Machesney Park announces winners of Outdoor Holiday Decorating Contest

Machesney Park announces winners of Outdoor Holiday Decorating Contest


Residents of Machesney Park are taking advantage of the mild winter weather by decorating the outsides of their homes by the thousands. The decorations are more elaborate and more creative than ever based on the results of the village’s annual Outdoor Holiday Decorating Contest.

Winners of this year’s contest were announced at the Village Board meeting, Monday, Dec. 16.

The winners are:

First place—Charles McLean, 7327 Mildred Rd.

Second place—Curtis Rush, 8417 Waterview Rd.

Third place—Bruce Yahnke, 1108 Darwin Dr.

The winners each receive a gift certificate to the Machesney Park Mall, donated by the mall. First prize receives a $150 gift certificate; second prize $100; and third prize $50. The contest was very competitive, and selecting only three winners from the 13 entries was difficult, says Community Development Director Karen Salzbrenner. “People really went all out this year, and the decorations were incredible,” Salzbrenner said. “While we could only select three winners, we encourage everyone to drive by all the homes that were in the contest, because each was unique and beautifully decorated.”

Other entries are:

10649 Banyan Dr.; 4695 Minns Dr.; 4902 Zenith Pkwy.; 4915 Zenith Pkwy.; 8015 Cadet Rd.; 8007 Scott Lane; 8016 Scott Lane; 220 Wilshire Blvd.; and 416 Marquette Rd.

For more information, contact Karen Salzbrenner, Community Development director, Village of Machesney Park, 877-5432.

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