News

Proserpine home wins light comp

THE winner of the 2013 Whitsunday Times Christmas lights competition is Harry and Fay Milne of Proserpine, with Gary Roser and Courtney Leifels of Cannonvale hot on their heels in second place.
THE winner of the 2013 Whitsunday Times Christmas lights competition is Harry and Fay Milne of Proserpine, with Gary Roser and Courtney Leifels of Cannonvale hot on their heels in second place.

THE winner of the 2013 Whitsunday Times Christmas lights competition is Harry and Fay Milne of Proserpine, with Gary Roser and Courtney Leifels of Cannonvale hot on their heels in second place.

Both homes were commended by the judges for their originality, creativity and use of colour, and have won a $200 and $100 voucher from Airlie Beach Hotel respectively.

The Milne's have been decorating their house for about 13 years, and have entered the Times competition for about six years. Both families said they put the energy into decorating their homes to encourage the Christmas spirit, and to delight the hundreds of families who visit their homes to see the display.

"We decorate with lights for the enjoyment everyone gets," Ms Milne said, who has seven grandchildren herself.

"We have a sign out the front inviting people to have a look inside the hedge. There is a train on its tracks and a white cross with lights that twinkle like stars. The neighbours have helped out, everyone's had a laugh."

The judges, from Zonta Whitsundays, the Lions Club and the Parent Action Group, drove around on Sunday judging the eight entries from Jubilee Pocket to Proserpine.

Secretary of the Lions Club of Whitsundays, Helen Toy, judged the competition for the second year running, and congratulated those who entered. "Most people really embraced the spirit of Christmas and put a lot of thought into their displays," she said. "People used some imagination in their displays."

With six days left until Christmas, there is still time to drive around to view the displays.

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

37 Sth Molle Bvd, Cannonvale

55 Galbraith Park Dve, Cannonvale

43 Marathon St, Proserpine

14 Wildlife Rd, Jubilee Pocket

33 Sterry St, Proserpine

34 Erromango Dve, Jubilee Pocket

12 Spalla Dve, Proserpine

Topics:  christmas light competition whitsundays


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Logan's playground nearer completion

TEAM: Hayden Brosnan, Finn Mann, Brooke Roth, Marshall Lebron and Leanne Fordham (back) with Matt Stokes, Bekky Kinsalla, Dylan Blackwood, Dan and Nardia Dimech on Saturday.

There's a new addition to Logan's Adventure Playground

Power back in the Whitsundays

An expected power outage has wiped out electricity across the Whitsundays.

Ergon is reporting that power should be returned to all homes.

The 5 best burgers in the Whitsundays

Little Vegas was voted top 5 place for burgers in the Whitsundays

What was your pick for best burgers in the Whitsundays?

Local Partners

PCYC makes school holidays fun

WITH the summer school holidays spanning several weeks, it can be hard to keep kids constantly entertained.

Puppetry of the Penis secrets revealed ahead of show

The famed Puppetry of the Penis is coming to the Sunshine Coast for shows in Noosa and Caloundra.

WARNING: This interview contains adult themes and traces of nuts

Noll meltdown won't affect Gympie Oz Day concert

Shannon Noll

Photo Contributed

Shannon Noll is still expected to perform in Gympie next Thursday

The surprising problem police face at Woodford Folk Festival

STREET SCENE: Woodford Folk Festival 2016.

The biggest issue for police at Woodfordia is not what you'd expect

Chrissy Teigen likes her "soft" stretch marks

Stretch marks are no problem for Chrissy Teigen

Naomie Harris in the dark over Daniel Craig's future as 007

Naomie Harris has no idea if Daniel Craig will be returning as 007

REVIEW: Will Kasey Chambers' Dragonfly take off with fans?

Kasey Chambers’ new album Dragonfly gets 3.5 stars from Cameron Adams.

CHAMBERS is back with her 11th studio album.

Ed Sheeran wants Beyonce collaboration

Ed Sheeran wants to record a duet with Beyoncé.

Nicole Kidman squirms through questions on Keith

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban

'God, you guys are personal ... that’s for him to talk about'

Mark Salling's child porn court date cancelled

Mark Salling's upcoming court hearing has been cancelled

By the water's edge

Secure your seachange

HOT PROPERTY: Money to spend on land, buildings

File picture.

Sale, leasing of industrial real estate picks up in Mackay

Collapsed Coast company could owe up to $5 million

Staff, ATO, landlords among those out of pocket.

Ipswich block of dirt sells for $582 a square metre

JUST SOLD: A property on the Brookwater golf course sold for a record-breaking $612,000.

Property smashed 2007 record by close to $100,000

Sunday auction for historical home

Former Catholic school sure to attract spirited bidding

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!