borough took 2nd. Indoor Commercial winners were Frosos's 1st place and Donna's Country and Victorian Gifts garnered 2nd. Other nominations included First National Bank of Alaska, Tammy's Flowers and Northcountry Fair. For a complete list of winners and other nominees pick up a copy of the Peninsula Clarion's annual Holiday Greetings section.
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