Demopolis RCB launches “Festival of Lights” for the holidays

Published 8:55 am Tuesday, November 24, 2020

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Demopolis— November 24, 2020 – With Covid-19 hampering Christmas on the River parades this year, the Demopolis River City Blue Marching Band at Demopolis High School has launched a new festive event to light up Demopolis for the holidays. Called the Demopolis Festival of Lights, the inaugural contest is open to all residents and businesses and fetches some nice prizes for winners.

The contest is open now and registration closes on November 27 at noon; the entry fee is $30, and the contest will be judged by a panel of professionals on December 2. The first 25 entries will receive a custom River City Blue ornament. Winners of 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be announced on December 5 at the fair in the square during Christmas on the River, by our very own Mayor Woody Collins after a short Christmas concert!

Contest entries will be judged on theme and design, creativity, neatness, and overall presentation. They will judged by curbside appeal only; no judges will enter properties. Demopolis RCB is thankful for the wonderful donations that enable us to reward the “best-dressed” entries for their décor. All homes and businesses with a Demopolis address are eligible to enter, and all homes that enter will be invited to be entered in the Parade of Homes so community members can drive by and admire them.

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The contest will hopefully get our city ready for the holiday season. Jessica Dial, president of the Demopolis RCB Band Booster Club, said the idea for the contest came about because of the difficult year 2020 has been. “This year has been full of challenges, disappointments and sadness,” Dial said. “We hope that the people of Demopolis will celebrate with us and help ring in this joyful and fun season and a better end to this year.”

Flyers have been placed around town, and entry forms have been placed at several locations throughout Demopolis. Grab one today! Or click this link and follow the directions to signup: Celebrate with River City Blue this joyful and fun season.