The city of Dayton this week announced the winners of its holiday-edition of the 2017 Dayton City Beautiful Award.
The awards, according to the city, encourage and recognize civic pride from property owners and tenants who take special effort to beautify and maintain their homes, offices, yards and buildings.
Here’s a look at the winners.
1. Kriss Gang of Park Drive in South Park
One nominator said Gang does a meticulous job of decorating the house. Another said Gang’s home is known as the gingerbread house during the holidays.
2. Good Samaritan Hospital in northwest Dayton
The nominator said the hospital’s display, which includes lights and a nativity scene, inspires awe. “Good Sam’s Christmas decorations brighten our dark winter nights and impart a sense of optimism and hope for those who drive by, walk through the display on their way to work or are there to visit a friend or loved one,” the nomination reads.
3. Leland and Mary Wolf of University Place in University Row
The nominator said, “The Christmas decorations fit the architectural features of this home perfectly. The swag on the white picket fence, the candles in the windows, the wreath on the red door and star on the porch are elegant and inviting. It looks like a Christmas card.”
4. Brian and Ann Keechle of Sandhurst Drive in the Redcrest area
The nomination said the property is always well maintained and sets a good example for the neighborhood.
5. Michael and Karen Cashman of Greenley Avenue in the Pheasant Hill area
The decorations are festive yet uncomplicated — bright but not showy, and a standout in the neighborhood, the nominator said.