By the end of the two nights of judging each judge admitted to being in the spirit of the season by viewing all the beautiful lights.
Each of the judges gave suggestions to make the event bigger and better for next year. The DEDC Beautification Committee has been discussing an official tree lighting for next year and the ideas that the judges suggested all feed into a big night of Dover celebrations kicking off the holiday season.
Winners this year are: Residential first place $500 prize - Brad and Maura Domina, 51 North Street; second place $300 prize - Chris and Joan Cooke, 60 Taft Brook Road; third place $200 prize - Joe and Jollene Mahon, 257 Valley View Road. Honorable mentions - Linda and Mickey Kersten and Katherine Martin
Commercial first place $500 prize - Mountaineer Inn, 270 Handle Road; second place $300 prize - Snow Goose Inn, 259 Route 100; third place $200 prize - The Great Outdoors, corner of Stugger Road and Route 100. Honorable mention - Matterhorn Inn, 248 Route 100.
A list of addresses of Bright Light participants is below for residents to use to drive and see all the lighted properties. Enjoy, and happy holidays to all. Bright Lights driving route: begin at 97 Route 100 and follow Route 100 north until 561 Route 100, where you can easily turn around at the north end of Bluebrook Rd. At the second blinking light (coming from the north) turn right to Handle Road, then turn left to 270 Handle Rd. Get back onto Route 100 using Two Tannery Road and go south. Turn left onto Valley View Road, turn left onto Ellis Brook and another left onto Johnson Hill to number 44. Turning around back to Valley View, take a left and proceed to 257 Valley View. Proceed to 83 Villager Loop. Again, turn around and go right on Valley View to Cooper Hill to the library where you will turn right and go to Dover Road. Turn right on Dover Road to Taft Brook and left to 60 Taft Brook Rd. Back to Dover Road and turn left to North Street. Turn left to 51 North Street. Continue to Jockey Hollow Road, turn right to 35 Jockey Hollow Road. Turn around and go back to Dover Road. Back up the hill toward West Dover. Turn left onto Captain Copeland Road to Beech Tree Lane taking a left to 14 Beech Tree Lane. Back out to Dover Road, turn left and proceed to Old Town Road. Turn left to 13 Old Town Road. This completes the tour of Bright Lights of Dover.