Hope group chooses best holiday lights display

Photo courtesy of Main Street of Hope.

Main Street of Hope is announcing that the winner of the community group’s first Deck the Town holiday lights competition is the Dobbs Family at 444 South St. in Hope.

The family uses three laptop computers to program the elaborate, synchronized lighting display, which took 360 hours to set up. The display started on Thanksgiving night and will continue through New Year’s Eve. It runs from 6 to 10 p.m. each night.

Main Street of HOPE started the competition this year with the winner receiving a traveling, lighted leg lamp replica of the prop from the classic movie “The Christmas Story.” There were 14 nominations for the award from community members.