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To kick off the holiday season the town of Strasburg, Virginia held a Christmas lighting contest. The Hometown Strasburg, a local affiliate of Virginia's Main Street Program that encourages businesses to help light up the downtown area.

Our UAW Local 2999 Community Service Committee took up the challenge. With an eye on the top prize of $300 we chose to recreate the scene from �The Night before Christmas�. We had a lot of fun letting our imaginations run wild in preparing the window for the judges.

Our local ended up with second place and a cash prize of two hundred dollars. Each winner was also given a lighted ball to display in our window. A Blue ball was awarded for first place, a red ball was for second place, and the third place winner received a white ball.

Our Community Service Committee is already planning their next window for December 2008. The pictures below are from the December 2007 window display at the local Union hall.

Sister Debbie Clem accepts $200 prize from Hometown Strasburg Committee member.