TINA L. SCOTT
Merrill’s Dec. 21, 2022, Metropolis Lights Bus Tour took all those who signed up for the tour on a travel earlier 16 sparkling location residential properties and 4 glowing place firms that participated in the Initially Merrill Holiday getaway Decorating Contest, sponsored in partnership by the Town of Merrill and the Merrill Location Chamber of Commerce. All 75 seats on the 3 Merrill Go-Spherical Buses were reserved, and some callers have been told the buses have been whole when then termed to reserve a seat, so the Town and the Merrill Transit Technique have been extremely delighted with the turnout.
Riders on the bus voted for the properties and company decorations they preferred ideal, with each and every rider finding a ballot to complete. People votes were tallied and established the winners of this year’s contest.
In the residential decorating group, the Merrill Holiday Decorating Contest winners are:
1st location – The residence of Kenneth and Verjean Van De Zande at 105 W. Riverside Ave., Merrill.
Next area – The property of Neil and Laurel Steinagel at 411 E 8th St., Merrill.
Third location was a tie, with two homes obtaining an equal selection of votes. The two houses selected to share third position honors are the households of Shauna Bush-Cooper at 118 N Condition St. in Merrill and the dwelling of Randall Lambrecht at 1003 Jefferson St. in Merrill.
The winners of the household category been given Chamber bucks to use at companies in the Merrill location: $100 in Chamber bucks for to start with place, $75 in Chamber bucks for next location, and $25 in Chamber bucks to every of the 3rd area winners.
In the organization decorating category, the winners are:
To start with position – Park Town Credit history Union, 501 S. Pine Ridge Ave., Merrill.
2nd area – Inclusa, 101 E. 1st St., Merrill.
Third area – Try 4 Life, LLC, 730 E. 2nd St., Merrill.
The winning businesses in the enterprise decorating group will get a smaller plaque.
“Thank you to all people who produced Merrill’s tiny-city attraction sparkle this getaway year!” claimed Chantel Kuczmarski, Communications Advisor for the City of Merrill.
“In an work to make Merrill’s Tour of Lights Bus Experience far more interesting, we imagined internet hosting a town-vast holiday getaway decorating contest would persuade far more people to decorate their residences and enterprises, and make it much more enjoyable for riders by possessing them be the judges,” said Brad Brummond, Merrill Transit Administrator.
Mission accomplished. This year the buses were being whole to potential for this enjoyable, free celebration for all ages.
Want to just take your individual tour of the holiday break lights? To see a map listing all the houses and firms that participated in Merrill’s Holiday break Decorating Contest, pay a visit to: www.merrillchamber.org or go to: https://www.facebook.com/merrill.chamber1/shots/a.1503934533174796/3460869820814581. Numerous other homes are also decorated but were being not registered as contest contributors.