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Spirit of Christmas Tour announced for 12th year

The Clinton Courier


This Christmas season marks the twelfth 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.


“Being a part of the Spirit of Christmas Tour has become a holiday tradition for so many Clintonians, and piling family and friends up in the car to see the holiday handiwork of our neighbors brings so much joy to our community during this season. We encourage both businesses and families alike to get into the Christmas Spirit and decorate for the tour,” said Mansell. “The decorations get bigger and better every year!”


Nominations can be made to 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 5-9. The December 20, 2022, edition of The Clinton Courier will include the addresses of homes and businesses that make the tour, and each participant in the tour will be acknowledged with a yard sign.

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