Lawrence already plans to improve `Lights on' festival success

Next year's Lights on Lawrence festival will be even bigger, says organiser Liz Forbes.

Last week's event, which finished on Sunday, had proved successful and she was already planning possible ways to grow the third event in 2011.

She was hoping to include all the businesses along Ross Pl in a competition and incorporate a lighting display into the domain, to provide a stunning backdrop to the town, she said.

"We want to run the events which were successful again, and run the residential and people's choice competitions again."

Graham and Jill Wallace won the residential section, which was guest-judged by Balclutha personalities Julie Gill and Julia Hunter, receiving a $250 prize from Tuapeka Gold Print.

LaWaY Youth received the people's choice $250 prize from Pioneer Generation for their display at The Church.

Story time at the library was a really successful event, attended by about 40 parents and children.

The children really enjoyed it, Mrs Forbes said.

Wine and nibbles at O'lea Home Collection was also very successful, and a $50 gift voucher and two "goody-bags" were given away.

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