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Springfield Garden Club honors Christmas decoration winners
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The Springfield Garden Club recognized the homes, businesses and churches that were decked out the best for the holidays.

The club recognized winners in several categories in its annual outdoor Christmas decorations contest in Springfield:

Overall Traditional
First place – Bill Exley
Second place – Tommy Arden
Third place – Steve Burns

Overall Creative
First – Tonja Jacques
Second – Dale Hinely
Third – Glenda King

Overall Fantasy
First – Sheri Gonsalves
Second – John Copeland

Overall Christmas Theme
First – H.H. Gerald
Second – William Watson
Third – Ree Lee Exley

Children’s Theme
First – Derrell Banks
Second – Robert Van Norman
Third – Dale Boyles

First – Keith Johnson

First – Cynthia Brogdon
Second – Dennis Webb
Third – Mary Calhoun

First – Max Neidlinger
Second – Ernie Nease
Third – Sheppard’s Gas

Outdoor Tree
First – Carson Shearouse
Second – Cathy Singley
Third – Teresa Sheppard

First – Aunt Tinkie’s
Second – Fairy Godmother’s Closet
Third – Webb-Gnann House

Public Buildings
First – Historic Effingham Museum

U.S. Patriotism
First – Charles Hartzog

First – Springfield United Methodist
Second – Holy Trinity

First – Joann’s

Christmas Spectacular
First – James Sapp