Amelia awards its four holiday contest winners

January 10th, 2013    Author: Administrator    Filed Under: News

Amelia Councilwoman Renee Gerber, left, and Mayor Todd Hart, right, recognize Tim Klanke, center, for winning the village-wide holiday decorating contest Jan. 8.

By Kristin Bednarski
Sun staff

Amelia Village Council members awarded four residents for being selected as the holiday decorating contest winners at their Jan. 8 meeting.

The village-wide contest was announced before the holiday season, and the recreation committee traveled across the village to judge participating houses.

Amelia Councilwoman Renee Gerber, left, and Mayor Todd Hart, right, awarded Bryan Hertel, center, for earning an honorable mention award in the holiday decorating contest.

Scott Reveal and his family received an honorable mention award for their participation in the holiday decorating contest in Amelia. Front row from left are Ava, Ella and Mitchell Reveal, back row from left are Councilwoman Renee Gerber, Scott and Landon Reveal and Mayor Todd Hart.

Dave Stanforth received an honorable mention award from the village of Amelia for his participation in the holiday decorating contest. From left are Councilwoman Renee Gerber and Stanforth.

“This was so hard,” Councilwoman Renee Gerber said about the judging. “Everyone did such a great job.”

Gerber said everyone seemed to really get into the holiday spirit this year, and she was impressed with the number of participants.

“I applaud all of you,” Gerber said.

Gerber announced the three honorable mention winners including Dave Stanforth, who lives on Deer Creek Road, Scott Reveal, who lives on Finch Court, and Bryan Hertel, who lives on Grouse Drive.

Tim Klanke, who also lives on Grouse Drive, was selected as the overall winner of the contest.

Gerber said that in addition to decorating his house for the holidays, Klanke also collects toys for Toys for Tots Foundation at his home. He said they did well this year and collected more than $90 in toys for the organization.

Klanke said he enjoys decorating his home for the holidays while also helping the less fortunate.

“It’s just good to be recognized for something I do for the community and kids,” Klanke said about winning the contest.

Each winner was presented with a gift card and a holiday decoration from the village.

Gerber said they are planning on having the contest again next year. For more information visit

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