2009-12-17 / Front Page

Best Decorated Yards Announced

by Cindy Gibson

Becky and Rodney Exner of 1045 CR 405 (Ave. A) took top place in this year’s Best Decorated Yard contest in Lexington. Their western-themed lighted decorations include cactus, wagon wheels, and fence posts in addition to more traditional wreaths and tree-wraps.

Brandy Farth of 1105 N. Main St. (near the intersection of Main and Seventh) took second place. Her large yard is lit up with arches, trees lit with sequencing lights, and perimeter lights around the yard and flower beds.

Pamela Jatzlau of 412 N. Rockdale has the third-place yard, with a charming traditional theme.

Honorable mentions go to: Mary Sue and Joe Boyd Reynolds at 8850 N Hwy 77; Paul Tatroe of 505 Fifth St. (corner of 5th and Rockdale); and Cathy and Lyon Lofland of 921 Giddings St.

The Lexington Garden Club, organizers of the Best Decorated Yard contest, wants to urge residents to drive Wesley St. in the Brademan Addition. The residents of Wesley Street went all-out to make their yards and their street very pretty and worth the drive for anyone looking for some Christmas spirit.

Another unusual display is that at Broker’s Realty on Hwy 77, whose Christmas lights are coordinated to music.

The judges commented that judging was very difficult this year. The Garden Club was pleased to see so many making the effort to light up the town. Prizes are sponsored by Round Top State Bank and will be awarded to the top three yards.

Pictures of the winners will be found in next week’s Leader.

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