Second annual Port Aransas Farley Boat Lighting Contest is underway

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For the second straight year, the Port Aransas community is participating in a Farley boat lighting contest for a good cause.

Residents have covered Farley boats in Christmas decorations in an effort to raise money for the Port Aransas Light Up Campaign.

Sponsored by the Port Aransas Garden Club, the contest has a total of 42 boat entries.

The Slevin family's entry into the 2021 Port Aransas Farley Boat Lighting Contest.
The Slevin family's entry into the 2021 Port Aransas Farley Boat Lighting Contest.

“Port Aransas Emergency Services Toy Round Up is blessed to have the Garden Club and its many members to help raise money for Christmas gifts for many children in our area," said Joe Garza, manager of the Port Aransas Light Up Campaign.

Awards are presented in three categories: residential, business and condo/RV/clubs. They will be judged by independent judges.

Boats will be judged by the following criteria on a scale of 1-10: originality/creativity, overall presentation and attractive use of lights and colors.

A People's Choice award will be given to one boat by the Port Aransas community and visitors.

To place a vote, one must purchase a set number of votes in person or online and select a boat to put them toward. All proceeds from the voting will benefit the Port Aransas EMS Toy Roundup.

The Teal Harbor Condominiums entry for the 2021 Port Aransas Farley Boat Lighting Contest.
The Teal Harbor Condominiums entry for the 2021 Port Aransas Farley Boat Lighting Contest.

You can vote for the People’s Choice Award in person at the Port Aransas Parks and Recreation office, Port Aransas Tourism and Chamber of Commerce and Coastal Bend Handmade. You can also vote online at portaransasgardenclub.org. Voting closes on Dec. 9.

The winners will be announced on the Port Aransas Garden Club Facebook page.

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Christopher Howley covers entertainment and community news in South Texas. Support more coverage like this at Caller.com/subscribe.

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