The Knox City Council this week approved $175 from the city’s Christmas decoration money to be given to the top three Christmas decorators in the city. The first-place winner will receive $100, $50 will go to second place, and $25 will be given to the third best decorator.
Mayor Rick Chambers explained that the city has been doing this since at least 1998, and it goes a long way in giving people a sense of pride in their city.
“To award the people that do go above and beyond decorating their house. It gives the people a little bit of community pride, and it rewards them to pay for the decorations and the electric that they use,” said Chambers.
Chambers told the council that $1061 is available in the Christmas decoration money for the city to use, and they’ve used some of this money to fund the contest in the past.
The council voted unanimously to approve his request. Let the decorating begin!