Christmas Lighting Contest Winners Named
WCEC is proud to announce the 2022 Town & Country Christmas Lighting Contest Winners!
Best of Show:
Mike & Darlene Giesalhart (1001 Empire, El Campo)
1st – Gary & Jeanette Schoenfield (3181 CR 405, El Campo)
2nd – Chad & Chantell Bacak (655 Charlene, El Campo)
3rd – Tom & Pam Hunt (2305 Hutchins Lane, El Campo)
1st – Mike & Darlene Giesalhart (1001 Empire, El Campo)
2nd – JoAnn Shimek (1110 Meadow Creek, El Campo)
3rd – David Sabrsula (1005 Empire, El Campo)
District 1: Chris & Sandy Wishert (1197 Old Nada Road, Nada); Marily Popp (1094 CR 113, Garwood)
District 2: Scott & Amanda Honea (109 CR 372, Taiton)
District 3: No Entries
District 4: Shebra Adler (400 Meadowbrook, El Campo)
District 5: Victor & Mary Jane Balcar (6211 FM 2765, El Campo)
District 6: Chad & Chantell Bacak (655 Charlene, El Campo)
District 7: Gary & Jeanette Schoenfield; Robert & Elaine Reck (545 CR 404, El Campo)
District 8: No Entries
District 9: Tom & Pam Hunt; Clint Sabrsula (290 Della, El Campo)
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.
Entries are placed into two categories:
Country - Entries that are powered by WCEC
Town - Entries that are powered by any other utility
WCEC directors judged all entries Monday, December 12, 2022. There are no special themes, and it doesn’t matter how many lights are used. The judges observe the overall design and appeal of the total Christmas lighting displays.
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 among those 18 semi-finalists. These winners receive an additional cash prize of $150, $100, and $50, respectively.
In the Town category, three winners 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.
Congratulations to all our winners and thank you to all who participated!