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Ties announced in Greenwood Christmas light-up, residents able to vote for winners

The Motherlode Ice Cream Bistro's display.

The annual Greenwood Christmas light-up contest, has concluded for 2014 with ties in both categories. 

In first place for Greenwood residents is Ron Pearson at 692 Strathmore and Doreen McLean at 197 N. Kimberley. The two winners split the money from the first and second places.

In third place, are Mike and Maureen Prystae at 384 Maguerite Avenue. They won first place last year. 

For the business light-up, first place was shared between Deadwood Junction and Motherlode Ice Cream Bistro and Galleria. There was no third place. 

Prize money is $45 for first place, $35 for second and $25 for third. 

The event is organized by the City of Greenwood and the Board of Trade. It is the first year they have asked for votes to judge the winners. Previously, the decision was made by a committee. 

"The public was able to make a vote for their favourite residential and commercial building provided they filled in the ballot, with signature and submitted in the ballot box before Friday Dec 19th," said organizer Kim Kinakin. 

Organizers are looking for new ways to spread the word about the contest and get more participants and voters out next year.