Where to find the best Christmas decorations in Downey

The city of Downey has announced the winners of its annual Holiday Home Decorating Contest. Winners were chosen by the Recreation and Community Service Commission and Soroptimist International of Downey.Mayor's Award: 8401 Dalen St. (Robert Prestwood) 7839 Puritan Ave. (Rider & Soto Family) 9922 Norlain Ave. (Lorenzetti Family) 10945 Hasty Ave. (Mike Boyd, Lang Brothers & Kyle Trudeau) Total Display: 13446 Barlin Ave. (Yanez Family) 1st Place in District 1 12507 Bellder Dr. (Jesse & Dustin Willis) 2nd Place in District 1 12246 Eastbrook Ave. (Steve & Linda Jones) 3rd Place in District 1 8503 Dalen St. (Edilberto Serna) Honorable Mention in District 1 10225 Angell St. (David & Rina Espinoza) Honorable Mention in District 1 7619 Nada St. (Boyles Family) 1st Place in District 2 12023 Morning Ave. (Alex Carrillo) 2nd Place in District 2 7453 Benares St. (Raquel Avila) 3rd Place in District 2 7504 Muller St. (Jackson Family) 1st Place in District 3 9922 Norlain Ave. (Lorenzetti Family) 2nd Place in District 3 7303 Finevale Dr. (Heidi Lockwood) 3rd Place in District 3 9713 Shellyfield Rd. (Raul Echmendia) 1st Place in District 4 8358 Lubec St. (Grzebyk Family) 2nd Place in District 4 10223 Pico Vista Rd. (Kirk & Ann Broomall) 3rd Place in District 4 9062 Passons Blvd. (Gloria & Sylvia Rodriguez) Honorable Mention in District 4 10331 Pico Vista Rd. (Dominick Dilello) Honorable Mention in District 4 9196 Cecilia St. (Amy Melendrez) Honorable Mention in District 4 Best Use of Lights: 8402 Conklin St. (Michael Contreras) 1st Place in District 2 7821 Brookmill Rd. (Alba Family) 2nd Place in District 2 7964 Borson St. (Pat & John Ruth) 3rd Place in District 2 7521 Cleargrove Dr. (Julia Murillo) 1st Place in District 3 10438 Western Ave. (Joey & Joshua Herrera) 2nd Place in District 3 10337 Mattock Ave. (Olivares Family) 1st Place in District 4 10302 Mattock Ave. (Mary Melcarek) 2nd Place in District 4 8427 Cherokee Dr. (Boyles Family) 3rd Place in District 4 Lawn/Roof Display: 11923 Rives Ave. (Jones & Beckham) 1st Place in District 2 7712 Phlox St. (Carlos Soler) 2nd Place in District 2 9912 Norlain Ave. (Sandy Richard) 1st Place in District 3 10324 Pomering Ave. (Torres Family) 2nd Place in District 3 9219 Stoakes Ave. (Gary Stevens) 1st Place in District 4 9203 Eglise Ave. (Vicente & Silvia Marino) 2nd Place in District 4 Religious Display: 7614 Yankey St. (The Gilberts) 1st Place in District 2 13441 Verdura Ave. (Coronel Family) Honorable Mention in District 2 7414 Luxor St. (Daniel & Krystle Richard) Honorable Mention in District 2 Window Display: 11018 Marbel Ave. (Reno & Jeanne Earwood) 1st Place in District 4 Animated Display: 10509 Clancey Ave. (Jim & Carey Dufton) 1st Place in District 4 Christmas Magic Award: 9384 Suva St. (Barger Family) Santa's Award: 10257 Mattock Ave. (Messer/Hughes) Christmas in Motion Award: 10509 Clancey Ave. (Dufton Family) Santa's Workshop Award: 10903 Hasty Ave. (Moyes Family) North Pole Award: 9219 Stoakes Ave. (Gary Stevens) Holiday Fantasy Award: 9620 E. Florence Ave. (Doreen Reel) Toyland Award: 8564 Suva St. (Smith Family) Christmas Spirit Award: 10216 Gaybrook Ave. (Joseph Eagen) Winter Wonderland Award: 12507 Bellder Dr. (Willis Family)

********** Published: December 22, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 36