Christmas Tree Lighting – Thursday, December 1st, at 6:00pm the English Civic Club and the Town of English will sponsor an event to Light the Christmas Tree. The tree lighting will take place in the grassy area between Townhall and the Post Office on Indiana Avenue in English. The event will include hot chocolate and cookies from churches in town as well as Christmas carolers. We encourage everyone in the area to come out and join us in ringing in the Christmas season to celebrate the birth of Jesus! Christmas Decoration Contests – The English Civic Club will sponsor two Christmas decoration contests, one for businesses and another for residences. Everyone who lives or has a business within the city limits of English is encouraged to participate. A revolving trophy will be given to the business with the best Christmas decorations. Three prizes will be given out to those with the best residential Christmas decorations: First prize will be a $100 gift card to the JayC Store, 2nd prize a $50 gift card to English Hardware, and 3rd
prize a $25 gift card to 64 Express Mart. It is requested that Christmas lights be turned on between 16-23 December during the hours of 6:30-9:30pm. Judging will take place during that time. Criteria for the judging will be as follows: 30 points for Artistic Merit (including design, composition and arrangement of elements and color scheme), 20 points for Originality (new lighting or other effects or new ways of using standard decorations), 30 points for Lighting Techniques (new and interesting uses of standard Christmas lights, including spot and flood lights), and 20 points for Ingenuity (making interesting use of the structure and surroundings). The contest concerns exterior decorations and those visible from the outside. Judges will be Mike Gillespie of Corydon, Maria Wishart from outside the Town of English, and Bill Byrd from Milltown. Prizes will be awarded and delivered to residents and the business winner by the 23rd of December. The Civic Club appreciates local business owners’ willingness to donate the prizes and encourages everyone to decorate for the holidays.