Two winners of the Christmas Lights Trail from Meadow Springs

Two winners of the Christmas Lights Trail from Meadow Springs

MARY and Alan Kartesz from Meadow Springs have been named the People’s Choice winner in the 2017 Synergy Xmas Lights Trail competition for their flashy and colourful Christmas lights display.

The Kartesz couple beat hundreds of WA decorators who entered the competition, with an outstanding display, taking three months to set up and more than two months to pack down.

Each room is full to the brim of decorations, ornaments, lights and more than 400 Christmas trees which highlights the spirit of the festive season.

Synergy’s manager marketing Kelley Yeats said Synergy was thrilled to see so many residents participate in the the Christmas lights competition, while raising thousands of dollars for Lifeline WA and other local charities.

“We would like to congratulate Mary and Alan on their efforts,” said said.

“Their Christmas lights display was certainly the talk of Mandurah, and the couple have said people will travel from as far as Joondalup to see the display.”

Tina Ford at 5 Cimarron Edge, Meadow Springs won the People’s Choice award for the Peel region.

Ms Ford said their family of four had OCCDD (Obsessive Compulsive Christmas Decorating Disorder).

“Our aim is to have a family friendly interactive display which can be enjoyed by all members of the family,” she said.

“There is Santa’s Post Office where kids can write their letters to Santa and post them directly into Santa’s Post Box.

“They even receive a letter by email from Santa himself.”

Ms Yeats said Synergy’s interactive platform allowed participants to nominate their preferred charitable cause, Synergy supported Lifeline WA, offering it as a suggestion to decorators looking to nominate a worthy benefactor.”

Lifeline WA chief executive Lorna McGregor said she was grateful to Synergy for joining Lifeline WA again in 2017 for the Shine a Light for Life campaign.

 “The festive season is Lifeline WA’s busiest time of the year,” she said.

“Lifeline WA’s Shine a Light for Life campaign aims to spread joy and hope throughout the community and encourage those in need to reach out for help.”

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