Award winners have been selected for Escalon’s holiday decorating contest, with first, second and third place presented for homes, along with a business winner and top honors from the recent Christmas on Main parade.
“The Chamber of Commerce collected items and made prize baskets for people,” explained Debbie Murken, one of the organizers of the parade and decorating events.
First place in the home decorating category went to the Silva family at 1940 Coley, while the Krasko family at 1272 Sierra Drive took second and third place went to the Butler family at 1502 Adriana Way.
There were 15 different home addresses featured in the Chamber listing of entries, from Arthur Road to Oakwood Drive, Steinegul Road to Countrywood Lane. Murken said local businesses including Hula’s, D’Boni’s, Pizza Plus, Les Schwab Tires, Main Street Garage, Napa Auto Parts, Oak Valley Bank, Pencie & Ginger, Ace Hardware, Starbuck’s, Farmers Insurance and Escalon FIT provided items for the gift packages.
Escalon Police Department’s SWAT Team entry in the parade, complete with the Grinch on top, took first place honors in the parade and Main Street Garage won the business category of the decorating contest. Votes were tabulated following the Main Street festivities earlier this month and then announced on Dec. 15.
In the home decorating contest, a large prize basket was awarded for first place, an Emergency Kit and Ace gift card for second place and a bucket of Napa items and Pizza Plus gift certificate for third place.
Murken said for a new type of event, with the parade entries staying put and drivers moving along the route, things moved pretty smoothly. The weather cooperated, several organizations and families took part, staging their floats along Main Street and waving to those in the cars driving by.
“We estimated we had 300 cars drive through,” Murken said. “Overall, we feel it went pretty well.”