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Making ‘light’ of Christmas, 2013

Homes, yards dazzle during holiday time


Home of Dr. John M (III) and Jeanne Weed, corner of Sager and Cady, won best overall in annual Chamber decorations contest. 
Reporter/Mike Brown Home of Dr. John M (III) and Jeanne Weed, corner of Sager and Cady, won best overall in annual Chamber decorations contest. Reporter/Mike Brown The home of Dr. John M. (III) and Jeanne Weed, 2105 Sager, was named best overall in the annual Christmas decorations contest sponsored by the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce.

Winners were presented their certificates Thursday at the Chamber’s rock house office.

Winners were listed as follows:

Best overall—Dr. John and Jeanne Weed, 2105 Sager.

Lights—Jimmy and Maggie Adams, 706 Middleton.

Yard—(Co-winners), Billie Roe, 1406 Murray and Gerald and Tammy Stephenson, 503 East Bell.

Tradit ional—Tim and Glenda Guthrie, 703 Vogel.

Animated—Glenda Wiley, 1504 Pecos.


Jimmy and Maggie Adams home, 706 Middleton, featuring reindeer and a snowman took the contest’s award for best lights. Jimmy and Maggie Adams home, 706 Middleton, featuring reindeer and a snowman took the contest’s award for best lights. Whimsical—Jonathan and Deanna Hartley, 615 Jackson.

Front door—Mike and Pam Pruett, 716 Middleton.

Religious— Ra lph and Denise Sifuentes, 402 Calhoun

Most decorated street— Enfield Drive.

See page 4B for more photos including Thursday’s award presentations.



Glenda Wiley’s Santa, 1504 Pecos, a Rockdale tradition again won the prize for best animation. The display dates from the 50s and once was a familiar Christmas-time site in the show window in the 1950s. Glenda Wiley’s Santa, 1504 Pecos, a Rockdale tradition again won the prize for best animation. The display dates from the 50s and once was a familiar Christmas-time site in the show window in the 1950s.

Tim and Glenda Guthrie home, 703 Vogel, won the contest award for best traditional display. Tim and Glenda Guthrie home, 703 Vogel, won the contest award for best traditional display.


Another Christmas tradition (above) home of Billie Roe and the late Ralph Roe, 1408 Murray, won top honors shared top honors in the yard category, featuring “around the corner” yard decorations both spiritual and secular. At right, the door decorations of Mike and Pam Pruett, 716 Middleton, won the door division of the annual contest. Another Christmas tradition (above) home of Billie Roe and the late Ralph Roe, 1408 Murray, won top honors shared top honors in the yard category, featuring “around the corner” yard decorations both spiritual and secular. At right, the door decorations of Mike and Pam Pruett, 716 Middleton, won the door division of the annual contest.

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