Christmas has come to Carbondale, and certainly no yard and home is more apparent than December Bright Spot winner, 209 and 207 S. Glenview. David and Kristy Robinson have lived at the busy intersection for 33 years. Every year the display grows. This year, the cheerful corner boasts 22 reindeer, musical dogs and a life-sized Santa sleigh with landing spot, just to describe a fraction of the yuletide compilation.
Kristy, lovingly and fittingly referred to by her husband as "Christmas," says they love adding to the collection and try to get crafts from local artists who make holiday-themed works. David says, "It takes us about two weeks, even with help from friends and family, to get everything set up."
There is a drop box for local children to write letters to Santa Claus.
An assembly of various lighted animals are seasonally decked out.
Candy canes and colorful lights tie the illuminated winter wonderland together.
The Keep Carbondale Beautiful Board selects businesses or residences to receive the Bright Spot Award for enhancing the beauty of the community by means of revitalization of property, new construction, plantings and beautification, upkeep and maintenance, or rehabilitation.
To nominate a business or residence to receive the award, call the Keep Carbondale Beautiful office at 525-5525 or email@example.com.
Archives of some past Bright Spot Award winners may be found at keepcb.org.