The holiday season is ON in Herndon, if the results of the annual “Dress Up Herndon for the Holidays” decoration contest are any indication. Displays of festive creativity can be found throughout the town.
Judges from the town’s Cultivating Community Initiative circulated throughout Herndon’s neighborhoods on Dec. 17, evaluating and then naming eight homes as contest winners. Winners were presented with a festive sign, suitable for display, and will be formally recognized by the Mayor and Herndon Town Council at the January 15, 2013, public hearing.
“This contest is a fabulous way to build community and to celebrate the season in Herndon,” said Mayor Lisa Merkel. “I encourage everyone to pile the kids, family and friends in the car and ride around town to see these wonderfully decorated homes and neighborhoods.”
“Dress Up Herndon for the Holidays” winners and categories are:
• 1376 Dominion Ridge Lane – Musical Light Show
• 1338 Grant Street – Traditional
• 1008 Page Court – Whimsical
• 600 Austin Lane – Winter Wonderland
• 879 Elden Street – Classic, Single-Family
• 111 Herndon Mills Circle – Classic, Townhouse
• 1351 Icy Brook Drive – Sparkling Lights, Single-Family
• 1202 Magnolia Lane – Sparkling Lights, Townhouse
Nine homes received an Honorable Mention:
• 1106 Shannon Place
• 126 Pearl Street
• 831 Locust Street
• 1254 Magnolia Lane
• 1195 Monroe Street
• 624 3rd Street
• 714 Huntsman Place
• 617 Merlins Lane
• 505 Pembrook Court
The Cultivating Community Initiative is a program designed to encourage beautification and enrich the quality of life in the Town of Herndon’s neighborhoods. Other events produced by Cultivating Community include the Yard of the Month Awards, the Good Neighbor Awards, the Herndon Garden Tour and the Holiday Homes Tour of Herndon. All programs are developed through the input of citizen volunteers.
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