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Let’s light up the Hill

Tuesday, 6th December, 2011

BRING ON THE LIGHTS: Kerry Murray puts up her Christmas lights with the help of her grandchildren Paige and Cohan Berryman. BRING ON THE LIGHTS: Kerry Murray puts up her Christmas lights with the help of her grandchildren Paige and Cohan Berryman.

Kerry Murray admits getting a “buzz” out of putting on her prize-winning Christmas lights display.

The Wyman Street resident, who was one of three winners in last year’s Christmas Light Competition, will be at it again this year.

Mrs Murray said she doesn’t know why she puts so much effort into her lights display but admitted to possessing a bit of a creative streak.

“I like to create something special for the kids to see, it is a lot of work but I get a buzz out of it,” she said.

“As it gets closer to Christmas, people gather around (to look at the display and) I really enjoy it.”

According to Mrs Murray the more people who put up lights the better.

“The more the merrier, even if it’s just a string of lights around the house. It doesn’t have to be elaborate, like mine, I didn’t intend to have it like this; it just crept up.”

The Christmas Light Competition is on again this year with the Barrier Daily Truth taking the entries.

Residents with a lights display who nominate at the BDT will go into the draw to win a limousine ride around the city to look at all the displays.

Two families of four will then get to ride in the limousine and see the lights on Wednesday December 21. All nominated light displays will be checked by BDT staff. Nominations close on December 19 at 3pm, and the winners will be announced in the paper on December 20. 

Mrs Murray said her lights will be on from about 8pm to 9.30pm every evening until it gets closer to the big day, when she will keep them on for longer.

“Everyone is welcome to come and see them.”

 

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