WarrenDecember 20, 2012
Center Line salutes beautiful holiday homes
By Brian Louwers
C & G Staff Writer
WARREN — The number of decorated homes was down this year, but organizers of Center Line’s Most Beautiful Christmas Light Display contest said those who did put up lights pulled out all the stops.
Members of the Center Line Beautification Commission said they had a hard time picking the winners, following an after-dark tour of the city’s neighborhoods Dec. 16.
“I just want to say it was a tough decision this year. All the houses are beautiful,” said Beautification Commission Treasurer Jan Ornsten. “We come up with so many winners, we have to keep driving up and down the street so many times to thin out the houses that were decorated.”
Beautification Commission Secretary Beverly Trbovich said two first-place homes — 7276 Menge and 8662 Helen — would share the honor this year.
Second place was awarded to 8566 Nathan Hale. The residents at 7233 Helen took third place, while 8342 Potomac will receive an honorable mention.
The commission also recognized Voerner west of Van Dyke as the street with the most lit-up homes.
“There weren’t as many homes decorated. The ones that were — they went all out on them,” Trbovich said. “They were just, everything was so precise, and they just used their imagination. It was neat and very, very attractive.”
Homes selected for first-, second-, and third-place awards, and honorable mention, will be honored at the Center Line City Council’s meeting in early February.
The Te Roma Bar on Van Dyke, named Center Line’s best-decorated business, will also be recognized.
Owners of winning properties will be notified by mail and will receive a certificate of recognition.
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