Area residents are encouraged to light up their homes and share some holiday spirit with their neighbors and friends, as for the second consecutive year, The Progress Review is partnering with La Porte City Utilities to sponsor the Home Lighting Contest.

Homes placing in the top ten in the contest will receive a $20 credit on their utility bill, courtesy of La Porte City Utilities. To receive a utility credit, winning homes must receive utility service from La Porte City Utilities. Additionally, the top three homes will be awarded La Porte City Chamber Checks in the amounts of $75, $50 and $25, respectively.

In addition to the Home Lighting Contest, three La Porte City businesses will be recognized for their lighting displays, along with the winners of the 2013 Holiday Home Lighting Contest, who will be announced in the December 25, 2013 edition of The Progress Review.

The judging  of the lighting contest will take place December 13-15 between 5 PM and 7 PM. Area residents who wish to participate in the contest are encouraged to leave their holiday lights on during that time.