The Star-Herald

Chamber lists event winners

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — The Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce had a busy holiday season with a successful Winter Craft Fair, the 32nd annual Holiday Light Parade and Light Up Central Aroostook!, all celebrated by many community members and families.

Many entities came together to bring success to the parade. Many downtown merchants in Presque Isle opened their doors to offer treats, hot cocoa and hot cider for families to enjoy as they waited for the parade. Over 50 businesses registered for the parade this year. Visit the Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook page for announcements and photos.

The winners are as follows.

Best Business – Impact Auto

Best Faith-Based – Freedom Church

Best Non-Profit – Presque Isle Community Players

Best General – Jr. Miss and Little Miss Mars Hill

Parade Champion – Mapleton Fire Department

Light Up Central Aroostook! is a residential holiday light contest that is held over the 22 communities the chamber serves. Three judges visited each registered home with a rubric of criteria and the following were chosen to receive prizes up to $300. Twelve prizes were awarded in all.

Most Original: First Place: Dave and Dawn Collins, Blaine. Second Place: Ron Doustou, Presque Isle. Third Place: Trevor Parent, Easton. Fourth Place: Andy Rasmussen, Presque Isle.

Traditional Presentation: First Place: Jake and Denise Trombley, Presque Isle. Second Place: Katherine Jones, Washburn. Third Place: Gary Marquis, Caribou. Fourth Place: Curtis and Sally Lewin, Presque Isle.

Best Use of Lights: First Place: Christopher Putnam, Mapleton. Second Place: Ashley Hall. Presque Isle. Third Place: Pat Good, Presque Isle. Fourth Place: Andrew Marquis, Presque Isle.

Business: First Place: Country Collectibles. Second Place: MoonDance Studios. Third Place: Neighborhood Books.

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