Shining a light on Christmas cheer

Sam JonesNorth West Telegraph
The Perkins family won the award for Best Display at their 5 Pennings Court property.
Camera IconThe Perkins family won the award for Best Display at their 5 Pennings Court property.

Christmas cheer came early for three Pretty Pool families, who were crowned champions of the Festival Lights and Decoration Competition last week.

In a clean sweep for the leafy suburb, the Perkins family took home the crown for best display at their 5 Pennings Court prop-erty, while the Flatt family were named runner-up for their 17 Panjya Parade display.

Michael and Tiara Flatt at their runner-up display
Camera IconMichael and Tiara Flatt at their runner-up display

A clear theme of showing off who had the biggest Santa shone through, but one family, the Finaughtys took another route, winning the sustainability category for their quality over quantity solar-powered display at 14 Cooper Place.

The Flatt family were runners-up in the Best Display award for their house on 17 Panjya Parade
Camera IconThe Flatt family were runners-up in the Best Display award for their house on 17 Panjya Parade

Fresh off the Festive Lights Express Bus, Town of Port Hedland commissioner Fred Riebeling said he was delighted with the effort put into the displays.

Maxii Collier admires the lights at the winning house
Camera IconMaxii Collier admires the lights at the winning house

“It was really exciting to see how creative people got in demonstrating their festive feelings,” he said.

18 Gregory Street, South Hedland
Camera Icon18 Gregory Street, South Hedland

“We had 21 nominees this year and it was a very close call to pick the best of the bunch.

The Best Sustainable Display was given to the Finaughty family from 14 Cooper Place
Camera IconThe Best Sustainable Display was given to the Finaughty family from 14 Cooper Place

“I’d like to congratulate all of the finalists who have brought an extra bit of joy to Hedland over the festive season and I encourage everyone to check out the displays if they haven’t already done so.”

Sandra Perkins and her granddaughter Sienna Corpus at Sandra's winning display
Camera IconSandra Perkins and her granddaughter Sienna Corpus at Sandra's winning display

The people’s choice category winner will be announced on Saturday, December 21 at the Twilights Movies session in the Civic Centre Gardens.

214 Emu Close, Osprey Village
Camera Icon214 Emu Close, Osprey Village

Voting for the award is open until 5pm, Friday, December 20.

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