Holiday Lights Contest Winners Announced

December 22, 2021

Once again the Neighborhood Holiday Lights Contest received enthusiastic support, with 48 Portsmouth residents participating. Mayor Rick Becksted joined members of the Citywide Neighborhood Committee and the children who did the judging to announce the winners at the City Council meeting on Monday, December 20.  Winners will receive their gift cards in a letter from the Mayor.

The top three winners who received one of three $500 gift certificates from Lowe’s, Home Depot or Ricci Lumber included:

  • Traditional Light Display: Tamrah Rouleau, Madison Street
  • Creative Light Display: Al Bailey, Ocean Road
  • Kids’ Choice: The Pettis Family, O’Leary Place

The following 15 honorable mention winners each received a $25 gift card donated by either Hannaford, Market Basket or WalMart.

Nicole Beyer, FW Hartford Drive*
Ray Clauson, Madison Street*
John Chavez, Pine Street*
Tim MacCannell, Maplewood Ave*
Charles Smith, South Street*
Roe Beland, Union Street*
Dawn Sirois, Ocean Rd*
Amber Buttermore, FW Hartford Drive*
Liz Wentworth, Van Buren Avenue*
Polly Dale, Osprey Drive
Vieria Family, Dennett St
Kristie Jorgenson, Middle Street
Kris Kraft, State Street, Unit 1
Wayne Bowlen, Coakley Rd
Andy Christo. Buckminster Way

*Kids’ Choice Honorable Mention

The Committee has created a map of the Holiday Lights Contest entries so that residents can tour the lighted locations route by car. For the map, click here.

In addition to the prize donors, Seacoast Media Group was an in-kind sponsor, providing publicity and advertising space for the contest. Citywide Neighborhood Committee members who coordinated the contest include Mayor Rick Becksted, Mark Syracusa as Contest Lead, Lori Soloway, Dave Cosgrove, Larry Cataldo, Kathleen Boduch, Paul Mannle, Beth Margeson, Kathy Bergeron, Christy Cardosa, and City Councilor John Tabor.




Al Bailey: Best Creative Lights Display winner