The first round of judging for the 32nd annual Home Decorating Contest, sponsored by the News Tribune; the Jefferson City Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department; and Cottonstone Gallery and Frame Shop, has resulted in first- and second-place winners in each category in each Jefferson City ward.
All first-place winners will be judged again this week to choose one city winner in each of the six categories. Results from the second round of judging will be published in the Dec. 24 edition of the News Tribune.
A Tour of Lights map was published in the Dec. 12 newspaper. The map lists all entrants in the contest and can be used by residents to tour the city and vote for the People's Choice Award. The map includes a People's Choice Ballot with instructions; the deadline for submission is Dec. 26. The People's Choice Award winner will be announced in the Dec. 31 edition of the News Tribune.
The preliminary winners are:
Norman Rockwell: First place, the Kampeter family; second place, Andy and Amy Reed.
O Holy Night: First place, Karen M. Elliott; second place, the Koenigsfeld family.
TV Christmas Classics: First place, the Green family.
Clark Griswold: First place, Roy Johnson.
Charlie Brown: First place, the Cavitte family.
O Holy Night: First place, Nelson Otto.
Clark Griswold: First place, the Rackers family.
Charlie Brown: First place, Chris Rodriguez and Jayme Prenger; second place, Beverly Williams.
Best Business Lights Display: First place, Governor Motor Company.
Clark Griswold: First place, Don and Sara Boes.
Charlie Brown: First place, Edward Kintner; second place, Sheri Payne and Ron Elvington.
Norman Rockwell: First place, Jennifer and Wilfred Plochberger; second place, Irene and Bill Foster.
TV Christmas Classics: First place, Ken and Robin Smith.
Clark Griswold: First place, Beautiful Clark; second place, the Scherr family.
Charlie Brown: First place, Lois Chronister; second place, Jay Leslie.
Norman Rockwell: First place, Kevin and Judy Murray.
O Holy Night: First place, Theresa Schell; second place, the Gerity family.