What an amazing response to our first-ever Light Up South Milwaukee holiday lights awards program!
More than a dozen of us — including Beautification Committee members, families and friends, young and less young — toured and scored each of the 49 entries on Saturday evening. A few thoughts on what we saw …
- There are LOTS of terrific lights displays out there across the city, including many that weren’t even nominated for the program.
- A number of blocks have some great displays, too. James Circle comes to mind.
- The seven winners are below (in no particular order). Each of these houses received at least nine scores of “five” from the 12 judges. Winners will receive $40, a yard sign and mention in this blog post and on social media. (Note: We decided to scrap the idea of categories once we got into the judging; too complicated.)
We have also compiled a list of addresses of each home that received at least one “five” score from our judges — including a list of seven “honorable mentions,” addresses that received at least five “five” ratings. Check it out here, and take your own tour!
Finally, I say thanks to the Beautification Committee for their support of the program, our judges, Sue Hebner for mapping the route, and the Golden Lion for the bus, especially driver Kurt for his patience with our festive group. And thanks to Ryan Greco for the photos.
I think we have the start of another South Milwaukee Christmas tradition here. This was a ton of fun. I’m already looking forward to 2018.
806 Lake Drive
1306 Marquette Avenue
1720 Manitoba Avenue
1817 Edgewood Avenue
1333 Columbia Avenue
2501 8th Avenue
3701 6th Avenue