In honor of the Christmas holiday tomorrow, here are some of the many decorations you can see around the neighborhood.
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I’ve posted about Park View’s 1937 and 1938 Yuletide parades before. In keeping with the season, here is another image and article from the 1938 parade. These are from the Evening Star. Above is a photo of Jobs Daughters of Anacostia shown marching on December 13, 1938, during the parade, where they were judged the best marching unit.
Below is the article from the Evening Star describing the event.
I’ve begun to notice houses with Christmas decorations recently. I saw the house below on New Hampshire Avenue over the weekend and noticed another on the 1300 b/o Kenyon Street last night. Generally, I love holiday decorations and look forward to seeing more. However, I’m still a little surprised to be seeing Christmas decorations prior to the Thanksgiving holiday.
Here’s something fun to kick off the Yuletide season.
The Park View, Petworth, and Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH) communities are in the early stages of organizing a holiday lights competition. Everyone involved thus far thinks this is a good opportunity to have the communities get to know each other better. It’s also an opportunity to have some good, old-fashioned competition.
As I mentioned, this event is still in the very early stages of organization with full details yet to be worked out. The general idea is to identify households that want to participate. Then, select a night that the AFRH seniors can view the decorations and vote on the decorations they like best.
As details are nailed down, I’ll post an update here. Of course, you can always send me an email as well.
So, who wants to participate?
As I’ve been walking around the neighborhood lately, I’ve started to see holiday decorations popping up here and there. I thought it would be nice to start sharing them, so below are two from northern Park Place.
Above: 3674 Park Place (day and night), and below: 3648 Park Place (day and night)
If you know of any great holiday decorations that you’d like to share, send them in to parkviewblog (at) gmail (dot) com.