City of Laurel Recognizes Best Christmas Décor

December 21, 2021

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.

The City of Laurel, established as a lumber town in 1882, is conveniently situated approximately two hours from larger destination cities such as Jackson, Biloxi, New Orleans, and Mobile. In recent years, the city has become a destination all its own thanks, in part, to its starring role in HGTV’s popular “Hometown” series. As Laurel, and interest in it, continues to grow, we are committed to providing the resources necessary to help all of our residents and businesses reach their full potential.
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