Getting into the spirit: Christmas lights winners announced

THE Christmas season wouldn't be complete without some dazzling decorations and over-the top lights and character displays.

There was a lot of ho-ho-hoing as judges completed their duties in Oberon's Christmas lights competition.

They had a fantastic night and said it was a pleasure to see so many homes, shops and families taking the time to get into the spirit.

Oberon Business and Tourism Association would like to thank the residents and businesses of Oberon for supporting the annual Christmas lights competition.

Santa greeted many children with Christmas cheer and a bag of lollies. It was pleasing to see so many well-behaved children.

Oberon Motors winner was the Lawless family of Jenolan Street.

Overall winner was Sashi Dean of Shakespeare Close.

Michael Evans of Albion Street deserves an outstanding mention as we have been watching his progress in erecting huge structures for our entertainment and we were not disappointed.

Other notable winners were the Warburton family of Springfield Street, Michelle Graham and Alma Turner of North Street, Marj Whalan of Cunynghame Street, Quinn Culley of Dr Perkins Crescent, Jacob and Reece Braun of Albert Street, Keiran Hunter and the Lynch family of Carrington Avenue, Arioli family in Kelly Place and the Hayden family of Dickson Close. All received Shop Local Vouchers.

Peters Café won the best business display.

Outstanding effort went to the Baker family of Spicer Place, Hawken family, Fitzpatrick family and Low family of Blenheim Avenue, Kavaleros family from Queen Street, Verna and Joe McDermott of Spicer Place, Cheryl Thompson and the Gibbins family of Herborn Street, Hogan family and Joy McFawn of Strathroy Avenue, Oberon Caravan Park in Cunynghame Street, Kira Toohill of O'Connell Road, the Kilby and Fitzpatrick families of Hawkes Drive.

We would like to thank our sponsors Michael and Branka Paterson from Oberon Motors and Oberon Business and Tourism Association for their generosity along with the local judges who had the hard task of selecting the worthy winners.

Thank you to chief organiser Jess Foley, Nicole Brennan for ringing that bell, our favourite elf Gemma Svocak from Ray White Emms Mooney for making the night fun and getting into the spirit of Christmas, Jarrod Pincott for having a good time, Matt Howle for being our relaxed and amazing bus driver and Brian and Kim for generously donating their bus for the night.

Santa, as always, you were wonderful in knowing the children's names and brought great delight to them. It's a night they will remember for a long time.