Hey guys, As some of you may know, my parents (members on here) have entered the world of controlled lighting this year. We invested alot of time and money into the display and I think for a first year and total novices to the controlled lighting world have done an amazing job. To give you a little background, we live in a southside Brisbane suburb called Heathwood. It is a small stocklands developed housing estate of approx 800 houses. We have been instrumental in organising a local christmas lights "competition" within the estate to encourage residents to get out and meet their neighbours, see their displays and thank them for providing christmas spirit and entertainment to the community. This year we again organised the "competition" and included a peoples choice award. Voted only by residents who used their vote to chose their favourite display and show their appreciation for the entertainment. One of the competitors from last year are a couple of girls (Amanda and Bec). They are put together a reasonable display with alot of light, and some really good motif's. It isn't controllable but none the less looks good. Unfortunately these people turned out to be quite unsavoury, personally slandering us in a direct attack on us, and in conjunction with their "army" of friends, have made very derogatory comments in a public facebook post. They won the judges 1st prize. However they came second behind us in the peoples choice award. Us with 26 votes, and them with 4 and then other entrants from there. They then launched into another attack that it was "rigged". We have taken the moral high ground in the situation and let them have their cake and eat it too.... but what they don't realise is that they have spoiled any future competition for all the residents of the estate now, as we will no be organising a "competition" again or using any of the community's neighbourhood watch resources to promote one. So I guess you could say they win every year now by default. What matters to us is the 50 odd people who turned up last night to enjoy the display and see Santa, Mrs Clause, and 2 elves provide a show for them, santa photo's, cuddles with santa and his crew. THAT is the reason we do this display and make it as interactive as possible... no other reason than to see immense satisfaction on kids faces as they dance around an open front yard and driveway to christmas carols and the musically sequenced lights. Anyway enough of all the negativity, we as the Dolley family wish everyone here a very merry christmas and a happy new year. Stay safe over the holiday period everyone.