Piling Up the Firsts
Wednesday, December 30, 2020 5:40 PM

Jill and Dan Miller's house was Como residents' favorite.
Residents also liked John and Khai Pham's display on Victoria.

Jill Miller and her husband, Dan, are the inaugural winners of the Como Community Council’s first Holiday Decoration Celebration. The Millers are Como residents since 2005, but this is their first year putting up lights, a move inspired in part as a way to uplift the neighborhood as the Covid pandemic continues.

The upper level of their house at 985 Chatsworth is new, so Dan -- the builder of the award-winning display -- wanted something that went around the edge of the entire house. Finding a snowman at Menards was tough, but they got the biggest they could find. Combine

Residents also liked Elizabeth Bauman's display on Parkview. She says her daughter Abigail wanted to decorate their front yard for her cousins, Sophia and Hazel, so they had something pretty to look at
that with rainbows they already had, and it all adds up to a first-place house!

Jill and Dan planned on celebrating their newfound fame, and undoubtedly the paparazzi that accompanied the award, by scarfing down their prize: cookies from Cookie Cart. Being good neighbors, they even planned on sharing some. (At least that was the plan.) Como residents also selected these displays as the neighborhood’s favorite holiday decorations:

  • 758 Parkview (Elizabeth Bauman)
  • 1675 Victoria (John and Khai Pham)


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