Chamber conducts Holiday Lights Contest

The Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce is conducting the second annual Holiday Lights Contest.

The contest comprises two categories, Business and Home, and three geographic areas, Apalachicola, Eastpoint, and St. George Island.

The businesses and homes will be judged Dec. 15 to 20, with winners announced Thursday, Dec. 21. Each winner will receive a small lawn banner to display with their decorations.

Judges will visit the businesses and homes randomly Dec. 15 to 20. Judges will remain anonymous; no participating business or homeowner will be a judge.

To enter the contest, or if you know someone that should be entered into the contest, please submit the business and/or home address and telephone number so that participation can be confirmed by the chamber. Please email participant information to lights@apalachicolabay.org. Only participant addresses will be listed on the chamber website and a list will also be available at the visitor centers.

All winner addresses will be noted on the Apalachicola Bay Chamber website and will be available at the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce office.

The chamber has secured two sponsors for this contest, Duke Energy and The Tin Shed. With these sponsors the chamber will produced a television commercial that will air on cable channels from Bay County to Leon County.

 

More Christmas excitement

Eastpoint’s First Baptist Church will host a Community Christmas Bash on Sunday, Dec. 17 beginning at 4 p.m. There will be plenty of gifts, food, and the retelling of the birth of Jesus. Community is welcome.

The Apalachicola Area Historical Society will host a holiday reception at the Raney House on Sunday, Dec. 17 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. View the Raney in its holiday splendor.

The Apalachicola Ice Company, 252 Water Street, will host a pajama party and potluck dinner on Christmas Day, starting at 2 p.m. Wear your pajamas and bring a a dish. All are welcome.

 

Christmas closures

Franklin County offices will be closed Dec. 25 and 26 for Christmas and Monday, Jan. 1 for New Years.

City of Apalachicola offices will be closed Dec. 22, 25 and 26 for Christmas and January 1 for New Year’s.

Offices for the city of Carrabelle will be closed Dec. 25 and 26 for Christmas and half a day on Dec. 29 and all day Jan. 1 for New Years.

County libraries in Eastpoint and Carrabelle will be closed Dec. 25 and 26 for Christmas and Jan. 1 for New Years. The Apalachicola Municipal Library will be closed Dec. 25 and 26.