Wharton County is honored to announce the 2020 winners of the Town & Country Christmas Lighting Contest.
Best of Show: Shebra Adler (400 Meadowbrook, El Campo)
1st – Shebra Adler (400 Meadowbrook, El Campo)
2nd – Gary & Jeanette Schoenfield (3181 CR 405, El Campo)
3rd – Bob & Sylvia Little (493 Meadowbrook, El Campo)
1st – Joseph & Melissa Juarez (807 Avenue I, El Campo)
2nd – David Sabrsula (1005 Empire, El Campo)
3rd – Luann Wigginton (8292 Highway 71, Garwood)
District 1: Doug & Shanna Rohan; Marilyn Popp
District 2: Scott & Amanda Honea
District 3: William & Britni Key
District 4: Shebra Adler; Bob & Sylvia Little
District 5: No Entries
District 6: Alphonse Janda; John & Kathy Tumlinson
District 7: Gary & Jeanette Schoenfield; Ryan Reck & Tess Crider
District 8: Kevin & Kacie McKelvy
District 9: Tom & Pam Hunt
WCEC hosts the Town & Country Christmas Lighting Contest each year. The contest is open to anyone within the boundaries of the co-op's service territory. There are two categories:
Country - Entries that are powered by WCEC
Town - Entries that are powered by any other utility
WCEC directors judge all entries in early December. In the Country category, two semi-finalists are chosen from each of the nine co-op districts. They receive a cash prize of $50. Then, the judges choose first-, second-, and third-place winners from among those 18 semi-finalists. These winners receive an additional cash prize of $150, $100, and $50, respectively.
In the Town category, there are three winners who receive cash prizes of $100 for third place, $150 for second place, and $200 for first place.
A Best of Show for the overall best decorations is chosen from the two first-place winners in each category. Best of Show receives an additional $200.