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Clifton’s Holiday Door Decorating
Contest Winners

By on January 2, 2021

CLIFTON, NJ – The Clifton Board of Recreation held the judging of its Annual Holiday Door Decorating contest the week of December 7-11, 2020.  The contest was created in the spirit of the season in hopes of getting Clifton families to work together, spend quality time and achieve a common goal while exploring their creative and artistic talents.  This year, there were 41 participants in the contest.  Each participant who had decorated received a goody bag on their doorknob, filled with candy, coupons and holiday novelties to thank them for their participation and to let them know that their door was judged.  Winners were then selected based on 10 categories. 

The grand prize winners for each category received a trophy, ribbon, various gift certificates for dinner or shopping at local restaurants or supermarkets, various coupons and recreation dollars. A special thanks goes out to our event sponsors which include Alexus Steakhouse, Angelo’s Italian restaurant and Pizzeria, The Grand Saloon, The Hot Grill, Mr. Cupcakes, IHOP, Doherty Enterprises Chevy’s & The Shannon Rose, Mario’s Restaurant, Maple Valley Diner, Mighty Quinn, Villa Roma, Tony’s Pizza Pasta Grill, Rumba Cubana, Brunos Pizzeria, Uno Pizzeria & Grill & the Clifton Philly Pretzel factory.

This year’s winners were broken down into 10 different categories. Here are the winners for each of these categories: the L. Gomez Family-Best Craftsmanship, the Scorziello Family-Most Original, the Nolan Family-Most Unusual, the Alicea Family-Old Fashioned, the Fay Family-Best Theme, the Babula Family-Most Colorful, the Deribin Family-Most Creative, the Winkler Family-Most Cheerful, the Mastroberte-Gomez Family – Most Patriotic and the Gondaliya Family-Best Child Creation.  Ribbons, special coupons and recreation dollars were also awarded to eight honorable mentions given to the Addabbo Family, the Paz Family, the Navas Family, the Chidiac Family, the Edel Family, the Barrett Family, the Camacho Family and the Primavera Family.

All participants did an excellent job this year and we want to thank all our other families who participated in this fun event. Congratulations to this year’s winners!  Next year we hope to see many more festive doors for the season.