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And the Winners Are...Clark 2015 Holiday House Decorating Contest Winners Announced

Traditional: 6 Melvyn Court, The Raab Family Credits: Clark Recreation Department
Most Outrageous: 16 Canterbury Dr – The Cospito Family Credits: Clark Public Schools
Most Outrageous - 94 Jupitor Pl – The Minnitti Family Credits: Clark Recreation Department
Overall Favorite: 3 Anthony Circle – The Infantino Family Credits: Clark Recreation Department
Most Traditional: 40 Denman Ave – The Lesniak Family Credits: Clark Recreation Department
Overall Favorite: 77 Prescott Trn – The Jennings Family Credits: Clark Recreation Department
Clark Recreation Director Ralph Bernardo escorted a three-person committee throughout the township. The judges selected 6 house winners from 30 entries. Credits: Susan Roselli Bonnell

CLARK, NJ – Let the bragging begin!  The winners of the 2015 Clark Recreation holiday house decorating contest were announced Wednesday morning by Recreation Director Ralph Bernardo.

“It was tough this year,” Bernardo said.  “The committee really looked for creativity, something special or sentimental.”  Although Bernardo chauffeured the 3-person committee through the township, he was not one of the judges.

“The above normal temperature this season made more people take their time and really get into decorating their house,” Bernardo said. “We have never had this many entries in the seven years running the contest." 

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With 30 houses entered in the contest, Bernardo said two winners were chosen in each category this year.  The winning families received a $50 Towne Hardware Ace gift card, a lawn sign and bragging rights. The winners are:


  • 6 Melvyn Ct – The Raab Family
  • 40 Denman Ave – The Lesniak Family

Most Outrageous:

  • 94 Jupitor Pl – The Minnitti Family
  • 16 Canterbury Dr – The Cospito Family

Overall Favorite:

  • 3 Anthony Circle – The Infantino Family
  • 77 Prescott Trn – The Jennings Family

"I thank all the families that entered the contest and hope that the residents of Clark enjoy driving around town and view all the homes that entered. It’s a fun family tradition," Bernardo said.

Click for a list of addresses for the homes entered in the contest. 

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