Marco Island's house decorating contest finalists announced

Dave Rice, chairman of the House Decorating contest, send an email on Thursday announcing the finalists for the annual contest. He wrote:

"The preliminary judging of the 14th Annual House Decorating Contest is complete. Friday night, Dec. 17 the committee will select the overall winner from the Top 10 finalists. The judges will be leaving on the MI Trolley, one of our sponsors at 6:15 p.m. from the parking lot of another of our sponsors, the Centennial Bank, to view the Top 10 and decide on a winner.

Upon completion of the tour, the committee returns to the winning address to present the winners plaque, yard sign and a check for $500.00 which is provided by our premiere sponsor, LCEC."

2010 Finalists -Top 10 Homes:

1208 Fruitland Avenue

1232 Fruitland Avenue

91 Bermuda Road

464 Spinnaker Drive

1769 N. Collier Boulevard

780 Copeland Avenue

975 Leo Ct.

1482 Leland Way

1591 Galleon Drive

1821 Dogwood

2010 Properties Worth Seeing

870 Eubanks

450 Spinnaker

650 Solano

1285 Orange Ct.

336 Capistrano

151 Channel

1601 Windmill

393 So. Barfield

1220 Marianna

Sanita Sole, 218 South Barfield Dr. (Past Winner 2009 - Ineligible)

Tradewinds Condo Floors 9 through 11 (Past Winner 2009 - Ineligible

Arturo’s, 844 Bald Eagle (Past Winner - Ineligible)

1599 Winterberry (Past Winner – Ineligible)

160 Bermuda (Past Winner 2007- Ineligible)

548 Barfield (Past Winner 2009 – Ineligible)

1599 Winterberry (Past Winner 2006 – Ineligible)

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jmpet033 writes:

This competition is so rigged! Please tell me how a house with just white lights around tree trunks wins against other houses with much much more "holiday spirit" and "class"? IDK But we enjoyed all the other thoughtout christmas displays.

Islandgirl86 writes:

what a waste of gasoline to go see the house that won. Have the judges lost their minds!!! It is embarassing and obvious that the better houses were overlooked. People come from naples every year to see our houses I suppose this is a good way to kill the tradition.

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