HERNDON - The fresh snowfall created a magical backdrop for the Herndon Borough Holiday House Decorating Contest held Dec. 15.

As they went from house to house the three judges, Steve Bobb, Elaine Schmick, of Schmick Photography, and Lorrie Snyder, of Bittersweet Designs by Lorrie, were greeted with sparkling icicle lights, twinkling stars, festive candy canes and even jolly old Santa Claus himself.

The contest winners were: Traditional, Sheryl Gilligan; most original, Sheri and Jarrod Shadle, and craziest, Roger Lebo, all of North Main Street.

Additional homes registered for the contest included Pat and Dave Eyster residence, Snyder-Eyster Insurance Agency, Alexis and Mike Schaffner, Ann and Roger Botkin and Jean and Jeff Aurand. Winners in each of the categories received a gift certificate for Schiano's Ice Cream & More.