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Americana on parade in Evins bay window

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 3, 2003

This Fourth of July, one Frankfort resident eagerly invites passers-by to look through the windows of her home.

Mrs. Garnett Evins of Cross Hill Drive celebrates each holiday with elaborate theme displays in her living room’s bay window. Evins said she began decorating with her husband John over 20 years ago. She continues the tradition today for her grandchildren and neighbors.

“I used to say I did it for my children, now I say I do it for the grandchildren, but really it’s for the honor too,” Evins said. “It gives me something to look forward to.”

Today Evins’ window displays red, white and blue lights, patriotic banners and Uncle Sam nutcracker dolls. Other decorations include blue and red lighthouses, rockets and glittery hats next to the United States and Kentucky state flags.

Evins’ neighbor, Alan Boone, helps display each holiday theme. Boone said it takes him nearly one week to arrange each scene.

“The lights around the window are eye-catching. People spot it at the stop sign and come up the hill to see (the display),” Boone said.

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