PIQUA — Indian Ridge is brightening up this holiday season with a Christmas light display contest sponsored by the Indian Ridge Builders.
Julie Alexander, who co-owns Indian Ridge Builders with her husband Rob, said that they thought it would be a fun activity for the community to do this time of year.
“We’re excited because we’re building a lot of new homes in Indian Ridge and there’s a great sense of community and people enjoy doing community events and Christmas is a big parts of our lives,” Alexander said.
The contest climaxes Saturday when the entire neighborhood’s sidewalks will be lined with around 1,000 luminaries that have been provided to each homeowner by Indian Ridge Builders. That event will begin at 6 p.m.
City officials will visit Indian Ridge on Saturday and judge which home they think has the best Christmas lights display. Piqua residents can also vote online at indianridgepiqua.com/events/let-the-voting-begin/ for which home in Indian Ridge they think has the best Christmas lights display.
“We’re going to have the city leader contest and the contest that involves the community,” Alexander said.
The winners will each receive gift cards provided by the Indian Ridge Builders.
Alexander said that they are seeing a good amount of participation in the contest in Indian Ridge.
“There’s a lot of beautiful lights out there,” Alexander said. “They’re fun to drive through and see people’s creativity. Some people are real artsy with it. Then some people enjoy doing things that are for children.”
She also said that the residents have been able to personalize their displays and that there are also some Nativity scenes out on display.
Indian Ridge Builders currently has eight new homes being built in the area. Alexander said that it has been a positive experience with the community.
“People seem to get along so well,” Alexander said. “We’re so excited because the community is fun to do things with … We’ve done just a lot of community things, and it seems like people enjoy them.”
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