An anonymous committee recently labored on a crisp December evening as they traversed the village of Seneca, ranking Christmas displays that have illuminated the town. Committee members said they were blown away by the quantity and quality of Christmas decorations that adorn the streets of Seneca this year.
The 2017 title, sponsored by the Seneca Park Board, goes to the Valdez family, 232 Valley View, with their traditional light show. A full view of the property can be seen through the trees as one travels east on Douglas Street.
This year’s runner-up was Larry Thompson, 425 Crotty Ave. The Thompsons utilized their corner lot to create a Christmas festival.
Perennial entrant Tom Justice, 280 Richards St., was the third-place finisher with an animated entry.
Committee members recognized several other displays worthy of a holiday tour through the village, such as a home on Hossack Street where viewers will be welcomed by Santa, a cheerful brontosaurus and a very blue Christmas.
Houses that caught the committee’s attention even though they did not request to be judged include 218 E. Union St., 223 Valley View and 207 Main St.
The judges also recognized efforts by other entities such as the ambulance squad, St. Patrick’s Church, Crotty Park, First National Bank and the Seneca Historical Museum Depot. The committee also lauded the efforts of the Lion's Club for their organization of the tree-lighting ceremony last week.
The committee encourages residents and visitors to take a drive through the streets of Seneca to see the holiday displays.