Your Rocketober Award Winners Are …


I love to see all of the Halloween decorations around town! The Beautification Committee is honoring the best of the best with their first-annual Rocketober Awards.

A group of us judged the nearly 30 entries in the last couple of days, and here are your winners … be sure to check them out before Halloween to see some terrific displays.

  • 1322 Edgewood Ave., worth a trip on its own with a terrific light show set to music. Special shows benefiting type 1 diabetes research are planned for tonight (Saturday, Oct. 26) at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Details below.
  • 1304 Edgewood Ave.
  • 1716 Sherman Ave.
  • 1432 Lakeview Ave.
  • 1907 17th Ave.

Here are some honorable mentions, a list of every home that received at least one score of four on our unscientific grading scale. Extend your tour with these addresses!

(Pro tip: Visit when the skies are dark. Even though you may miss some detail, many of these houses have good light displays.)

  • 1805 Beech St.
  • 1644 Milwaukee Ave.
  • 1328 Michigan Ave.
  • 825 Lakeview Ave.
  • 517 Michigan Ave.
  • 1203 Milwaukee Ave.
  • 1219 Rawson Ave.
  • 1229 Rawson Ave.
  • 1515 Cherry St.

Thanks to all of our judges — it was fun! — as well as everyone who nominated addresses. From driving around town, I know some terrific displays were missed. Let’s make sure that doesn’t happen with our Light Up South Milwaukee holiday lights awards starting next month.

Winners receive a cash prize, a sign, and recognition on the city’s/mayor’s digital platforms

Happy Rocketober!


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