Congratulations to Ed Lozar at 12894 Hartford Ave. for grabbing first place in the Holiday Home Lighting and Decorations Contest.
Ed is pictured with the wreath the Orofino Chamber gave as a prize.

Congratulations to Angela Carver: 908 Walrath, for snagging second place in the Holiday Home Lighting and Decorations Contest.


Congratulations to Dave & Janet Owsley: 501 Grangemont Road, for taking third place in the Holiday Home Lighting and Decorations Contest.

Holiday Home Lighting contest lights up Orofino

   The Orofino Chamberís Holiday Home Lighting Contest took place this past weekend and featured nine well deserved entrants.  Ed Lozar (12894 Hartford Ave) took home first place with Angela Carver (908 Walrath) coming in a close second, and Dave and Janet Owsley (501 Grangemont Road) rounding out the top three.

   ďAll the homes were decorated beautifully and we had a really hard time coming up with a winner!Ē said Bobbi Samuels, contest chair. 

   Chamber Director Stephanie Deyo is encouraging people to take time out of their busy holiday schedules and drive through Orofino to see the record amount of homes that are helping ring in the New Year and add sparkle to Christmas.

Featured homes

   Ed Lozar: 12894 Hartford Ave. (1st place); Angela Carver: 908 Walrath (2nd place); Dave and Janet Owsley: 501 Grangemont Road (3rd place); Kenneth and Gerri Lemmons: 1759, 1761, 1767 Hollywood Street; Courtney Ellis: 330 E. Street; Richard Whitten: 408 Brown Ave.; Emerald Jenks: 605 Floyd Alley; Don and Cathy Jenni: 971 Miles Ave.; and Chris Merry: 326 Calland Dr.

   The Chamber would like to thank all of the participants in this yearís contest and invite everyone to join in the fun next year. The winning homes can be viewed on the Chamberís Website at and the Chamberís Facebook Page at 

Festival of Trees

   The Chamber still has one more Christmas Event taking place, the Festival of Trees.  The event centers around three live trees (donated by Reggear Tree Farms) that have been decorated by community organizations (Clearwater Valley Hospital & Clinics, The Rotary Club of Orofino and the Kiwanis Club of Orofino) and placed in Heritage Plaza for the publicís pleasure.

   These 12 foot, live root ball ďCork Bark FurĒ trees are up for silent auction with the highest bidder winning one of the live trees and delivery within 25 miles of Orofino. The current bid is $50.

   Bids are taken by phone (208-476-4335) or e-mail ( and will end on Dec. 29. Progress can be followed on the Chamberís Facebook page at