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Smallidge family takes home first in Christmas Light Contest

The Smallidge family took home first place in the 2014 Kiwanis Club of New Richmond Christmas Light Contest with this light display. The display can be seen at 315 Greaton Rd., New Richmond. (Submitted photo)1 / 2
Judges for the 2014 Kiwanis Club of New Richmond Christmas Light Contest included Jim Brooks, Chuck Oberstar, Kay Brooks, Susan Oberstar, Judy Pederson, Joel Pederson, Gina Moe Knutson, Dirk Eneboe, Marie Gremore, Ken Knutson, Erin Eneboe, Colin Derby, Sharisse Derby and Jeff Byron. (Submitted photo) 2 / 2

The votes have been tallied, and the winner of the 2014 Kiwanis Club of New Richmond Christmas Light Contest is the Smallidge family, who lives at 315 Greaton Rd. The Smallidges will receive a $100 Chamber Bucks card for placing first in the contest. Judging was done on Tuesday, Dec. 16.

Runners up include: second place, Dan Moe at 242 W. Sixth St. ($75 Chamber Bucks); third place, the Becker family at 1321 Bilmar Ave. ($50 Chamber Bucks); fourth place, the Gubrud family at 652 E. Second St. ($25 Chamber Bucks); and fifth place, the Dennis family at 1914 W. Seventh St. ($25 Chamber Bucks).

The judges for the contest included all of the group’s newest members, all but one of their board members and a combined total of 90 years representing the Kiwanis Club of New Richmond.

The group started at Champs with some social time on Dec. 16 and then split up in to four groups with maps in hand. The weather cooperated for the judging and the group had a wonderful time. The club raised the prize amounts this year and kept all six places to keep encouraging participation.

Kiwanis Club of New Richmond is also celebrating its 95th Anniversary this year.

For more information on the Kiwanis Club contact Kiwanis Club President Gina Moe Knutson at 651-491-0043 or . 

Submitted by the Kiwanis Club of New Richmond, compiled by Jordan Willi

Jordan Willi
Jordan Willi is a reporter for the New Richmond News. Previously, he worked as a sports reporter at the Worthington Daily Globe in Worthington, Minnesota. He also interned at the Hudson Star Observer for two summers and contributed to the Bison Illustrated sports magazine at North Dakota State University.
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