As part of the 3rd Annual Spot Bay Christmas Homecoming, on Saturday 14th December the Spot Bay Committee proudly invited homeowners in Spot Bay to enter free of charge the 2nd Annual Night of Lights Contest. Making it a seasonal tradition to line rooftops to yards with beautiful Holiday lights and decorations, letting the spirit of the Christmas Season shine. Seven participants entered the free of charge contest, and decorated the exterior of their homes beautifully with lights, wreaths and other decorative items.
Some notable decor of the 1st place winner Lurley Scott were gingerbread cutouts, cupcakes, Christmas trees made from recycled pallets, a snowman (made from recycled tires), all handmade by her grandchildren. Sitting on her porch were TeddyBears dated 1993 from her personal collection. It might also be noted that when the grandchildren ran out of decorations a good neighbor Sharon Connolly chipped in with true community spirit and loaned them some lights from her own decor. Second place went to Dell Dixon, whose sons got their workers to make snowmen and bulb decor made from recycled plastic bottles. Third place winner Fern Scott had a split theme with the traditional baby Jesus in the manger and more modern blow up decor and sea grape Christmas trees gathered from the seashore.
The other four contestants all had notable items. There was music to accompany the decorations, and yet another that had a Christmas story projected on the wall of her house, some personally brought in decor themselves all the way from Miami which included solar powered Christmas lights, and another had a Christmas doll made from recycled water bottles. The Spot Bay committee is hopeful that this competition which is more to spread joy and community spirit will continue to grow each year until all the homes in the district are lit every Christmas.
The spirit of 2019 Christmas Homecoming continues with 5 days of activities.
1. Starting Monday 23rd December 5pm with the 2nd Annual Christmas Caroling with Seniors Gift Distribution on foot from Taylor Turn to Conway Turn in Spot Bay. Last year this was a great surprise and much appreciated event for the Seniors in the district.
2. Tuesday 24th December 2019 6pm Christmas Eve Candlelight Carol Service will be held at Bethel Baptist Church with home grown pastors leading the service Rev Audley Scott and Rev Dr Charles ‘Rex’ Hurlston, who returns home especially for this event. The Turner children will also be in attendance. A great time for fellowship and to celebrate the meaning of Christmas.
3. Wednesday 25th December Christmas Day at 7pm the Annual Spot Bay Christmas Singspiration and Fireworks Display takes place at the Spot Bay Community Park (Night of Lights participants are encouraged to come out to collect their 2019 Certificates of Participation & prizes).
4. Thursday 26 December the public is invited to the Spot Bay Park again from 1pm to 4pm for Boxing Day Picnic and a Children’s Party with Movie from 4pm to 7pm.
5. Last but surely not least Friday December 27th 9pm the grand finale takes place in the part of Spot Bay called Tiger Bay there will be a party on Mrs Vivia’s Cistern Top. Come end our Christmas celebrations, dancing and listening to a live musical crew, DJ Alex music AND OTHER SURPRISE LOCAL TALENT. Into the wee hours of the morning.
ALL EVENTS ARE FREE TO THE PUBLIC & REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED.