[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t’s here! This is the weekend, Dec. 9 – 11, for Citywide Voting to give recognition for outstanding Christmas Décor. Anyone with a Mountain City address and an email address may vote, including children.
To obtain the links to the electronic ballots, visit facebook.com/LovingMountainCity or send an email to [email protected], asking for the links to the “Best of ….” Awards (one for each street /section) and the Citywide Awards (by various categories).
Some printed ballots (which make it easy to see the options) and a list of nominated houses will be placed in a realtor “take-one” box near the City message board on Mountain City Drive.
NEW: Ballots must be submitted with online links. If you do not have a computer with access to the internet /do not have an email address, please ask someone to enter your answers.
Voting must be complete by 10 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11.
Nominees already have a coveted “little green-painted Christmas tree” near their mailbox.
Good news! The Flores’ redid their décor before the Décor Scouts came out. They have a “little green Christmas tree”.
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Mountain City deer inspired Mollie Flores to compose this poem last week:
T’was the night before the Mountain City Holiday Lights Contest
By Mollie Flores
Twas the night before the Mountain City Holiday Lights contest,
when all through the city,
not a creature was stirring
– not even the old owl sitting on the Oak tree was witty;
the yard decorations were all hung with care,
in hopes that the judges would soon be there;
The residents were nestled all snug in their beds;
While visions of little Christmas tree markers in our yards danced in our heads;
we settled our brains for a long winter’s nap
When out in the lawn there arouse such a clatter,
We sprang from our beds to see what was the matter.
Away to the window we flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.
When what to our unbelieving eyes did appear,
But eight prancing, frolicking and mischievous Texas deer.
What a great shock! What a big mess!
Our beautiful decorations sprawled over the yard,
Broken lights over there, torn figurines upside down,
joyful Christmas signs all charred,
With the top of our voices, we yelled and yelled to all!
“Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!”
With a flash, they ran, not even looking back and up the street they flew.
We looked at each other, not a word could be said, only a boohoo.
We looked at each other with a gleam in our eye,
maybe next year, as the deer were out of sight –
“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”
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Dec. 9 – 11, 6 – 8:30 p.m., is also Fellowship Church’s “A Night in Bethlehem”, a living nativity story where you and your family will be guided through the story of the birth of Jesus. King Herod (played by Ron Tom on Friday and Saturday) will try to stop you from seeing the true Shepherd.
Dec. 11, RonTom and I will be alone, celebrating our 45th!
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I hope nothing stops you from sending tidbits. [email protected] (subject: TIDBIT) or 512.268.5678 Thanks!