Plug pulled: The Casino Quota Club is blaming a lack of interest for its decision to cancel this year’s Christmas light-up competition in the town.
Plug pulled: The Casino Quota Club is blaming a lack of interest for its decision to cancel this year’s Christmas light-up competition in the town.

Casino pulls plug on competition

CASINO has pulled the plug on the annual Christmas light-up competition.

Faced with declining entries and with major sponsors dropping out, the Casino Quota Club, which has run the competition for the past six years, has decided to take a break this festive season.

However, Quota president Fran White said the club would investigate running the competition again next year if there was enough community support.

“Entries have been dropping off for a number of years and last year we had limited entries, even though a lot of people decorated their homes,” Mrs White said.

“There were only two or three entries in quite a few sections, which doesn’t make a fair competition.

“We’ve also lost a couple of major sponsors for the competition.

“So, we decided to put the competition on hold for this year.”

Mrs White said the Quota Club did not want to disappoint the community but, given the circumstances, it had few other options but to abandon this year’s competition.

“A lot of people decorated their homes last year, but didn’t put entries into the light-up competition,” she said.

“We’re not sure why.

“We don’t know if it’s because people have lost interest in the contest or perhaps the competition has just run its course.

“But we will be interested to see how the community responds to the news that it won’t be running this year.”

Anyone keen to provide feedback on the light-up competition decision is asked to contact Mrs White on 6662 8804.



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