"How 'bout Them Lights?"
Dateline: Nov 9, 2022
Updated: Dec. 18, 2022
The EDC congratulates the following winners.
First Place: 3 Bailey Ave.
Second Place: 6 Emile Drive
Third Place: 35B River Rd.
Police Dept. Choice: 8 Notre Dame Ave.
Fire Dept. Choice: 32 Al's Ave.
Sorry if you missed the Christmas Light festivities on Dec. 17th. The weather cleared up midday Saturday, so thank God for that blessing. About 40 people turned out for the event.
We had a great time together and the Santa Tour of the town was fantastic with police cruisers fore and aft (and an EDC member riding shotgun and giving turn by turn directions), Santa and his EDC elves on Santa's sled, and three Fire Dept. trucks with lights flashing and sirens blaring. Santa and the elves then came over to mingle with the attendees.
We had a Christmas tree lit up in the Gazebo, and burn barrels and lots of firewood to keep warm (thanks to our friends at the Highway Dept.). The ARD Student Council sold cookies, brownies, and hot chocolate, and the ARD Student Chorus led us in singing Christmas carols. The elves then announced and handed out the awards, after which we wished everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Let's do this again next year!
The Allenstown Economic Development Committee (EDC), in collaboration with the ARD Student Council and the ARD School Chorus is sponsoring the
Fourth Annual Christmas Light Contest
Many of you may be feeling gloomy, uncertain, or frustrated in these days of high inflation, high gas prices, high food prices, high crime rates, but we all need something to hope for. For many, Christmas is just such a time and decorating your home with lights can make one feel hopeful. So if you are decorating the outside of your home, we hope you will register your home for this contest.
To make the occasion more festive and enjoyable, the ARD Student Council will hold a bake sale with refreshments to enjoy. Also, Michael Kenyon, ARD Music Teacher, will lead the ARD Music Chorus in a round of Christmas Carols.
Schedule of Activities
- Nov. 16 to Dec. 7 – Register your house decorations
- Dec. 1 to Dec. 15 at 5 p.m. – Vote for best decorations
- Dec. 17, 2:30 p.m. (Saturday) – Santa tours the town; get your kids outside!
Dec. 17, 3:30 p.m. – Get warm at the Bonfire
Dec. 17, 4:00 p.m. – Attend Awards Ceremony featuring prizes for Best Decorations
What You Can Do
First register your home by sending an e-mail ASAP.
[Click here] to register your home.
Be sure to include your name, address, and one or two photos that show off your decorations. No more than two photos per home will be accepted.
Where to Find and Vote for Registered Homes
Homes will be listed below under the Registered Homes heading so people can preview your decorations, visit your home, and be encouraged to vote for you.
For each registered home, there is a [Click here] link that opens a mail message for you to vote for that home. Please limit your votes to one per household. We have only one volunteer managing the votes so we don't want to overwork that volunteer.
The following homes are participating.
2. Raymond Quessey
54 River Road
3. Cheryl Forsberg-Hill
3 Bailey Ave
4. The Laflamme Family
35B River Road
5. Kevin Ouellette
17 Letendre Ave
6. Andrea King
38 Granite St.
7. Kim and Jim Macenas
31 Granite St.
8. Jill Barros
40 Birchwood Rd.
9. The Day Family
26 Cross Street
10. Sarah Laponsie
32 Al’s Ave.
11. Goulet Family
57 River Road