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City of North Vernon Hosting Holiday Lights Contest

Any home or business within city limits can decorate and win.

(North Vernon, Ind.) – Due to the cancelation of the Christmas in the City event, the City of North Vernon is still wanting to bring some holiday spirit.

The city’s event team has announced that they will be giving away eight $25 gift certificates from downtown small businesses, any home or business within city limits that decorated with Christmas lights for all to enjoy.

To enter the contest you can send a picture of your lights along with your name and address to events@northvernon-in.gov by December 1.

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