More than two dozen Rim Country homes were part of the 2011 Holiday House Lighting Contest. There are sure to be many more homes in our neighborhoods that didn’t participate in the contest, but still have wonderful displays to enjoy during an evening drive. Don’t delay; most displays will come down after Jan. 1.
The 2011 first-place winner in the contest is the home of Richard Kubiak (and his neighbors, who loaned him the space for his display). Kubiak is at 8720-47 Tonto Rim Drive in the Rimwood neighborhood of Strawberry.
Second place went to John and Linda Voyles of 501 S. Wade Court (across Mud Springs Road from the Hospice House); third-place honors went to a perennial winner, Hunter Hardt of 821 W. Pinto Circle (off Longhorn Road and Whiting in the Payson West area); Ted Spinney, another frequent lighting contest winner, took fourth place with his display at 1007 W. Chatham Drive (off Lakeshore, also in the Payson West area). Honorable mention awards were given to Jeanne Coppins, 8067 W. Hallway Dr. in Mesa del Caballo and BJ and Christine Bollier, 402 W. Arabian Way (off McLane Road in the Payson Ranchos area).
Other entrants in the 2011 Holiday House Lighting Contest were:
Jerry Schroeder, 1108 N. Bavarian Way
Mike Wilcox, 502 S. Rimview Circle
Roger Freeman, 600 E. Elk Ridge Drive
Derek Shreiner, 100 S. Overland Court
Starr Davis, 3830 Whispering Pines Road,
Deb Rose, 717 W. St. Moritz Drive
Michael Roberts, 713 W. Rimview Road
Barbara Ives, 701 Fox Hill
Bob Birgam, 826 W. Overland Road
Laurie A. Cross, 2014 N. Saddle Blanket
Lee and Lori Meyers, 322 W. Corral Drive
Jeremy and Jessica Plain, 710 W. Oso Dorado Circle
Lon and Kymberly St. Clair, 601 S. McLane Road
Ken and Leona Bowman, 900 W. Country Lane
Don Linsley, 908 E. Wade Circle
Rocky and Kim Berry, 1009 W. Rimview Road
Bowle and Pat Halvarsen, 2119 N. Cold Springs Point, Christopher Creek
Gloria McClurken, 7304 N. Toya Vista Road, Mesa del Caballo