Chamber seeks ornament photos

Published 10:14 am Thursday, October 31, 2013

The Albert Lea-Freeborn County Chamber of Commerce is looking for submissions for its annual ornament contest.

Freeborn County residents can submit up to two scenic Albert Lea or Freeborn County photos through Nov. 12. Submissions will be numbered and posted for voting in the chamber office and online at the chamber’s website at a later date.

The photo with the most votes will be featured on the 2013 chamber holiday ornament.

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The winning photo in 2012 was from Teresa Kauffmann and featured a sunset over Pickerel Lake.

Other winners have included the fountains on Fountain Lake, downtown Albert Lea, Katherine Island in the winter and Albert Lea Lake, among others.

To participate, people can drop off 4-by-6-inch photos at the chamber office in the Northbridge Mall or email them to They can be mailed to 2580 Bridge Ave., Albert Lea.

This is the 13th year for the contest. Pictures will not be returned and may be used for other publications.

Photos cannot include people.

The person who took the winning photo will win a gift basket of donated items from area businesses.

To reserve a 2013 ornament, call the chamber office at 373-3928. The chamber has a limited supply of ornaments from previous years for purchase.