In Snoqualmie Ridge, the holiday season brings a unique Community Lights event organized by Cascade Enrichment. This local educational organization, committed to providing high-quality academic and enrichment experiences, spearheads the annual Holiday Lights Contest.
The contest, open for entries until December 15th, invites residents to decorate their homes in festive lights. The Community Lights Volunteer Board is set to select twelve finalists from the entries, with public voting scheduled from December 18th to 24th. The top five winners, announced on December 30th, will receive gift baskets filled with goods from local businesses.
Alongside the lights contest, the Holiday Scavenger Hunt offers another dimension to the season’s festivities. Launching on December 3rd, this activity encourages kids of all ages to explore the neighborhood, searching for unique pieces. Participants have until December 30th to submit their scavenger hunt forms for a chance to win a prize in a raffle.
The event also opens opportunities for local businesses, inviting them to contribute to the gift baskets for the contest winners. This aspect of the event supports local commerce and integrates the business community into the festive celebration.
Cascade Enrichment’s involvement extends beyond just sponsoring the event. As expressed by founder Pamela Savagaonkar, “I am passionate about creating enriching experiences for kids in the community. Community Lights is a wonderful tradition and will hopefully help create meaningful memories for many families.”
Prizes for the previous year’s winners included a range of items from various local businesses, such as gift certificates from Cascade Enrichment and Saints and Scholars Irish Pub, movie tickets from North Bend Theatre, and specialty items from Carousel, among others.
As the deadline for the Holiday Lights Contest approaches, Snoqualmie Ridge will see an array of homes adorned with lights, each reflecting the season’s festive spirit. The community-wide event brings a visual spectacle to the neighborhood and fosters a sense of togetherness and celebration.