A dozen Red Bank kids led by children’s advocate David Prown chose the winners of this season’s festive lighting contest, sponsored by the borough Parks & Rec department and announced at Wednesday night’s council meeting. First prize went to the Cohen family of 32 South Street, above. Prizes included gift certificates to local stores and restaurants, including Prown’s Home Improvement, Boondocks Fishery, Teak and Foodtown. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI
There’s no shortage of Christmas spirit at Natividad Oliveras’s Red Bank home. Just a shortage of real estate.
If you’ve seen her Shrewsbury Avenue residence, you understand.
The front yard is a tightly packed tableau of holiday cheer, with candy canes hanging from her fence and an array of biblical characters, snowmen, Santa Clauses, reindeer and toy soldiers staked in just about every available patch of grass she owns.
“We’re not even done yet,” Oliveras said.
For Red Bank homeowners with a taste for holiday season displays, it’s time. Gotta to get out those ladders and tangled strands of twinklers from the cellar this weekend.
The second annual borough-hosted home decorating contest goes into the judge phase starting Monday.