First off let me THANK 3 ladies who have put a lot of effort into the decorating contest again this year. It is all done from the heart and their love for the Christmas Season. Like so many people – these are very busy people with many other responsibilities to juggle during the Christmas Season and they get this started before Thanksgiving! A huge and well deserved THANKS to Bobbi Meldahl, Sandy Gartner and Liz McBride.
All of the HHCA area was included in the drive around to show judges (volunteers from outside the area) all of the houses in the HHCA area. Judges this year were Jill Crowe – a retired Newark High School Art teacher and currently teaches private art classes, Karen and Bob White – both of whom have served to decorate the Davis-Shai Hose in Heath and the Sherwood-Davidson House Museum at Veterans Park… Bob retired from the Safety Director position for the City of Newark.
BEST RELIGIOUS THEME: 525 KIBLER AVE
BEST LAWN DECORATIONS 411 HUDSON AVE
BEST DECORATED DOOR 391 HUDSON AVE
BEST LIGHTING 435 HUDSON AVE
BEST OUTDOOR WREATH 397 HUDSON AVE
BEST OUTDOOR TREES 559 HUDSON AVE
HONORABLE MENTION 56 CHANNEL STREET
BEST OVERALL DECORATION 444 HUDSON AVE
Each of this years winners received a beautiful Christmas decoration made by Liz McBride.
The idea behind the decorating contest is to encourage residents to get in the festive spirit of the season in both decorating and in sightseeing throughout the neighborhood. The decorating has drawn many visitors to the neighborhoods to see the beautiful decorations and creativity so many in the area share. None of the 3 ladies who ran the project homes were included in the judging.
I hope the event added to your enjoyment of the holidays