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Eastern end fall decoration contest deemed successful

For the second-straight year, businesses in the villages of Chesapeake and Proctorville that took part in a contest put on by Operation TLC (Tidy-up Lawrence County) gave people something special to see this fall.

The contest was to come up with fall decorations to decorate their business fronts.

“The enthusiasm this year was great,” Bob Smith, Operation TLC president, said. “People really got excited about decorating their businesses and helping make the villages look appealing.”

Taking first place in Chesapeake was Pamela and Budd’s Country Corner, followed by Beyond Beauty Salon taking second and Stephens Insurance securing third place.

The first-place winner in Proctorville was McDonald’s Fresh Amish Market, followed by last year’s winner M&K Appliances in second and the Proctorville Animal Clinic in third place.

“The businesses put in a lot of time to help make their store fronts appealing and festive for the fall season,” Smith said. “I was very pleased with the way the villages looked and I want to thank every business for participating this year.”

Other businesses that participated include American Health Centers, Family Medical Center, the Dairy Bell and Gilphin’s Trophies in Chesapeake and Barcus Pools, Keystone Real Estate, Stephens Insurance, McDonald’s, Vickie Meehling Insurance and Proctorville Health Care in Proctorville.

“We had about an equal number of participants this year compared to last year,” Smith said. “But we are always looking for more to take part in it. It is a thing of pride for the community to make it look better.”

The TLC group is always looking for new volunteers. If there is any interest, call Smith at 740-886-7826.