The City of Laurel started a new Christmas tradition on Tuesday, December 21st by awarding a prize to the city’s most festively decorated yard.
“In an attempt to recognize the beauty that is annually displayed by the city of Laurel during Christmas, we decided to recognize someone out of each of the seven wards, and then to recognize one out of the seven as the overall Yard of the Year for decorations,” Laurel Mayor Johnny Magee explained. “This is the first year and it got off to a slow start, but we plan to be back again next year, and hopefully we will have more participation than we did on our first time around. There are many gorgeous yards displayed and we want to showcase them, so look for us to be back again.” Yards from each ward were selected by that ward’s city council member.
The inaugural prize was awarded to Ms. Pauline Page of 1903 Airport Drive who was nominated by Councilwoman Shirley Jordan of Ward 7. Her home and garden were festooned with garlands, wreaths and bright red bows that served as a backdrop for her yard display of reindeer and angels.