The Chillicothe Parks & Recreation Department has announced that entries are now being accepted for the city's annual Holiday Lights Competition.
Clint Boggs with Parks and Recreation says they're again this year looking for both traditional displays and some that are little more outlandish.
"We will again be doing two categories," said Boggs. "There's a 'Clark Grizwold' category which looks for excessive use of lighting and decorations, and the 'Norman Rockwell' category which is more traditional and nostalgic."
There will be prizes awarded to the top three winners in each category.
"There'll be a first, second, and third place winner for each category," said Boggs. "We'll be giving out a free shelter rental and eight free day-passes to the Chillicothe pool for first place, second will be a free shelter rental, and third will receive four free day-passes to the pool."
To enter the Holiday Lights Contest, simply call the Chillicothe Parks and Recreation Office at 740-772-5626. You can also send an email titled "Decorating Contest" to firstname.lastname@example.org
The entry deadline for the competition is at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 5th. Judging begins at 6:30 p.m. the following day.
The top 3 from the contest, as well some of the other contest entries will be included as locations for the Transit Department's Holiday Lights Tours. A bus tour schedule will be announced in the coming weeks.