MOUNT VERNON – The City of Mount Vernon is pleased to present the winners of the 2020 Festival of Lights competition! Thank you all who participated in this event to bring some hope and holiday spirit to our town! We look forward to this becoming an annual tradition for families all around Knox County. Mayor Matt Starr was thrilled with the public’s response to what he referred to as an “old school” activity. “I remember driving around during Christmas season with my mom and dad just to see the decorations at night,” said Starr. “I think this is endearing to see how a very simple old school idea can spark the Christmas spirit into so many. Not even Covid can take away Christmas.”
Pictured from top to bottom: Griswold Winner – Carrie Knell; Glitter Winner – Marilyn Nagy; 4th Ward Winner – Louie Ballesteros; 3rd Ward Winner – Cierra Selzer; 1st Ward Winner – Amy Riedel; Sights and Sounds Winner – Barbara Hammer; 2nd Ward Winner – Tamara and Jason Wood; Blow-ups Display Winner – Wendy Shipman; Colorful Lights Winner – Jennifer Beck; Best in Show Winner – Joleen and Rick Lanning.