Category Archives: 4th of July

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.