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Christmas decorating winners named

Kathleen M. Hall, CPA, on Virginia Street won first place among Urbanna businesses.

The judges of the Urbanna Christmas decorations contest had a difficult time deciding who had the better Christmas decorations, said contest coordinator Pat Marshall.

The judges, all from Richmond, were Linda Vick, Nancy Burford and Mary Beth Taormina. “After 90 minutes, they finally made their decisions,” said Marshall.

“Congratulations to all of the winners!” said Marshall. “And I could fill the rest of the page telling you about all of the other beautiful decorations. So, go out and see for yourselves how beautiful Urbanna and the area around it is. The kids will love it, too.”  

The three judged categories were traditional, whimsical and businesses.


The home of Pete and Joanie Ward on Rappahannock Avenue was first in the traditional category.

There was a tie for second place between Catherine and James Via’s home on Taylor Avenue; and the home of Jewel and Jim Ray on Rappahannock Avenue.

There also was a tie for third place between the home of Jackie and Clyde Thrift in Garnett Hill, and the home of Nancy and John Greenwood in Garnett Hill.


In the whimsical category, there was a tie for first place between the home of Shelly and Keith Hodges, and the home of Jan and Jim Stillwagen, both in Garnett Hill.

The home of Theresa and Butch Liverman in the Urbanna Harbour Subdivision earned second place.

The home of Betsy and Charles Bristow in Garnett Hill was third.


First place went to Kathleen M. Hall, CPA, on Virginia Street, The Garden Club across from the Urbanna Post Office was second, and Payne’s Crab House at the foot of Virginia Street was third.

posted 12.23.2008

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