OnFocus – The winner of Marshfield Utilities’ (MU) first annual Holiday Lights Contest is Geraldine & James Altmann of 11959 Rainbow Ridge Rd. They will receive a MACCI gift certificate, as well as 8 printed cards and a canvas print donated by Premier Printing.
Runners-up are Phil Nennig of 1105 S Cedar Ave, and Dave & Dorothy Leonard of 1707 S Lincoln Ave. They each will received printed cards with photos of their home.
Wanting to incorporate an element of giving, MU chose to have prizes be in the form of MACCI gift certificates, which can be used to shop locally.
“Those businesses are our customers and it is more important than ever to help support shopping locally!” said Melissa Barnes, HR Director. “The second piece to giving back then was to find a way to add a donation that will stay local. We decided to make a pledge for every entry into the contest.”
MU also donated $10 per entry to local nonprofits, resulting in $125 each to Rotary Winter Wonderland and Marshfield Area Pet Shelter (MAPS) and Rotary Winter Wonderland.
“We really hope to grow this event in future years. We would love to get other businesses to make pledges and would hope to see double the number of entries next year!” said Barnes.
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