Winners of Holiday Home Decorating Contest announced

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To help spread some holiday cheer, Mayor Robert Sabosik, the borough council and the Point Pleasant Chamber of Commerce presented the first annual Holiday Home Decorating Contest. First, second and third place winners were the Milon family on River Avenue, the Petrosky family on Lynn Avenue and the Ventola family on Laurel Drive. [COURTESY OF FRANK PANNUCCI JR.]

POINT PLEASANT — Borough officials have announced the winners of the first annual Holiday Home Decorating Contest. 

First, second and third place winners were the Milon family on River Avenue, the Petrosky family on Lynn Avenue and the Ventola family on Laurel Drive, respectively. Each will receive a gift card from Divi Tree Coffee on Bridge Avenue.

“The council members and I contacted the chamber of commerce and said: Let’s do a home decorating contest. Let’s get family, friends and neighbors together to show off their homes and promote a little Christmas cheer. It’s been a tough year for so many, let’s try to do something fun to help liven our spirits,” Mayor Robert Sabosik said in a press release.

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“I’m pleased that so many people entered for our first year doing this, and I don’t only look forward to being able to resume our normal festivities next year, but also adding this to our traditions. I want to thank our friends at the chamber of commerce for participating and promoting this with us.”

Due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the first-ever Holiday Home Decorating Contest was presented this year in lieu of the annual Market in the Park and Christmas tree lighting to ensure the health and well-being of residents and community members. Officials were pleased with the success of the event.

“Mayor Sabosik and the borough council pride themselves on the high level of community events we do at different times of the year, especially Christmas,” Borough Administrator Frank Pannucci Jr. said through the release. 

“Because of the pandemic, we obviously could not do what we normally do, but Mayor Sabosik and the council still wanted to do something to promote not just the holiday spirit, but our community spirit as well.”

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