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16TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS DECORATING CONTEST RESULTS

“AND THE WINNERS ARE

Home Decorating Winner – the Giannone family, 151 Channel Court

Business Property Decorating Winner – Nacho Mama’s (Mission Plaza)

2012-WinnersReceiving-AwadsThe Decorating Contest Final judging took place on December 14 by the entire committee aboard a trolley supplied by the Naples Transportation and Tours Company.

Plaques were presented to the 10 Home Contest Finalists before returning to the winning home at 151 Channel Court. The House Decorating winner received a Championship plaque, yard sign and check for  $250.00.  Funding for the program is supplied by premiere sponsor, LCEC.  Home owners, the Giannone family, generously donated the funds to “Toys for Tots”.  The announcement  was followed by a tumultuous applause by the committee and members of the car caravan who had followed the trolley throughout the evening.  Prior to judging, the committee met at the Centennial Bank, who, as a sponsor, provided “tailgate” food and beverages”.

The contest, Chaired by Dave Rice since 1997, has been a tremendous success.  Every year more and more of Marco Island’s residents and business owners get involved in contributing to the holiday spirit and the committees theme “Light Up Marco”..

The rules state that winners cannot repeat as winners for 5 years to ensure the opportunity for others to be successful. However, many prior winners still decorate and set very high standards for everyone.

The committee,invites residents and guests to enjoy driving about the island to view the beautiful homes and properties decorated for the Christmas Season.  Summed up Dave Rice, “thanks to all those property owners who participated in “Lighting Up Marco” and making our island the special place that it is”.

2012Committee&Wwinners2012 Top 10 Eligible Home Finalists

1717 Winterberry

1369 Collier Blvd.

91 Bermuda

1232 Fruitland

1208 Fruitland

151 Channel

1805 Dogwood

1482 Leland

85 Delbrook

1591 Galleon

151Channel2012 Definitely Worth Seeing

Previous Winners But Not Eligible Per 5 Year Rule

975 Leo Court

584 Barfield

160 Bermuda

Other Homes Worth Seeing

275 Shadowridge

1306 6th Ave

1321 6th Ave

780 Copeland

513 Nassau

Business – Past Winners Worth Seeing,  Not Eligible Per 5 Year Rule

Sanitasole – 218 South Barfield

Arturo’s Restaruant – 844 Bald Eagle

The 2012 Judging Committee Include:

Chairpersons, Dave and Jeanne Rice

Paula and Richard Robinson

Debbie & Marty Roddy

Donna & Jim Rohrbach

Richard & Ann Niess

Dottie Weiner

Bob Boland

Judy & Larry Sacher

Nancy, Joe & Elizabeth Carrington

Debbie & Marty Roddy

Liz & Bill Doyle

Diane & Ken Honecker

Linda Turner & Jerry Swiacki

Bette McGilvray & Steve Josselyn

Jeff and Sue Hewson

Barry and Peggy Grass

For further information contact:  Dave Rice @marcoislanddave@aol.com or call 250-2175

The 16th Annual Christmas Decorating Contest Finalists

The Decorating Contest preliminary judging took place beginning on December 10 and 11, with follow-ups during December 12 and 13, 6:30PM – 10 PM nightly.  Contestants were informed to remain lit during the entire week.  Zone judging teams visited each decorated private home, condo association and business within 9 zones covering every street on the island. The Finalists will be judged on Friday, December 14 from 6:30 – 10:30PM for the overall winners.

Plaques will be presented to the 10 Home Contest Finalists.  The Winner of the Condo Contest receives a plaque, the Winner of the Business Contest receives a plaque and a yard sign for display and the House Decorating winner receives a Championship plaque, yard sign and a $250.00 check.  LCEC and Centennial Bank are the events premier sponsors.

The contest, Chaired  by Dave Rice since 1997, has been a tremendous success.  Every year more and more of Marco Island’s residents and business owners get involved in contributing to the holiday spirit and the committees theme “Light Up Marco”.

The traditional car caravan, following the trolley to see the top 10 first hand is fun for all. The trolley leaves  Centennial Bank, 615 East Elkcam Circle at 6:30 PM on Dec. 14th.  A list of “Worth Seeing” properties are listed for those who wish to view additional Christmas décor.

The rules state that winners cannot repeat as winners for 5 years to ensure the opportunity for others to be successful and only decorations that can be viewed from outside the properties are judged. Many prior winners still decorate and set very high standards for everyone. Addresses of the top contestants are provided to the media and to the Chamber of Commerce.  Visiting the properties is great entertainment during the holiday season.

 

2012Top 10 Eligible Home Finalists

1717 Winterberry

1369 Collier Blvd.

91 Bermuda

1232 Fruitland

1208 Fruitland

151 Channel

1805 Dogwood

1482 Leland

85 Delbrook

1591 Galleon

 

2012 Definitely Worth Seeing

Previous Winners But Not Eligible Per 5 Year Rule

975 Leo Court

584 Barfield

160 Bermuda

 

Other Homes Worth Seeing

275 Shadowridge

1306 6th Ave

1321 6th Ave

780 Copeland

513 Nassau

 

Top Condominiums  & Businesses

Cafe de Marco – 244 Palm St.

Nacho Mamas – Mission Plaza, 599 So. Collier Blvd.

Madeira Condo Complex – So.Collier Blvd.

Marriott Hotel – So. Collier Blvd

 

Business – Past Winners Worth Seeing,  Not Eligible Per 5 Year Rule

Sanitasole – 218 South Barfield

Arturo’s Restaurant – 844 Bald Eagle Drive

 

 


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