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2018 Fourth of July Proud Neighbors of Collingswood House Decorating Contest Winners

With 10 houses and one business vying for the Best of 4th of July, Most Historic, Most Patriotic, Best Patriotic Creativity, Best Newcomers, and Best Business, Proud Neighbors of Collingswood annual Fourth of July House decorating Contest was a variety of themes and designs.
This year included some returning but many first timers, showed amazing creativity, sense of patriotism, history and a whole lot of red, white and blue. In addition to the plethora of American flags and bunting, including historical bunting, historic military uniforms, patriotic music, and painted designs on grass, all displaying the participant’s feelings about the Fourth of July.
The winners of the Proud Neighbors of Collingswood House Decorating Contest were announced at the Collingswood fireworks on the evening of July 4th. They are: Best Patriotic Creativity: The Drummond Family, Lees Ave. Most Patriotic: First Place: The Proudfoot Family, Lees Ave.  Second Place Patriotic: The Marino Family, King Ave. Third Place Patriotic: The Zabransky Family, Woodlawn Ave.  Most Historic: The Ritz Family, Stokes Ave. Best Newcomers: The Phillips Family, Taylor Ave. And Best Business: The Retrospect, Haddon Ave.
Winners were judged on creativity, originality and appropriateness to architecture, best historic home or overall best look. Proud Neighbors of Collingswood thanks everyone who entered their homes and to the judges for their time.
The judges were Lois and Harvey Stick, Sonya Peterson, Bernie and Mary Kairis, Ron and Kathy Warwick and Dave Savage. Thanks also to contest registrar Gretchen Seibert.
This annual show of patriotism is encouraged by Proud Neighbors of Collingswood a 503(c) civic organization that aims to share ideas about restoration, strives to develop awareness of historic preservation and works with residents, businesses and government to maintain the historic character of the town.   


July 4th Proud Neighbors of Collingswood House Decorating Contest

Wednesday, July 4th Proud Neighbors’ House Decorating Contest. 

Register your address in advance to participate

Proud Neighbors of Collingswood House Decorating Contest
Spread the word. Tell your neighbors! Register NOW for a chance to win Collingswood Cash! Register in advance at  Note: Judges will only visit homes that provide address, name, phone and email in advance.
Collingswood homes, businesses and town blocks will be judged on creativity, originality, appropriateness to architecture, best historic homes and overall best look. Show off your banners, flags, stars or stripes to paint the town red, blue and white! The official judging will take place on the morning of 4th of July and the winner will be announced in style at the Collingswood fireworks display that evening. Winners will be awarded Collingswood Cash and prizes are delivered to property owners one week following contest.
There has been a festive display of patriotic colors over the years and we expect the same enthusiasm from participants this year too. This event requires advance registration – email with your name, address, phone and e-mail address to participate. For questions, contact 856-466-8725.

June 9th Rain Date for Proud Neighbors of Collingswood Town-Wide Yard Sale


Join us Saturday June 9th from 8am-2pm Proud Neighbors of Collingswood is holding the Rain Date for our annual fundraiser Town-Wide Yard Sale.

The event is a good opportunity to clean out the closets, attics, garages and basements—and even to toss a few dollars the way of the borough’s civic-led historic preservation group.

Homes must register to participate. Download the 2018 application here!…/Yard%20Sale%20Application%202018.p…

It’s not too late, submit your applications until Wednesday June 6th to be included on the map!

For more information visit us here!

Last, but not least… Have an issue or want the Town Wide Yard Sale to be better next year? Volunteer your time by contacting us on the Proud Neighbors of Collingswood Facebook page. All Proud Neighbors Events are staffed by your neighbors and there is always need for help. So share a post or tell a friend about this Saturday.

TOWN WIDE YARD SALE hosted by the Proud Neighbors of Collingswood



Who doesn’t love a bargain? The Proud Neighbors of Collingswood is hosting its annual town-wide yard sale Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The rain date is June 9, 2018.

See the Facebook event page and follow updates here:

The event is a good opportunity to clean out the closets, attics, garages and basements—and even to toss a few dollars the way of the borough’s civic-led historic preservation group.

Homes must register to participate. 2018 Registration Form Here!
A complete list of yard sale locations will be posted in late May.

Not participating in the sale this year? You can still donate your re-usable goodies to the Proud Neighbors: contact They’ll even make a pickup (no clothing, old computers or televisions).

Click here for more information!

Yard Sale Poster 2018 for Web

Proud Neighbors of Collingswood Lecture Series featuring Jennifer Smithwick of “Organize & Harmonize, LLC.”

Gear up for spring cleaning with the Proud Neighbors of Collingswood Lecture Series featuring Jennifer Smithwick of “Organize & Harmonize, LLC.”

Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 7pm in Collingswood Library (771 Haddon)

Free & Open to the public!


Pot Luck Supper – Friday, November 10

Friday, November 10@ 125 Harvard Avenue, 7pm – 10pm
Enjoy an evening with neighbors on Friday November 10, 2017 at Proud Neighbors of Collingswood Pot Luck Supper, 125 Harvard Avenue. Hosts are Al & Gayle Richardson. Please bring a “covered dish” appetizer, or salad to share. Pot Luck supper is free & open to the public. Tell a friend. Invite a Neighbor.

 “Restoration Clinic”: Furniture Repair Sat. October 28th

Proud Neighbors of Collingswood presents
“Restoration Clinic”: Furniture Repair
Collingswood Architectural Millwork, Inc.

715 Taylor Avenue
Collingswood, NJ 08107

Saturday, October 28, 2017  10AM – Noon

The clinic will focus on demonstrating what the attendees can do at home to repair a chair or table in time for Thanksgiving guests.

Free to Proud Neighbors members; $5 per person non-members.

Space is limited. Please Reserve in Advance: or 609.707.3684

(Factory facility: 18 steps; not ADA accessible).