One of the best parts of the holiday season is driving around town seeing all of the wonderfully creative and festive house decorations. This year Branford's Park and Recreation Department launched its 3rd Annual Holiday House Decorating Contest. (Check out last year's coverage of the entries and winners, here!)
The esteemed panel of judges, including Parks & Rec Assistant Director Dale Izzo and Department Program Coordinator Victor Amatori, were out in full force on Wednesday, Dec. 12, and Thursday, Dec. 14, to see what the dozen contenders had in store for them this year!
This year's participants included:
The Brocketts: 4 Milo Drive
The Cowleses: 37 Milo Drive
The Hallys: 18 Wilford Avenue
The Oslers: 19 Berger Street
The Ponds: 155 North Ivy Street
The Stockwells: 25 Stannard Avenue
The Brammerses: 14 Oak Ridge Road
The Delucas: 15 Goldsmith Road
The Gentiles: 40 Averill Place
The Morawskis: 20 Beechwood Road
The Nelsons: 32 Milo Drive
The Valaouras: 12 Wellesly Drive
After much deliberation, the panel announced the following awards for 2012:
BEST HOLIDAY SPIRIT
What do the participants actually win? Well, winners get trophies and all decorators receive ribbons. But the best prize is bragging rights!
Missed out on this year's contest? Look out next season for information to enter and take on the reigning champs. You have a few more days to get out and see these wonderful displays of the season. You won't want to miss them!