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Residents urged to compete in "Great Lolo Light Fight"

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Posted at 8:19 AM, Dec 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-02 10:19:52-05

If you live in Lolo, your holiday light display could potentially earn you bragging rights – which is great news for all the Clark Griswold’s out there.

The Great Lolo Light Fight is a new community event being spearheaded by Kristina Tarran.

She told MTN News that after seeing holiday light contests in other communities, she thought it was time to put the community's most elaborate light displays on the map.

“People are ecstatic about it. We’ve had people who just have simple lights and they’re just excited to have their addresses out there. We have people who have gotten professional lights done," Tarran explained.

"We have somebody who you can only see from the highway and it’s on top of a mountain. So, it goes from really small to really big and people are just over the moon about it," Tarran added.

Tarran’s daughter, Brooklynn, admitted that her dad has become quite invested in the competition, “my dad’s been out there literally 24/7. I’ve just heard banging, just him hammering the lights on the house.”

If you think you can out-do your neighbors, there’s still time to sign up by contacting coordinator Kristina Tarran through the Lolo community Facebook Page.

The winner for “Best Lights in Lolo” will be announced during their Christmas tree lighting event, which will take place fro, 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Dec. 14 at the Lolo Community Center.

The free Christmas tree lighting will also offer hayrides, smores, cookie decorating, gingerbread and ugly sweater contests, and of course, a visit from Santa Claus.