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Posted on: December 14, 2020

Light up North Bend Holiday Lighting Contest Winners Announced, Tour Map Debuts

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Representatives from the North Bend Downtown Foundation and Economic Development Commission took to North Bend streets Saturday night, December 12th to judge 27 participants in the City’s first ever holiday lighting contest: ‘Light up North Bend.’

19 North Bend residences, 4 businesses and 4 neighborhoods entered this year’s contest. Judges were impressed with the turnout and community response to the inaugural lighting contest.

“Due to pandemic restrictions, the City was not able to host its popular Holly Days festival,” explained North Bend Communications Manager Danna McCall. “Light up North Bend provided our residents an alternative event to showcase our holiday spirit and the interactive map offers a safe drive-thru tour to admire participants’ lighting creativity.”

The 2020 Light up North Bend winners:

Single-family Division:

  • VMA – Best use of Music: 1) The Danielson Home; 2) The Duran Home
  • Hollywood – Best Theme: Tie - The Locke Home and The Thomas Home
  • Griswold – Best Overuse of Lights:  1) The Bennett Home; 2) The Gambill Home

Business Division:

  • Hollywood: Erika Laureano Design
  • Griswold: The Daily Grind

Neighborhood: Tie - Riverbend and Silver Creek

Look for an upcoming video that showcases the winning neighborhoods. Those videos will be released on the City’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages later this week.

As there were no entries for the multi-family division, two winners were chosen in each single-family category. As an effort to support local businesses, contest  winners will receive a $50 gift card to the North Bend business of their choice.

The interactive online Light up North Bend Drive-thru Tour Map can be found HERE.  The map also includes photos of the participants.

Winners are noted in the sidebar slides, which are organized directionally west to east. Judges estimate the full tour takes approximately 1.5 – 2 hours.

To help community members in need, there will also be a Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank donation bin placed in front of Business division participant, Erika Laureano Designs, located on Main Street in downtown North Bend, for those doing the drive-thru light tour. Needed items include:

High Protein Foods- high priority 

  • Tuna (canned)
  • Beef stew (canned)
  • Chili

Canned Foods

  • Vegetables (no beans please)
  • Hearty Soups 
  • Broth/Stock
  • Jam/Jelly
  • Green beans
  • Corn

Dried Goods

  • Boxed sides
  • Breakfast cereal
  • Granola bars
  • Baking Items
  • Spices 
  • Condiments

Baby Items

  • Size 5, 6, Pull-ups and overnight diapers

[*The Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank currently has an adequate supply of rice, beans (dried and canned), pumpkin, tomato and mushroom soups.  For safety reasons, all donated food must be unopened packages, within expiration date, and in good condition.  Cans without labels, meat that is not commercially packaged, or homemade items cannot be accepted. *]

Thank you to all Light up North Bend participants and to the judges. We truly appreciate the outpouring of community support for this safe, Holiday event!

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