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There were smiles all round yesterday as three Murwillumbah retailers received their prizes from the town’s Chamber of Commerce for the Festival of Lights commercial display competition.

Elders Real Estate won the first prize for best window display, with their shining blue lights and curious reindeers peering from the building’s entrance. Drew Wade, Elders Licensee said ‘business had certainly picked up during the lead-in to Christmas.

This was a sentiment shared by Leanne Worden from Allure Gift and Homewares, who won the people’s choice award. Leanne said she had trouble keeping the display in the window, as people kept buying the lights. In the end she had to bring in her own lights from home!

The winners of perhaps the most challenging category, most sustainable window display, were Wendy and Robert Cameron from Organic Revolution with their clever  ‘beach stars’ made from seed pods.

Chamber president Toni Zuschke said, ‘the very first Murwillumbah Festival of lights was a wonderful event which united local businesses and the community’.


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