Kilgore Improvement & Beautification Association has announced the winners of its 2019 Christmas Lighting contest.

The contest has judges scouring throughout Kilgore for the most impressive, creative and best-looking holiday lighting displays.

This week, Kim Gore of KIBA, along with Erin Gore, Lavada Thomas, Ruby Dodgen and Wanda Irby made their rounds through the city, both downtown and in the neighborhoods, with a keen eye out for the very best Christmas light arrangements.

The winners are as follows:

BEST RESIDENTIAL LIGHTING: 912 Cherokee Trail, Bobby and Miranda Edmondson.

Nominations: 117 Inwood Circle, 3109 Inwood, 425 Knowles, 300 Knowles, 1109 Sequoia, 1114 Sequoia, 2801 Littleton, No. 39 Rim Road, 2911 Houston St., 2912 Houston St., 1304 Spring Tree Lane, 1601 Leach, 1610 Leach, Florence at S. Martin St. 705 Woodway.

BEST COMMERCIAL LIGHTING: The Shops on Main, Flowers by Design, David Reeves, 213 E. Main St.

Nominations: BTH Bank, 205 N. Kilgore St., JoMax, 110 N. Kilgore St., The Radio and Television Broadcast Museum, E. Main St., Wrapped in Featherly Love, 116B Rusk St., Everything that Blings, 104 N. Kilgore St.

BEST LIGHTING FOR CHILDREN’S ENJOYMENT: Janice Valedetero, 1307 Andrews St.

Nominations: 3903 Forest Hills, 1307 Oakwood, 3316 Lockhaven, 2411 Ivy St. Dudley Rd. at Dudley Ln., 2410 Ivy St., Lantrip at Thompson St.

BEST NATIVITY SCENE: John and Cindy Kulak, 2207 Simmons.

Nominations: 206 Knowles, 2411 Ivy St., 1200 Jecomah, 3300 Birdsong, Old Path’s Tabernacle, 2922 Green Hills Dr.

BEST NEIGHBORHOOD LIGHTING: Lockhaven-Stonehaven Neighborhood.

Nominations: Eden Place, Cherokee Trail, Sequoia Circle

BEST DOOR LIGHTING: Merlyn Holmes, 7 Pine Manor Circle.

Nominations: 1307 North St., 2205 Green Hills Dr., Laurie’s Hair Day, Stone Rd.

SPECIAL LIGHTING AWARD: A.P. and Susie Merritt, FM 2204 at 2276.


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