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Pequot Lakes businesses encouraged to decorate

The annual Santa's Bobbin' into Town winter event is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 8, at Trailside Park in Pequot Lakes.

Community Action of Pequot Lakes has added a business decorating contest to the festivities. Businesses are asked to decorate storefronts, windows, roofs and entrances. Judging will take place Friday, Dec. 7. Winners will be announced at the Santa's Bobbin' into Town bonfire at Trailside Park and during the Light Up the Night Parade.

Three winners will earn cash prizes of $300 for first place, $150 for second and $50 for third.

The Light Up the Night Parade will start at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, with lineup starting at 5:30 p.m. at Builders FirstSource at the north end of Trailside Park. There is no entry fee. Contact Barb Merritt at 218-568-4695 to be entered.

First place wins $100 and a traveling trophy with their name engraved. Second place wins $50 and third place wins $25.