On the 20th of December, 2011, judges selected by the Ridgely’s Historical Societydrove by all the homes and businesses in the town limits of Ridgely to select thewinners of the Christmas Decoration Contest for the year 2015. Most original, creative, and/or whimsical display of lights and decorations were some of the criteria used to select the winners. These winners included: 7 North Central Avenue, Robert Pylant and Shandi Welch at 410 Central Avenue, David and Chastity Crist at 7 Oakview Court, Diana Simpson and Danny Parry at 9 Greenridge Avenue, Dave and Roxanne Walls at 204 Oriole street, the Gunderson Family at 401 Maryland Avenue, Rand and Donna Lindgren at 205 Maryland Avenue. Lister Estates was particularly lit up this year. Winners there included: Sharlene Wiebking at 131 Walnut Street, Lloyd and Rene White, Jr at 109 Walnut Street, Jonathan & Rita Durner at 21 Lister Lane, Jeffrey & Christine Eckrich at 27 Lister Lane, and Steve & Lillian Lane at 101 Lister Lane.
Each of the above winners were awarded $50 in cash or gift certificates thanks to the following: The Ridgely Historical Society and Ridgely Lions Club, Hutchison Supply and Builders, Tri-Me Warehouse, Ridgely Pharmacy and Ice Cream Parlor, Rob’s Quality Car Care, Doug’s Tire Service, All About Hair, Foster’s Mini Mart La Delizia Pizzeria, and The Salad Star on Main Street, Denton. Congratulations to all the winners of 2015 as well as all the businesses and homes that were decorated and helped provide holiday cheer throughout the Town of Ridgely, MD.