Tucker's display wins 2016 Christmas light competition

WAYNE and Michelle Tucker were named winners of the inaugural Moree Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Facebook Christmas light competition.

Moree Plains Shire Council community projects officer Jacqui Moore, Tracey Wells second place, Wayne Tucker first place, MTU!TD! Admin Tanya Fitch and Natalie Pearce third place.

Moree Plains Shire Council community projects officer Jacqui Moore, Tracey Wells second place, Wayne Tucker first place, MTU!TD! Admin Tanya Fitch and Natalie Pearce third place.

 Admin of the Facebook group Tanya Fitch in conjunction with a sponsorship from Moree Plains Shire Council, held the competition to reward residents for their outstanding light displays.

And the Tucker’s display was nothing short of outstanding with projector screens playing Christmas clips and the chance for light viewers to tune their radio to listen to the music in sync with the flashing lights.

“Wayne and Michelle are kindly donating their first prize to a local charitable cause,” Tanya said.

The couple received a $150 voucher.

Second place, and well-deserved recognition, went to Tracey and Richard Wells in Burrington Road, formerly Gwydirville.

The family received a $100 voucher

Natalie Pearce received the third most votes for her wonderful Balo Street display and was rewarded with a $50 voucher.

The idea to hold a Facebook Christmas lights competition came from one of the group’s members.

“Some members had mentioned there was no local competition this year and Glen Crump asked me if I could run one through the group. 

“As I could find no existing comp, I followed through with organising one,” she said.

Then Moree Plains Shire Council, who were unable to run their previous competition with Essential Energy, decided to jump on board and support Tanya’s idea.

Moree Plains Shire Council community and economic development manager, Mark Connolly, gave full credit to Tanya for running the Facebook page and taking charge to run the competition.

“She does such a great job with the page and it takes up a lot of her time, so we would like to extend a massive congratulations to her,” he said.

A huge congratulations went out to Tanya for all of her time and effort into running the page and competition from members, winners and council.

Members of the Facebook group also took time out to thank all the winners and anyone else who decided to spread the Christmas spirit in Moree, by putting up lights and displays.

To check out all of the competition’s nominees, or to stay up to date with everything, like the ‘Moree Thumbs Up Thumbs Down’ Facebook page.

FIRST PLACE: This Hassell Street display even flashed along to songs on the radio.

FIRST PLACE: This Hassell Street display even flashed along to songs on the radio.