Cobb EMC brightens the holiday season

A new holiday tradition was born this past December by fueling a little friendly competition. “Lights of Joy” in Kennesaw was the winner of Cobb EMC’s Holiday Light Tour and was awarded $1,000 to be given to a non-profit of their choice. Six homes, all serviced by Cobb EMC, competed in the Holiday Light Tour and were voted on by the public throughout December on the electric cooperative's Facebook page.

The “Lights of Joy” display in Kennesaw, created by Richard, Sherrie, and Andrew Taylor, received the most votes and picked up the $1,000 award. The display featured over 850,000 lights and 230 decorated trees, all synced to music. “During the holiday season, our mission is to bring a little joy to everyone we meet,” said Richard Taylor, owner of the “Lights of Joy” display. “We’d like to thank Cobb EMC for including us in the Holiday Light Tour this year and everyone that voted for us.”

Cobb EMC kicked off the Holiday Light Tour in December with their own light display at the Solar Flower Garden in front of their offices in Marietta. The public was invited to experience the holiday lights at the garden, meet Santa, and obtain a map to view the six homes with elaborate and extravagant displays that participated in the tour. All six homes were members of the electric cooperative and competed for a $1,000 prize that would be donated to a non-profit of the winner's choice.

The “Lights of Joy” holiday display in Kennesaw featuring over 850,000 lights.

“We set out to brighten the holidays throughout our service area and showcase some very creative Cobb EMC members,” said Kris Delaney, Vice President of Marketing at Cobb EMC.

“We can’t wait to hold this friendly competition again this year and make it a standing tradition for families to get together and experience.”

For more information on how you can enter Cobb EMC’s Holiday Light Tour for 2022, visit or send an email request to

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About Cobb EMC
Cobb EMC is a not-for-profit, member-owned electric cooperative. The company safely delivers reliable electricity to more than 200,000 residential and commercial consumers in Cobb, Bartow, Cherokee, Fulton, and Paulding counties. Cobb EMC is consistently recognized for low-cost, reliable power, a commitment to renewable energy, and giving back to the communities it serves. Cobb EMC is one of the largest EMCs in the nation, and the company’s wholly-owned subsidiary Gas South is a leading provider of natural gas in the Southeast. For more information, visit