Captain Jim Thrift
Captain Jim Thrift claims his prize for having the best decorated boat in the Chesapeake Beach 2016 Brightest Beacon on the Bay contest.

Chesapeake Beach, MD – As is the custom, the final town meeting on the year in Chesapeake Beach means handing out an array of prizes to citizens and business people who have participated in a longtime Christmas tradition. On Thursday evening, Dec. 15 town officials announced the 2016 Brightest Beacon on the Bay winners.

A panel of judges determines which businesses, boats, houses and townhomes registered by owners will earn the awards for bright decorations. Connie O’Dell, who handles special events for the town, announced the winners. The town’s departing first couple—Mayor Bruce Wahl and his wife Becky—handed out the prizes as the winners were announced.

An award went to Captain Jim Thrift for his brightly decorated vessel Thrifty it Ain’t.

The winners for best decorated businesses were: first place, the Chesapeake Beach Town Hall (the award was presented to two independent contractors who had installed the lights); second place, Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa; third place, Trader’s Seafood, Steak and Ale; and honorable mention, Beverly’s Gifts and Flowers.

O’Dell provided the addresses of the winning houses and townhomes, explaining to the town as a policy does not publish the names of the homeowners. For best decorated houses the winners were: first place, 7007 Silver Charm Lane; second place, 7488 Cavalcade Drive; and third place, 3377 Cannoncade Court.

The best decorated townhomes were: first-place 2433 Green Leaf Terrance and 8224 Silverton Court.

The best in show or “Brightest Beacon on the Bay” recipient was 3812 19th Street.
More information about the 2016 Brightest Beacon on the Bay is available on the town web site.

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