The winners of the 2015 “Light up the Pines” outdoor display contest, sponsored by the Ocean Pines Association and Choptank Electric Cooperative, have been announced. Twenty-one homes, which were decked out with lights and other decorations, participated.
Guest judges from Choptank chose the winners in three of the contest’s four categories, including “Top-Notch All-Around,” “Most Creative” and “Most Lights.” The “People’s Choice” winner was decided by popular vote via email and the Ocean Pines Facebook page.
The home of Caryn and Justin Horn, located at 29 Liberty St., was the winner in the “Top-Notch All-Around” category. The home of Ann Holtz, located at 10 Leigh Drive, won in the “Most Creative” category and the home of Lee and Barb Phillips, located at 76 Ocean Parkway, won in the “Most Lights” category.
The “People’s Choice” winner was also 29 Liberty St. Over 2,000 votes were cast in this category, the most ever.
The winners in each category received a $50 gift certificate to The Cove at the Ocean Pines Yacht Club and a $25 Choptank electric bill credit. All contest participants received two free LED lightbulbs courtesy of Choptank.