Bourbonnais announces 2021 Lighting Contest Winners

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BOURBONNAIS – Winners of the second annual “Holiday Homes & Holly Jolly Lighting Contest,” sponsored by Brandon Casey’s Comfort Crew and SERVPRO of Kankakee County were announced last Friday.

“We would like to congratulate all winners and participants for helping make the village look festive and bright this holiday season,” said Bourbonnais Mayor Paul Schore. “This is a fun activity not only for the Village of Bourbonnais to enjoy, but for all communities.”

Residents are offered a chance to enter in two categories including Traditional and People’s Choice.

An online map of all 31 entries is available online here.

This year’s winners are:

Traditional Category


• 1st Place: The Boudreau Family – 1319 Mill Pond Road (Entry #28)
o (Pictured L to R: Kyle, Abby, Emily, and Jade Boudreau)
• 2nd Place: Eric & Kaitlain Cavender – 430 Stone Cutter Drive (Entry #13)
• 3rd Place: The Reynolds Family – 53 Bonds Drive (Entry #4)

Merry Mention

• 4th Place: The Scott Family – 250 Kristina Drive (Entry #7)
• 5th Place: Steve, Lori & Buford Bleyle – 1344 Mill Pond Drive (Entry #29)

People’s Choice Category

• 1st Place: Steve, Lori & Buford Bleyle – 1344 Mill Pond Drive (Entry #29) 533 Votes
o (Pictured L to R: Lori, Buford and Steve Bleyle)
• 2nd Place: Neco Ramirez & Family – 715 Tremont Street (Entry #11) 494 Votes
• 3rd Place: The Toepfer Family – 1225 Patriot Way (Entry #10) 328 Votes

Merry Mention

• 4th Place: The Grant Family – 19 Castle Coombe Drive (Entry #22) 264 Votes
• 5th Place: The Steinberg Family – 766 Cherokee Drive (Entry # 18) 263 Votes

This marks the second consecutive year the Boudreau family won first place in the Traditional category, which is judged by an outside panel of judges.

“We do it for our neighbors and the community,” explained first place Traditional winner, Kyle Boudreau. “Every year, we like to spread holiday cheer.”

Winners from each category will receive a $100 Visa Gift Card. First-place winners in the People’s Choice category, the Bleyle family, who received 4,415 votes by the public via Facebook, donated their prize money to Toys for Tots.

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