Fort St. John is about to be judged on its sparkling winter spirit.
Once again, the city is participating in the Winter Lights competition. Karen Simpson is on the committee for the annual event. She says while christmas lights play a role in the overall score, so does the city’s festive season celebrations, and community involvement in fundraisers. [asset|aid=2202|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=9ec82be3905cf069741052b1bae13517-Karen Simpson 1_1_Pub.mp3]
Two judges, one from Brampton, Ontario and the other from Wetaskiwin, Alberta, will be arriving in the city on Saturday night. Judging starts Sunday afternoon, and goes until Monday night. Simpson says the judges will go to areas like the hospital and local schools to get a feel for the Christmas spirit in Fort St. John. [asset|aid=2203|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=9ec82be3905cf069741052b1bae13517-Karen Simpson 2_1_Pub.mp3]
The city has previously competed, and won, in the category "Winners Circle." Now, Simpson says the city will return to compete against other communities nationwide similar in size.