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Pine Island Holiday Decorating Contest

Local businesses and residences are encouraged to enter the Chamber's 4th annual Holiday Decorating Contest! Addresses must be submitted by December 8th. You can find the official map of decorations in the December 16th Zumbro Shopper.

  • The property being decorated must be located within City limits.

  • Participation forms must be submitted no later than 9pm on Tuesday December 8th. Mail must be postmarked by December 5th.  

  • Judging will be conducted by community members. Voting will take place on the Pine Island Area Chamber of Commerce Facebook page between Monday December 13th and Thursday December 24th. 

  • A photographer will be going around between the 9th and 12th to photograph your home or business. Ensure all lights and fixtures are in place and activated at this time.

  • Judging will be based on “curb appeal” as viewed from the street. Only those decorations located on the street side of the property will be judged (corner lots will be judged from both streets). Photographers won’t enter the property to view back or side yards.

  • The participant cannot be decorated by a professional decorating/ lighting company.

  • Participants agree to have one or more photos of their decorated residence exterior posted on the Pine Island Area Chamber of Commerce Facebook page and website. Participant agrees there will be no compensation of any kind for said posting or publication.

Events like the Farmers Market would not be possible with the support of our Chamber membership. Shout out to our Premier member businesses and organizations! For the complete list of Chamber membership, visit our "Membership Directory." If you're a new resident to the Pine Island area, make sure to claim your FREE Welcome Packet at City Hall (250 S Main St) stuffed with coupons, freebies, and more. You can find City services and contact information on the City of Pine Island website.

In these uncertain times where information is changing rapidly, the Pine Island Area Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to assisting our members. One thing we can ALL do is support our local businesses whenever possible! Here are recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that everyone can do to stay safe:

  • Wear a mask in public

  • Practice social distancing by staying at least 6 feet away from one another

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially if you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces often

  • If you are ill stay at home. If your symptoms worsen, seek medical attention

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