Thursday, December 29, 2011
Byhalia announces lighting winners
By JAN SISK
The annual Light Up the Town Holiday Lighting Contest, sponsored by Byhalia Beautiful and the Byhalia Garden Club, was held the week of December 11-18.
Business and residential property owners were invited to decorate for the holidays and add a festive atmosphere to the town with the potential to win a prize. The criteria used were first impression, design and originality. Participants are limited to within the town limits of Byhalia.
First-place winners received $50, and second- and third-place winners received beautiful holiday poinsettias.
In the Residential Properties category, winners were:
Best Overall: first place, Donald and Becky Hollingsworth (Church Street); second place, Bob and Betty Carrington (Highway 178 West); third place, Richard and Peggy Trittinger (Stonewall Road).
Best Window/Door: first place: Danny and Wanda Parks (Church Street); second place: Frances Moore (Church Street); third Place: Molly Malone (Church Street).
Most Original: first place, the Bufords (Highway 309 North); second place, Steven and Nicki Tate (Embry Road); third place, the Russo home (Highway 178 West).
In the Business Properties, category winners were:
Best Overall: first place: Thistledome (Highway 309); second place: Merchants & Farmers Bank (Highway 309).
Best Outside Display: first place: First Presbyterian Church (Church Street); second place: Citizens Bank (Highway 178 West).
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