The winner has been announced in the Deck the House Holiday Lighting Contest held in Friendswood.
The winner is 711 Pin Oak Drive in The Forest of Friendswood subdivision.
In its fifth year, the holiday competition drew more than 1,000 votes online for one of 11 entries in the contest that showcases and names the best in exterior holiday lighting.
Traffic in the neighborhood has been heavier than usual to see the residence with the winner signs placed by the yard designating it as the best decorations in the city.
The competition is sponsored annually by Friendswood Fine Arts Institute and the City of Friendswood. The FFAI posted online maps for the locations of all the entries so voters could see each before voting online.
The other entries in this year’s contest include the following: 1203 Yorkshire Dr., 1801 Vaquero St; 321 Dawn Hill Dr.; 1208 White Wing Circle; 1103 Red Wing Dr.; 101 Eagle Lakes Dr.; 1307 N. Clear Creek Dr.; 16606 Barcelona Dr.; 5318 Kingsmill Rd.; and 1101 Tall Pines Dr.
Sponsors for this year were Brasserie 1895, Magnuson Ace Hardware, Mulch X-press, and Mystic Nails.
Friendswood Fine Arts/ FFAIonline is a 501 c 3 non-profit organization supporting the arts in Friendswood and surrounding communities. Their goal is to enrich the visual and performing arts landscape in the community.
Story by Karolyn Gephart