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24 December, 2021

Light up Christmas winners

AWARDS for the best Christmas Lights around the region have been decided by both Tablelands Regional Council and Mareeba Shire Council.

Winners of the Tablelands Regional Council Christmas Lights competition, the Trimarchi family have been busy making sure their property spreads some good cheer this festive season. Pictured at their property at 46-76 Tate Road, Tolga are Anthony holding Ryan and his wife Samantha holding daughter Elyse.

The best residential award for Mareeba’s competition went to Irene and Bill of 9 Totten Street, Mareeba, with Best Street going to Borland Street, Mareeba. 

The Best Business display award went to Allen’s 4x4 Tint & Signs at 10 Basalt Street, while Luke and Aimee of 149 Slape Road, Mareeba, took out the Best Rural prize with their display. 

Little Taylor with their winning Christmas display at Borland Street, Mareeba.

Tablelands Regional Council’s winners were presented with their prizes at last week’s council meeting by judges Crs Annette Haydon and Bernie Wilce.

Cr Haydon told the winners she was “in awe of the eff ort people put into their light shows”.

“It’s great to see so many houses and streets vying for recognition – this show of community spirit makes me proud to be a Tablelander,” she said. 

Irene and Bill at the front of their winning house on Totten Street, Mareeba.

Taking out the top Residential category was Anthony Trimarchi of 46–76 Tate Road in Tolga. Accompanied by his children, Elyse and Ryan, Mr Trimarchi said he was surprised to win the award because he had not even nominated for the competition. 

Second in Residential was 5 Ellwood Close, Atherton, with third going to 20 Barlow Close, Tolga. Best Street went to Ellwood Close, Atherton, with Burton Close, Malanda coming in second, and Filippo Close, Rangeview awarded third place.

The council also had a special Judges’ Choice Award which went to 18 John Street, Ravenshoe.

LIGHTS WINNERS: The winners of Tablelands Regional Council’s Christmas Lights competition were presented with colourful hampers as their prizes at last week’s council meeting. The hampers were fi lled with goodies and treats as well as Christmas lights that will hopefully add to the winners’ displays next year.

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