Holiday Decorating Contest-2011  

Town of Vernon

sponsored by

Vernon Parks & Recreation Dept.,
the Rockville Community Alliance (RCA)




2011 - Overall Best display - Schambach family home at 865 Hartford Tpke, Rte 30 (between VCMS and Trinity Lutheran Church)

   1st Runner-Up – Williams family home at 30 Wolcott Lane, 
                               (near Skinner Road School)
    2nd Runner Up – Levesque family home at 183 Bolton Road


2011 - Best Theme - North Pole Village - Faltus family home at 29 Scott Drive
                                   (off of Tunnel Road) 


2011 - Most decorated street/neighborhood - Campbell Avenue




The Vernon Parks and Recreation Department, in conjunction with the Rockville Community Alliance, is holding a Holiday Decorating Contest for all residential houses and commercial buildings located in Vernon. The contest will also include the best decorated street/road in Vernon.

Entry Form: Vernon Holiday Decorating Contest - 2011

Entry Information:

 Entries must be submitted by 1:00 pm, December 16, 2011.

-- Judging will take place the week of December 19, 2011.

-- Recognition will be given out to the top three winners in each category.

-- Participants may only enter in ONE of the following categories:

  • Overall Best Display

  • Best Commercial Building

  • Best Door

  • Best Holiday Themed House

  • Best “Green” Display

For further information call 870-3520. (Vernon Parks & Recreation Dept.)

Entry Form: Vernon Holiday Decorating Contest - 2011




 Photo Credit: Charles Wright, 860/995-3270 

 The Jolly Old Elf himself and the "better half"! 


 Photo Credit: Charles Wright, 860/995-3270 

  Tree Lighting Ceremony Mayor George Apel with lucky winner! 


 Photo Credit: Charles Wright, 860/995-3270 

 Photo Credit: Charles Wright, 860/995-3270 


 Photo Credit: Charles Wright, 860/995-3270 

 The dedicated crew from the Vernon Parks and Recreation Dept. 


 Photo Credit: Charles Wright, 860/995-3270 


 Photo Credit: Charles Wright, 860/995-3270 


 Photo Credit: Charles Wright, 860/995-3270 




Overall Best Residential Display in all of Vernon, CT in 2010

Ed Dellaripa, 64 Center Road, near Center Road School





2010 Holiday Decorating Contest Winners

Also, a big thank you for the coordination and administrative assistance supplied by

 the Vernon Parks & Recreation Department's Amy Locandro;

and to the Rockville Community Alliance's, Mike Hescock, Jim Sendrak and Bryan Flint.


Ed Dellaripa

64 Center Road

Overall Best


First Place

Ron & Maryann Levesque Family

183 Bolton Road


Honorable mention

Mindy & Matthew Richards

21 Lawrence St.


Honorable mention

Charles Bettinger

15 Kingsbury Ave


Honorable mention

The Schambach Family

865 Hartford Tpke


Honorable mention

Donald Zbyk

26 Oak Street


Honorable mention

Rosa Alvarez

82 Talcott Ave.


Honorable mention



Dave & Michelle Bower

23 Knollwood Dr.

Best Theme

Icy Waterfalls

First Place

Sean Ryan & Linda Benson

114 Prospect Street,


Honorable mention
Tallest Decorated tree

Eugene Faltus

29 Scott Drive


Honorable mention
North Pole Village




Michelle Maguda

5 Eric Circle

Best Door

 First Place




Campbell Ave.

84 Campbell Ave.

Best Street

Best Street



Town of Vernon

Decorating Town Hall



and Central Park

  Historic Rockville

”Vernon’s Victorian Village”

Rockville Community Alliance Award

With lights and made accommodation
for other Holiday displays from groups

- - - - - - - - -


“Be good for goodness sake”




Best Door - 2010


They are also available in print at:

Vernon Parks and Recreation Dept.

120 South St.   Vernon, CT 06066

860/870-3520  or


Photos by Liss Flint of Flint Prints Photography

865 Hartford Turnpike

Best Street -Campbell Avenue

 73 Elm Street, Rockville

Photos by Liss Flint of Flint Prints Photography


Can you identify the location of  these other pictures around town? (Coming Soon!)
















Click here for Holiday Decorating Contest Form in PDF Format


  •         RESIDENTIAL
  •         COMMERCIAL 
  •         NEIGHBORHOOD
  •         BEST DOORWAY 
            (For apartments, condos, and those who don't want to decorate their entire property!)
  •            "NO" or "LOW" use of electricity




Entry Form: Vernon Holiday Decorating Contest - 2011




NO or LOW Energy category  -  Energy Efficient
Vernon's "Clean Energy"

A message from Jeff Boulrice,

As Vernon's local clean energy contact, I support this effort to conserve energy use during the holiday season. Utilizing long lasting LED lights will reduce your electric bill and be a much safer light bulb as very little heat is generated. This greatly reduces the risk of fire.

Please join with the Town of Vernon in trying to conserve energy use. As the town reduces usage and residents purchase small amounts of clean energy from CL&P, Vernon will receive solar panels worth $10,000. Information on how town residents and businesses can participate in this 20% by 2010 campaign will be released in the near future. If you have any questions feel free to contact me at

Program information can be found at


    Town of Vernon-Parks & Recreation Dept. and Rockville Community Alliance
Holiday Decorating Contest Form - in PDF Format -click here



Entry Form: Vernon Holiday Decorating Contest - 2011


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