JCP&L Announces Winners of "Merry & Bright" Photo Contest

Dec 20, 2013, 16:00 ET from FirstEnergy Corp.

MORRISTOWN, N.J., Dec. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) is pleased to announce the winners of its "Merry & Bright" holiday lights photo contest, a competition conducted for the first time on the JCP&L Facebook page.

Customers were encouraged to submit photos of their homes' outdoor lighting displays on the JCP&L Facebook page during the first several weeks of the holiday season.  Ten finalists were selected from all entries, and visitors to JCP&L's Facebook page voted to select the winners.

The grand prize winner is Penny Ferone of Toms River, N.J., who received more than 500 votes out of more than 1,700 total votes cast on Facebook.  She will receive a $250 Visa® gift card.

Ferone said her family got inspiration for their design from the intricate and elaborate light displays at Disneyworld's Hollywood Studios.

"Last year, we did just one side of our garage and it looked awesome," Ferone said.  "This year, my husband and son started work on the house around Halloween, putting up more than 6,000 lights.  We're going to use the prize money to buy more lights for next year."

First prize winner Jaime Errichiello of Landing, N.J., received 390 votes on Facebook and will be awarded a $100 gift card.

View the winning photos on the JCP&L Facebook page or on Flickr.

JCP&L is a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE).  JCP&L serves 1.1 million New Jersey customers in the counties of Burlington, Essex, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren.  Follow JCP&L on Twitter @JCP_L, on Facebook at, or online at


SOURCE FirstEnergy Corp.