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Festivus decorating winners announced

Fairmount’s annual Festivus was held Dec. 12. This was the third year for this fun event which included a bus tour of holiday decorated bungalows, refreshments, live music, carolers, Santa, cookie decorating and more! Many neighbors in the Fairmount neighborhood offered up unique displays just for the night of the event including a live nativity, dancing Christmas trees, a scene depicting characters from the Nightmare Before Christmas and more.

The event also collected toys which were donated to One Safe Place.

We are also happy to announce the winners of this year’s Fairmount Festivus! A block party is awarded to the residents at 6th Avenue and Park Place. The displays included a live nativity at the historic Benton house and the Nightmare Before Christmas. Individual winners are FIRST – Leah and Desi Suasnovar at 1422 6th Ave.; SECOND Rachael and Matthew Garnett at 1514 6th Ave.; THIRD – Thomas and Davina 1933 6th Ave. Congratulations to these great Festivus displays and THANK YOU to everyone who decorated, volunteered and participated in this year’s event! We are looking forward to next year.

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live nativity at benton house

A community effort to create a live nativity on the lawn of the historic Benton house won these Fairmount neighbors a block party in the 2016 Fairmount Festivus decorating contest.

A creative display featuring characters from Nightmare Before Christmas won a block party for their neighbors in the 2016 Fairmount Festivus decorating contest. Many Fairmount residents put on special presentations just for the night of the event.

dancing trees

Dancing and singing trees at a tree farm were part of a Festivus light design that was complimented by a beautifully decorated bungalow and a Volkswagen Bug. This wonderful effort scored the creative family first place in the 2016 Fairmount Festivus decorating contest.

happy panda

A happy panda appeared near the sidewalk to hand out candy canes in front of this beautifully decorated bungalow complete with a lighted bear on the roof. This display received second place in the 2016 Fairmount Festivus decorating contest.

lots of lights

Bright colors and lots of lights on all sides including the roof scored this decked out bungalow third place in the 2016 Fairmount Festivus decorating contest. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners and a HUGE thank you to everyone who decorated, volunteered and participated in this year’s event. This is the third year for Fairmount to host Festivus and each year the event is growing. We think you all and look forward to next year’s event.