Announcements, Communities, Features, Laingsburg

The Lights and Sounds of the Christmas Season

By Deb Price

The Laingsburg Community & Business Association sponsored a business and home decorating contest held during the annual Winterfest last week. On the evening of Thursday, December 3rd, I drove around that community and took a few photos of the decorated homes. Listed here are the homes who entered the contest:

  • 4119 Leland Road
  • 7160 Tyrrell Road
  • 303 E. Grand River
  • 403 Haley Court
  • 513 E. Grand River
  • 606 Doyle Road
  • 7955 Walters Drive
  • 119 Church Street
  • 113 w. 1st North Street
  • 607 Hayley Court
  • 7725 Laingsburg Road

Load up the kids and visit these beautifully decorated homes. The winning entry was chosen on Saturday, December 5th. See next weeks edition of the Meridian Weekly for results.

Click or swipe the arrows above for the next image in the slideshow

In the Ovid-Elsie community a house decorating contest is also underway. The deadline to enter is December 18th at 4 pm according to organizer Chelsey Goodrich. Voting will be held online from December 19th-December 26th. To enter the contest log onto The St Johns Light Festival Website :   On that sight you will find all the instructions for entry. One winner from Elsie and one from Ovid will receive a basket full of gifts and other cool things.

As part of the contest, organizers are collecting items for the Elsie Food & Baby Pantry. The baby pantry is in great need of diaper sizer 4-6, baby shampoo, Wash and lotion, diaper rash ointment, snippy cups, girl & boy clothing sizes 4T-6x and winter boots. Monetary gifts also will help to pay the bills and buy emergency needed items. To donate, checks can be made out to the Elsie United Church, please memo line note, Elsie Baby Pantry. For more information please email Chelsey Goodrich at

In Ovid, you will want to make sure you visit the Troy Zell home located at 8295 W. Simpson Road (first photo). The lights and sounds are truly amazing. I also heard there is another fantastic light show display at the Purcell home located at 6768 Highland Drive at Lake Victoria in Laingsburg.

See page 7 for more photos of the homes I visited on the evening of December 3rd.