We've found our shining stars who will flick the switch on this year’s Accrington Christmas lights.
Eight-year-old Ethan Naisbitt and Patrick Batt, 20, have both battled adversity and won the hearts of our judges to share the prize.
Ethan, of Garden Street, Accrington, had his left leg amputated when he was just two days old due to blood clots.
He lives with his parents Ann and Simon, sister Rhianne, 17, and brother Brandon, 15, and is a pupil at Peel Park Primary School, Accrington.
Ann said: "When he was born, we didn’t think he would survive and neither did the consultants, but he did.
"He has an artificial leg and he still has to have ongoing surgery now as the bone in his left leg grows faster than the skin which surrounds it.
"But really, he is just a normal little lad – he is army mad and he loves football, supporting Manchester City.
"It means a lot to him that he was chosen and he’s been looking forward to doing it, practising what he’s going to do on the night."
Ethan also suffers from bronchial asthma and has regular check-ups for the condition.
Our other shining star is Patrick Batt, of Cliff Street, Rishton, who was diagnosed with autism when he was 15.
He was nominated by his mum, Patricia, who said he would be delighted if he won the chance to flick the switch.
She said: "He is really pleased he has won and can’t wait to do it, he is just so excited.
"When I heard about it, I was jumping up and down, too.
"Patrick is quite a popular guy in town and I know a lot of people have been supporting him and hoping he would be chosen."
On Thursday, November 17, the lights will be switched on at 7.30pm when Patrick gives Ethan the signal to hit the switch, followed by a fireworks display.
Coun Clare Pritchard, Cabinet Member for Town Centre’s ,said: "Without a doubt, both Ethan and Patrick are shining stars and we’re really looking forward to them switching on our Christmas lights next week and making Accrington sparkle."
Observer editor Gareth Tidman said: "Both Ethan and Patrick are very deserving candidates and we hope they will enjoy their moment in the spotlight."