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Proud Neighbors of Collingswood Seeking Homes for the May 17th 2020 House Tour

The Proud Neighbors of Collingswood Porch Brunch and House Tour showcases the charm of our homes and tranquil gardens. Brunch offers culinary delights on vintage porches in May on the sunday after Mother’s Day.  The event is a tribute to our historic architecture and neighborhood restoration during National Historic Preservation Month. The Porch Brunch and House Tour will be held on Sunday, May 17, 2020. Consider showing your house or garden.  Planning requires that participating homes and gardens must be secured well in advance so please reach out to us if you are (or someone you know might be) interested!  Homes on the tour reflect a variety of housing styles, architecture, and neighborhood locations.  Some homes feature historic architectural characteristics, while others have a decorator’s flair or a cozy, colorful ambiance.  If you have a front porch, consider hosting brunch. We provide all the food, supplies, and staff.  Proud Neighbors volunteers will staff your home or garden and many of our members have shown their homes on the tour. Even if you are just a little curious, we can put you in touch with others that have participated so that they can describe the experience.
Info@ProudNeighborsOfCollingswood.org

Proud Neighbors of Collingswood, a 501(c)(3) tax exempt public charity, promotes historic preservation awareness by sharing ideas about restoration and strives to maintain the historic character of Collingswood.

Winners of the 2019 Proud Neighbors of Collingswood 4th of July House Decorating Contest

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:

PATRIOTISM

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!”

HISTORICAL

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.”

Honorable Mention:

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.”

BUSINESS

The Retrospect on Haddon Ave.

CREATIVITY

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!!!”

Honorable Mention:

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.”

Collingswood and Proud Neighbors of Collingswood on CBS for Summerfest and the 4th of July House Decorating Contest!

Our own Lois Stick on CBS putting out the word for the Proud Neighbors of Collingswood 4th of July House Decorating Contest.

Ukee Washington and Jessica Kartalija came to Collingswood with CBS and spoke with Lois Stick, the coordinator of the 4th of July House Decorating Contest and Mark Drummond, last years winner.

As the video in the link here read out:

“Proud Neighbors of Collingswood has made this contest a tradition. Lois Stick is one of the organizers and loves going house to house every year.

“And they’re so creative. One home, they had their dog decorated,” Lois said.

Coming up, the community’s 4th of July House Decorating Contest. Mark Drummond has a head start. He won a prize last year and is going for two.

“Yes, we spray-painted the yard,” Mark said, “even though I’m crazy about my yard. Temporarily, it’s OK, since it’s the Fourth.”

Thursday, July 4th 2019 is the Proud Neighbors’ House Decorating Contest. 

Register your address in advance to participate at July4@ProudNeighborsOfCollingswood.org
Spread the word. Tell your neighbors! Register NOW for a chance to win Collingswood Cash!

Mark Drummond in front of his house which he has started to decorate for the 4th of July.