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Public encouraged to cast a Light Up Park Rapids ballot

The public is invited to choose this year's Light Up Park Rapids contest winner.

The light-decorating contest will run from Wednesday, Nov. 23 through 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. Voters' ballots will be entered in a drawing for a gift basket to be given away during the Jingle Bells Sweepstakes Drawing and Gala Celebration that starts at 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15 at Century School. The winner does not need to be present to win.

Fifteen businesses are participating with lighting displays in their windows or on their buildings and are listed on ballots available in the Park Rapids Enterprise or on the Park Rapids Downtown Business Association website,, or Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber website,

Ballots may be dropped off at Coborn's, J&B Foods or the Park Rapids Chamber office, 1204 Park Ave. So. Only the official ballots or votes from the website will be counted. Ballots must be turned in by 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 (one ballot per person, please.)

The winning business will receive a traveling trophy with a photo of the winning display, a $100 donation to the charity of the winner's choice and bragging rights for a year.

The Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Business Association are sponsoring Light Up Park Rapids. For more information, contact the Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce by calling 732-4111 or e-mailing