It was a photo finish for first.

The Crookston Area Chamber & Visitor’s Bureau announces the winners of their “Cheers to the New Year” lighting contest.

Allan and Judy Dragseth came in first place, Abbey Machado with a close second, and Tri-Valley Opportunity Council, Inc.’s main office on Broadway with third.

Participants were encouraged to decorate their home or business with white lights to help “light up Crookston” for the new year.

Each of the winners goes home with Chamber Bucks to shop local.