Competition was stiff this year for the People's Choice Award for Best Holiday Décor at the Historical Association of Lewiston's 2012 Tour of Homes. More than 1,000 ballots were cast and, while the numbers were close, the winner is The Rayner Estate on Mountain View Drive, owned by Paul Gerbach and Pam Fitzgerald.
The winning team of decorators is pictured with HAL President Bruce Sutherland. Shown are Sutherland; Pam Fitzgerald and Artie Vanderpool, Vanderpool:design; Pam Karski, Canterbury Place; and Rose Morinello, RTM Design and Interiors. Not present: Sophia Smith.
Winners of the event raffle were Eva Mroczka of Lancaster; Kathy Wessell, Darien Center; Kathleen Tomasino, North Tonawanda; and Bonnie LaMacchia, Niagara Falls. Prizes were donated by Limelight WNY, the Historical Association of Lewiston and Le Creuset.
The Tour of Homes had its most successful event to date. Revenue generated from the tour makes up more than 40 percent of HALS's annual budget.