With the holiday season in full swing, several community members participated in the Keep Copperas Cove Beautiful Holiday Decorating Contest on Dec. 16, each stepping up to the challenge to enhance city streets with a little bit of cheer.

“This is the 10th year Keep Copperas Cove Beautiful has been awarding the Christmas Holiday Decorating Contest,” said Silvia Rhoads, executive director of the organization. “It is also the second year we are awarding a separate category for the lights in motion, or computerized lights.”

For KCCB, the contest is a way to instill pride in community members and encourage residents to beautify their little piece of the city, she continued.

“In turn, we hope that encourages others to follow suit and know they can do the same with a little effort,” Rhoads said.

During this year’s contest, there were six nominations for the still photo category and two nominations for the lights In motion category.

Still photo category winners:

  • First place – Wendy Laurent.
  • Second place – Faye Suddreth.
  • Third place – Dennis and Dianna Dougherty.

Lights in motion category winners:

  • First place – Tim and Deanna Clavell.
  • Second place – Christian and Sabine Mulvey.

It was Christian Mulvey’s second year participating in the contest and despite the hard work, he said he was excited to be able to win second place in this year’s competition. “I’m hoping (this contest) will spread and someday Copperas Cove will be the place to come to see outstanding Christmas lights,” he said.

When KCCB isn’t hosting the Holiday Decorating Contest, they have several beautification projects underway, including participating in the “Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off” in April and hosting “Eco Harvest” in October.

The mission of KCCB is to empower and educate citizens while enhancing the environment of Copperas Cove, according to www.copperascovetx.gov/kccb/.

The public is welcome at their regular board meetings, which take place at 6 p.m. the first Monday of each month in the Central Fire Station classroom at 415 S. Main St.

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