Collingswood homes, businesses, and town blocks were judged on creativity, originality, appropriateness to architecture, best historic homes, and overall best look. Collingswood residents who registered their addresses in advance by emailing July4@ProudNeighborsOfCollingswood.org were included in the contest this year.
Our winners this year in the following categories were:
Nancy and Steve Marino of King Ave.
What our Judges said: “Flags, flags, flags! Over 175 flags, buntings, twirly flags, big flags, and little flags. Flags everywhere!”
Ryan and Kathleen Osborn of Linwood Ave.
What our Judges said: “Very simple, “join or die” flag, appropriate creation for house style, small red/white/blue bells on banners. Tastefully done.”
Mark Drummond Family of Lees Ave.
What our Judges said: “Mark decorated early for the CBS special. Most of the painted stars on the grass had washed away due to the rain. Mixture of flags and buntings hanging on fence.”
The Retrospect on Haddon Ave.
Colleen Hodson of Eldridge Ave.
What our Judges said: “Everything handmade, “We the People” signs, Betsy Ross, Uncle Sam, Snoopy, a patriotic hat on the gate fence, and the constitution. This decorated house brought a lot of gasps, omg, ooh’s and ah’s as we drove up. A WOW factor!!!”
Edward and Donna Proudfoot of Lees Ave.
What our Judges said: “Shows great effort in creativity of antique pieces on property…decorated carriage, bikes, horse.”