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The holiday season is ON in Herndon! The results of the town's annual "Dress Up Herndon for the Holidays" decoration contest are in. Judges from the town's Cultivating Community Initiative (CCI) circulated throughout Herndon's neighborhoods on Monday evening, evaluating and then naming five homes as contest winners. Winners were presented with a festive sign, suitable for display, and will be formally recognized by the Mayor and Herndon Town Council at the January 13, 2015, public hearing.

"This contest is a fabulous way to build community and to celebrate the season in Herndon," said Mayor Lisa Merkel.  "I encourage everyone to pile the kids, family and friends in the car and ride around town to see these wonderfully decorated homes and neighborhoods."
 
"Dress Up Herndon for the Holidays" winners and categories are:
 
1307 Lopp Court "Holiday Sparkle"
617 Merlins Lane "Let it Snow"
106 Pearl Street "Traditional"
1327 Summerfield Drive "Whimsical"
1505 Snowflake Court "Spirit of the Holidays" 
  
Fourteen homes received an Honorable Mention:
 
805 Winterhaven Pl.
1508 Summerset Pl.
880 Locust St.
755 Grace St.
106 Monroe Hill Ct.
1329 Grant St.
1291 Monroe St.
1003 Van Buren St.
1013 Tyler St.
1020 Tyler St.
1107 Bicksler Dr. 
1111 Clarke St.
714 Huntsman Pl.
705 Bennett St. 

Yard of the Month - The CCI recognizes yards that are creatively landscaped, beautifully maintained and contribute to the beauty of their neighborhoods with this award, given three times per year and acknowledged at a Town Council meeting as well as with a gift certificate from Meadows Farms. Prizes are awarded in two categories: single-family detached and townhouses. Deadlines for 2015: May 15 for June award, June 15 for July award, September 15 for October award (no awards in August or September). Additional details will be available in March 2015.

Garden Tour - The CCI plans and operates a self-guided tour of selected Herndon gardens. 

Good Neighbor Award - Nominate a special person in Herndon who goes the extra mile to help their neighbors and makes noteworthy contributions to improve the quality of life within their neighborhood. Winners are recognized by the Mayor and Town Council and are presented with a commemorative plaque. The nomination deadline for the 2015 Good Neighbor Award is Friday, October 30. Additional details will be available in September 2015.

The Holiday Homes Tour of Herndon - This tour takes place on the first Saturday in December. Herndon homes on the tour have their own historical or local interest. Local community organizations sponsor each home on the tour. The 2015 tour will be held Saturday, December 5, 10am-4pm. Ticket and tour information will be available in early November 2015.
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