Thursday, October 29, 2015

Halloween comes early with home decorating contest

Best Overall: 211 S. Winter St. (Shelton residence)
(Pictures have been added to original post.)
Story and photos by Mackenzie Clark
University of Kentucky School of Journalism and Telecommunications

Halloween came a little early this year for some folks in Midway.

The Midway Woman’s Club is going above and beyond Christmas decorations this year. The club decided to go around and give awards to houses for their Halloween decorating skills.

The houses were judged in six different categories: Best Overall Design, Scariest House, Best Use of Technology, Most Kid-Friendly House, Best Spider Web, and Best Jack-o-Lantern. There was some tough competition, but the Woman’s Club was able to pick out six houses that deserved the awards and recognition. The winners were:

Best Overall Design: 211 S. Winter St.
(Shelton Residence)

Scariest: 304 E. Stephens St. (Gregory residence)
Scariest House: 304 E. Stephens St.
(Gregory Residence)

Best Use of Technology: 128 S. Winter St. (Shockley Residence)

Most Kid-Friendly: 219 W. Higgins St. (Langdon Residence)

Best Spider Web: 318 N. Winter St. and 119 E. Stephens St. (Holloway residence)

Best Jack-o-Lantern: 106 Cottage Grove (Keith Residence)
Best Use of Technology: 128 South Winter Street (Shockley Residence); note the eyes in the windows.
Most Kid-Friendly: 219 West Higgins Street (Langdon Residence)
Here's a view from the street of the Most Kid-Friendly home, making pretty clear why it won.

Best use of spider webs: 119 East Stephens Street (Holloway Residence)

The Keith residence at 106 Cottage Grove had many good jack-o-lanterns and won that award.

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