The Holiday Boutique and the Parade of Homes warmed the hearts of all the attendees as they shopped for handcrafted gifts at the pavilion, then drove to ve homes that had been transformed into winter wonderlands. Each residence offered unique and festive interpretations of Christmas décor.
Karen Sherman’s home exemplified a wine country cottage with elegant trimmings, wine tasting, and her own crafts of table runners, scarves, blankets and more. With her own vineyard and ne wine, Karen’s wine theme danced throughout her environs.
Disney souvenirs, trains, and trees filled with memories donned the Nancy and Greg Ogrod home. Each year they begin decorating their home in October in order to fill their home with Christmas spirit. Even the “barn” was ensconced in a fantasy train with all the village buildings one could imagine.
Maryann and Ron Lorenz love angels and dozens of them were nestled throughout their cozy home. The main Christmas tree was raised several feet to showcase the village below. The cozy, yet festive master bedroom reflected the warmth of the season.
Vince Raculbuto and Terri Kirk outdid themselves with a lovely balance of whimsical and elegant decorations in every corner of their yard and home. An animated Santa greeted guests at the door while Mr. and Mrs. Claus bathed in the tub filled with cotton and glass bubbles.
No one loves Christmas more than Jacque Joslyn and her husband, Chris. Who else would include a photo booth as part of the décor for the parade of homes? The elegant, lit peacock, the winter village and magical touches throughout the two stories brought joy to the attendees.
Although most of the homes had been on the parade in the past, one can never remember all the details of each home’s beauty. Thanks to all who volunteered to open their homes to the public and to all attendees!
And the winner is . . .
Although the competition for the outdoor decorations contest was tough, Margaret Lesinsky and Therisa Cash won $100 for first place. The yard and home were filled with festive lights and lawn ornaments that exemplified the holiday spirit.
They found it very rewarding when they heard children outside squealing and laughing at the decorations in wonder, particularly the different animals they recognized.
The Foundation thanks the other participants, the Ukrainitz family, the Hill family, and the Mazzarese family for their holiday spirit. Special recognition goes out to the residents on Aspen Glen.
Although they did not sign up to be considered in the decorations contest, the home owners are to be commended for the many homes that shared the holiday spirit with lights and decorations along the length of the street.