Business groups announce winners in their Christmas home decorating contests

Queens County’s business corporations have declared the winners in their respective Xmas home decorating contests.

The South Queens Chamber of Commerce (SQCC) and the North Queens Board of Trade (NQBT) each and every hosted Christmas home decorating contests this yr.

The SQCC and the Christmas on the Mersey committee held their first Brighten Up Holiday getaway Decorating Contest. Owners of 22 households entered the contest that observed monetary prizes go to the top winners in 3 types.

“We have been enthusiastic about all the entries,” Heather Kelly, government director with SQCC, explained in a social media information. “There are so lots of incredibly-decorated properties in Queens County. So a lot assortment as perfectly.”

The types bundled Clark Griswold, Nostalgic and Most Exclusive.

House owners of the houses submitted their addresses and about the weekend of Dec. 17 to 19 judges MLA Kim Masland, Region of Queens Mayor Darlene Norman and Kerry Morash, president of the SQCC, chose the winners based mostly on a established of requirements.

The winners of the Clark Griswold category ended up the entrepreneurs of 216 Very long Cove Street, Port Medway, entered by Melissa Penney.

“Of those people entered, they experienced the finest volume of lights. There have been a broad range of things wrapped up in lights,” commented the judges on the SQCC Facebook website page.

The winner of the Nostalgic class was 103 Church Avenue, Liverpool, owned Barry Falkenham and Chris Hanley.

“Very big Norman Rockwell issue. Could be a Hallmark postcard,” commented the judges. “Extremely properly prepared and assumed out.”

The winner of the most most uniquely decorated property was uncovered at 2626 Shore Road, Western Head, owned by John and Bev Armstrong.

“Wow!!! So quite a few blow-ups of many dimensions and styles,” stated the judges. “This was incredibly one of a kind and various thanks to the extremely big number of inflatables illuminated with spotlights. Uncertain exactly where a single would position more!”


In the meantime, the North Queens Board of Trade (NQBT) divided its space into five sections for its second yearly Light Up North Queens home decorating contest.

Elves have been tasked with picking out the top 3 home decorators in each and every of their sections all through the exact same weekend. Major decorated households were awarded reward vouchers from community enterprises value $100, $50 and $25.

“Thank you to all for your attempts to enable make North Queens a brighter and additional cheerful neighborhood,” the chair of the NQBT, Don Kimball, said in a Facebook article announcing the winners.

The initially put winmers were being Nichole and Jason Fancy, Tammy Weare-Wamboldt, Jayme and Blair Rawding, Roger Cunningham and Paul and Amanda Henderson.

Next spot prizes went to Leigh and Cathy Merry, Penny and Jordan Uhlman, Trudy and Devon Smith, Tom and Joy Kaulback and Candace and Adam Flemming.

Third location prizes went to Chris and Alyssa Brief, Katrina Ross and Jimmy McLean, Jimmy and Cindy Conway, Peter McInnis and Mya and Jamie Uhlman.