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And the Winner Is... ! Best Lights Displays Announced for Diamond Bar

The city of Diamond Bar has announced the winners for the best holiday lights displays around town. Did your favorite win?

The city of Diamond Bar announced this week the winners of the 2012 Holiday Home Decorating Contest-- crowning a local resident a three-time champion.

This year, nearly 30 residents entered the fourth annual contest, according to City Spokeswoman Cecilia Arellano.  

Coming out ahead again this year was the Gudvangen Family at 450 N. Prospectors Road, winning the title of "Best Holiday Spirit."  The Gudvangens wonback in 2009, and again in 2010.

Another award was given to the Crenshaw Family at 1380 Rolling Knoll Road, for the "Most Energy Efficient" display.

As for the "Best Neighborhood Display" (three homes on a block), some residents on Farel Avenue took that title:

  • 1020 Farel Avenue – The Medina Family
  • 1040 Farel Avenue – The Monk Family
  • 1041 Farel Avenue – The Tolentino Family

Each of the winners will be presented with a festive lawn sign at an upcoming city council meeting, according to Arellano.

According to the city, the contest "... is aimed at recognizing Diamond Bar residents who enhance the spirit of the season in the community while making an effort to incorporate energy-efficient practices into their outdoor holiday trimmings by using at least one strand of LED lights."

This year's contest saw about a 50 percent drop off in participation from last year, in which approximately 60 homes were entered in the contest.  The year before that, in 2010, 70 home had entered.

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