SHELTON \u2014 For those who regularly decorate their homes for the holidays, or who have always wanted to but never took the leap, there is a contest for you. The Derby-Shelton Rotary Club is holding its first holiday light fight \u2014 an event Rotary Club members hope will become an annual event. \u201cThe Rotary\u2019s motto is \u2018service above self,\u2019\u201d local Rotarian Julie Blakeman said. \u201cLike all nonprofits, we have had to regroup and rethink our service to the community.\u201d Blakeman said \u201cwhile we cannot celebrate the season as we normally would, let\u2019s spread holiday illuminated cheer.\u201d The light fight is free and open to all Shelton and Derby residences and businesses. Registrations are accepted through Dec. 15. Blakeman said this event \u2014 along with a few others in the works \u2014 will replace the club\u2019s yearly Kentucky Derby, Hoptoberfest and Shelton Day events impacted by the pandemic. Last month, the club held a paper shredding event, and in the spring, a local business shop hop throughout Shelton and Derby is planned. To enter your decorated home, contact Blakeman at JulieBlakeman09@aol.com with the name, street address and town, email, phone and a photo of the display. All displays will be posted on the Derby-Shelton Rotary Club Facebook page. One business and one home will be announced as winners on Dec. 20. The winners will be the one business and one home with the most \u201clikes\u201d on the Facebook page, and the top choices will receive the light fight trophy. This event will be in addition to the club\u2019s community service projects \u2014 salt and sand (delivered to elderly) and dictionary donations to every third-grader. \u201cHosting events with the intention of giving back to the residents of Shelton and Derby is just one of the multi-prong ways the Rotary serves its community,\u201d Blakeman added.