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The City of Union has announced the Light Up Union Holiday Decorating Contest.

The city will award 12 prizes across six competition categories to homes which are displaying holiday spirit throughout the city. The categories include: Best Overall Display; Best Use of a Theme; Best Overall Display of an Outdoor Tree; Best Use of Inflatables; the Clark Griswold Award; and Best Use of Sound and/or Animation.

People interested in participating in the contest can register online at cityofunionky.org/light-up-union  Only homes located inside the city limits are eligible to win prizes, but any home in the Union area can register to be added to the list of decorated homes which will be shared on the city website for people to view and visit.

The prizes will include gift cards to local restaurants in the city, with a champion and runner-up in each category.  A committee comprised of city staff and commission members will judge the competition among all registered homes on December 17-18.

“With the cancellation of so many events this year due to the pandemic, it’s important to keep our spirits up this holiday season,” said Mayor Larry K. Solomon.  “We’re hoping this will lead to an annual tradition in our city, and bring some of the magic back to the holiday this year.”

“We hope people will go out and enjoy the lights and sounds this year as a great socially-distanced activity with their family,” added Solomon.  “We hope our citizens will spread the Christmas cheer with their neighborhoods as we get through these difficult times.”

More information regarding the City of Union can be found on the city’s website www.cityofunionky.org or by contacting Communications and Operations Director Melissa Hinkle at [email protected] or 859-384-1511.