They came by van, driving around Asbury Park to see the many houses decorated with baubles, bangles and beads as well as lights, candles, gayly wrapped boxes, reindeer, bows, candy canes, wreaths, Santas, trees, whatever. The judges were Sue Henderson, president of the Asbury Park Homeowners Association together with Richard Gore, chair of the contest. They had such a good time admiring the beautifully decorated homes they crossed over into Neptune before they realized it. The recipients of the gifts, whether it was a check for $50. or a free pizza were delighted to be named a winner.
The home on Summerfield has won so many times they will be put on the honorable mention list next year.
The business winner was Wish You Were Here on Cookman Avenue.
Other winners were Malcolm Navias and Tom Pivinski, 1607 Emory Street, Domenic and Mercedes Santana, 300 Second Avenue along with children Bianca, Victoria and Jonathan were on the list. Sidney Innocent, 918 Fourth Avenue, Chris Fernicola and Tony Fatouros,1108 Fourth Avenue, and Bev Morey, 1609 Third Avenue also took prizes.
The contest, as always, was sponsored by the Asbury Park Homeowners Association.