West Liberty Chamber names holiday lighting contest winners


The winners of the first West Liberty Chamber of Commerce Holiday Lights Decorating Contest were unveiled this week, giving local residents a chance to tour the area before the sparkle ends.

Chamber Director Stephanie Martin said there were so many “great light displays” that judges could not pick a clear winner, selecting eight local homes that will get Chamber Bucks courtesy of MidWestOne Bank in West Liberty, who sponsored the event.

Martin said the effort and creativity of all the entrants was very much appreciated. “I love when you drive through some of the neighborhoods and see so many have lights up,” Martin said. Along with the eight winners, the Chamber awarded three honorable mentions, although those homeowners did not get prizes.

If you’d like to take a Christmas tour, here are the winners and their addresses:

Kirt & Deb Sickels, 729 W. Prairie St., West Liberty

Kevin & Kaley Kile, 1040 130th St., West Liberty

Charlie & Lucy Howard, 212 N. Morgan, West Liberty

Yessenia Rodriquez, 202 East A St., West Liberty

Jennifer Molina, 306 East A St. #61, West Liberty

Dawn Huggins, 127 Depot St.. Atalissa

Armando & Julieta Sanchez, 306 East A St., West Liberty

Richard & Susan Lyons, 118 6th St., Atalissa

Honorable mention:

Blaine & Jodi Kelly, 1229 Country Heights Lane, West Liberty

Andy & Jana Feldman, 1213 Country Heights Lane, West Liberty

Brian & Sonya Flake, 1457 Fairway Dr., West Liberty