This year, Storm Lake will have a "Scrooge-ette" for the Miracle on Lake Avenue Parade of Lights.
All of the candidates in the annual Scrooge Contest, which raises funds for Santa's Castle, are female.
Practicing their "Bah, Humbugs" are Helen Bosley of Hoffmans Flower and Candle, Stacey Eddie of King's Pointe, Dana Davis of Citizens Bank, Susan Kizer of Serenity Salon and Spa and Jeannie Iordanou of Malarky's.
Votes can be cast with donations in containers at participating businesses in Storm Lake, now through December 1. The winner will be announced at the Parade of Lights, Monday, December 4. The theme for this year's Festival is "You Better Not Pout!"