City awards top holiday decorations

David and Barbara Phillips' house on Red Fox Drive recently won the city's Power Express award after the family placed tens of thousands of lights and decorations around the residence. (Reporter Photo/Neal Wagner)

By NEAL WAGNER / City Editor

The Pelham Beautification Board recently selected the city’s most well-decorated Christmas displays after touring the city on Dec. 6.

Each year, the Beautification Board tours the city to look for the best-decorated residence, business and fire station. The board also awards one residence its “Power Express” distinction, recognizing a house for decorating above and beyond the average Christmas display.

This year’s residential decorations winner was 110 Emerald Lake Drive, which is off Shelby County 25 near the entrance to Oak Mountain State Park.

Cakes Las Comadres, which is off U.S. 31 near its intersection with Chandalar Drive, won the city’s business decorating contest.

Pelham Fire Station No. 3, which is off Shelby County 52 East near Huntley Parkway, took home the city’s top station decorating honors.

David and Barbara Phillips’ house at 12 Red Fox Drive won this year’s Power Express award after the family put out tens of thousands of lights and decorations around their residence.