The Christmas season marks the tenth year that The Clinton Courier will sponsor the Spirit of Christmas Tour for the community. Designed to encourage businesses and homeowners to decorate for the holidays, the Tour was initially created to replace a former awards program the City used to sponsor that recognized homes throughout town that were particularly festive or well-lit with holiday displays.
In prior years, the Tour has included close to one hundred homes, businesses and subdivisions. Citizens can nominate themselves and their own house or business; a neighbor whose seasonal efforts stand out; or simply a place that they think other people would enjoy seeing during the holiday time.
Previous years of the Tour have been a great success, said Courier publisher Clay Mansell.
“We love hearing from families each year about how much fun everyone has riding around and seeing all of the lights. We want to encourage both businesses and families alike to get into the Christmas Sprit and join in on the tour this year. We at the Courier love the holidays, and cannot wait to see and hear what joy the tour will bring to hundreds of families.”
Nominations can be made to office@TheClintonCourier.net or by calling 601-990-9511. All decorations should be in place and lit by the time judging begins on December 4.
Judging will be completed between December 4-8. The Decmeber 15 edition of The Clinton Courier will include the addresses of homes that make the tour, and homes and business on the tour will be acknowledged with a yard sign.