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It’s that time of year again! Ivoryton Village Alliance is now accepting applications for its Outdoor Lights Competition.  Due to the overwhelming success of last year’s event, the Ivoryton Village Alliance will be expanding entrant eligibility to include ALL of Essex Village this year. Every house in Essex, Centerbrook and Ivoryton can enter to win. If you would like to enter but feel that you do not have enough lights, thanks to local donations, we will be able to supply you with some. There will be a total of 15 of prizes: A first prize of $200 savings bond, 5 prizes of $100 savings bonds, $50 gift certificates from Gather, Ivoryton Service Station, Aggies and the Ivoryton Tavern, as well as 5 pairs of tickets from the Ivoryton Playhouse. If you are interested in participating, please contact Gather in Ivoryton at
The judges will be making several drive-bys between Dec 1 and Dec 18 so please keep your displays on during the month. The judges’ criteria will be the same as last year:

1. Creativity
2. Number of lights
3. Colored lights are looked upon favorably

The winners will be announced in the Valley Courier the week before Christmas.

If you need lights or have any questions contact: Chris Shane
 860-767-1147 or

For more information on the Ivoryton Illuminations, please follow this link:

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