A $1,000 top prize awaits the winners in a Clear Lake and Ventura Holiday Lighting Contest. The contest is sponsored by the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Ventura.
The contest, which also includes cash prizes for second, third and fourth place winners in each community, is open to residential properties only located inside the city limits of Clear Lake or Ventura. Each community will be judged separately.
No entry form is needed to be considered. Judging will be based on creativity and overall visual effect. Contest winners will be notified on Dec. 21.
Wicks Construction, of Decorah, which has been involved in large road construction work in Clear Lake and Ventura throughout 2012, will supply the $1,000 first prize for the Clear Lake and Ventura winners.
Veensta & Kimm Engineering, of Mason City, will pay the second place winners in each community $500. Third place, worth $250 in both towns, will be supplied by Farmers State Bank in Clear Lake and Ventura.
Fourth place and $125, will be donated by CL Tel and VTel, the Clear Lake and Ventura Telephone Company.