Sixteen residences and four businesses entered the Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce decorated lighting contest this holiday season.
Four judges from outside the Memphis area traveled to Memphis this past Saturday night to rate residences and businesses who had registered for the contest at the Memphis Democrat newspaper office.
Judges were very impressed with the decorated residences, with third place and forty dollars in Memphis bucks going to the Scott and Debbie Goff residence at 414 North Market. Second prize and sixty dollars in Memphis bucks went to the home of Leon and Hazel Buford at 115 North Adams, and first place and eighty dollars in Memphis bucks went to the home of Boyd and Jeannie Bissell at the corner of Jackson and Monroe street.
Best decorated business honors went to Scotland County Pharmacy. The pharmacy will receive a gift basket.
Other businesses entered in the competition included The Daisy Patch; Memphis Funeral Home; KMEM Radio on north highway 15; and Primrose Realty, on the northwest corner of the Memphis square.
Other Memphis residences entered in the competition include the home of Bill and Doris Atwater at 414 North Lincoln; the Anita Cline home at 315 Green Street; the Larry Arnold home on north highway 15; the Kris and Suzy Lister home at 1032 Mi-Lor Street; the Eric Dickerson home at 117 Lincoln; the Lois Courtney home at 214 West Missouri in Memphis, and the rural country homes of Duane and Sandra Ebeling near Wyaconda and Nelda Billups on North Highway 15, then East on Rudy Lane.