Patriotic House Display Wins Competition



Nikki McDowell, who resides on South 6th Street in Lamar decorated her home with a patriotic theme to honor the first responders and other participants in the September 8th 9/11 Memorial Tribute parade which passes along 6th Street in Lamar.

Harbour with McDowell and Lincoln and Jasper

Doug Harbour, organizer of the annual event told The Prowers Journal, McDowell had been selected this year as having the best patriotic display and won $100 in Lamar Chamber Luv Bucks which was presented to her on Wednesday, September 19th by Harbour along with her two sons, Lincoln and Jasper.

McDowell said, “We’ve been decorating for a few years now and each year we just keep adding some more decorations with a few new ideas.” She added, “The parade takes place right in the middle of my son’s birthdays, so Lincoln has come to feel that the parade is for him and we have the backyard decorated for his birthday and the front for the parade.”

Harbour said he was very happy with this year’s turnout as well as some added participation from the vintage Beech Craft airplane that flew some pass-overs as it was in town on Saturday, the day before the airshow at the Lamar Airport. He added that while he’s resting up from this year’s pageantry, he’s giving some thought to a suggestion that the event be celebrated on a city-wide basis with the overall goal of having Lamar officially declared as Colorado’s, ‘Most Patriotic City’.

By Russ Baldwin

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