Residents in Umatilla, Morrow Counties can be added to Christmas light map

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HERMISTON, Ore. — The Hermiston Parks & Recreation Department wants to (safely) light up the town, but they need your help.

They’re asking residents with stand-out holiday decor to enter the Umatilla County Christmas Light Contest. Those who would like to be included should submit a photo of their light display along with their address. The city will gather all the addresses and add them to a map for the community.

A virtual contest will also be held for the best display. Photo entries will be posted to the Hermiston Parks & Recreation Facebook page on Dec. 10, and the public will have until Dec. 23 at noon to vote on their favorite. The winner will receive $250 in local gift cards.

To be included in the map and contest, email your photo and address to parksandrec@hermiston.or.us by Dec. 3.

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Anyone in Umatilla and Morrow Counties is welcome to participate. To learn more, click here.