This past Sunday afternoon several excited Hull families stopped by Weinberg’s to pick up a “Bibbidi Bobbidi Bright” map and enjoy a treat, courtesy of the bakery. Then off they went to view the 93 houses and businesses throughout town that were lit up with festive holiday lights and other decorations as part of a special event planned by Hullonian Lili Hedrick to lift the spirits of the community during a most unusual holiday season.
The map was broken up by neighborhoods – including the Village, the alphabet streets, Allerton Hill, Atlantic Avenue, Kenberma, and the Hull Estates on Avalon Drive.
Children voted for their top five choices, and 30 prizes donated by local businesses and others were awarded to the winners once the 116 votes were tallied.
“There were so many incredible houses all dressed in their finest, and there was so much fun and joy in the air as well,” Hedrick reported. “The good people of Hull’s favorite houses have been counted and sorted, and we have our top winners.” They are:
- first place, with 35 votes – The Dancing Elf at 28 P St., decorated by Hannah Lees; prize was a summer mini session with photographer Brandie Hassler
- second place, with nine votes – 58 Park Ave., dressed up by Courtney McCarthy; prize was a $50 Eat Local gift card, courtesy of The Parrot (redeemable at Trident, Bia Bistro, Trident Galley & Raw Bar, The Galley, Tinker’s Son, or The Parrot)
- third place, with seven votes – 20 Clifton Ave., designed by Jean Conway; prize was a $40 Seaside Floral gift card, courtesy of Kim Cerny
- fourth, with six votes – 17 O St., by Tina Marie, music and all; prize was a Scout & Cellar gift basket, courtesy of Rachel Gilroy
Hedrick offered a “big thank-you” to Val at Weinberg’s, Kathy at Scoops, Kat at the Good Geeks, and her oldest daughter for filling in as elves to help make the evening bright.
“They handed out maps, hot cocoa, and goodie bags and went all out for Bibbidi Bobbidi Bright,” Hedrick said. “Many of our prizes were donations from some friendly faces. We had gift cards, handmade baskets, and crafts made by some incredible local talent.
“Extra thanks to our local restaurants and businesses for their willingness to contribute gift cards. We were pretty lucky; everyone jumped right in.”
The names of the other participants were included in a raffle. The winners are:
Sandy Stilphen – $40 Weinberg’s Bakery gift card
Laurie Marie Willis – $50 Whimsy of Cohasset gift card, courtesy of owner Pam LaBreck
Laurie Somario – several pairs of handmade fingerless mittens, created by Sue Bradley
Lisa Whitman – handcrafted card set and candle by Lynn Strong
Kristy Chalifoux – two hours of tutoring sessions with Elizabeth Hamblin Naylor
Nancy Sullivan – handmade his and hers face masks and a pair of Bibbidi Bobbidi Bright wine glasses handcrafted by Loretta Conlon
Sara McMullen – $50 Glow Bar Cohasset gift card, plus extra goodies
Lexi Gardner – set of four Patriots etched-glass tumblers, courtesy of Val Romero
Elizabethe Naylor – $25 Weinberg’s gift card, courtesy of Norma Miner
Gibbons – $25 Nantasket Flatts gift card
Silvi Calabria – $20 Scoops gift card
Martha Maynard – $25 L St Pizza gift card, courtesy of the McMullen family
Meri Love – $25 Glow Bar Cohasset gift card plus extra goodies, courtesy of the Schultz family
Doug Menard – $30 Mambo’s gift card
Robin Urbati Reilly – $25 Nantasket Flatts gift card
Nicole Dunn – $25 Crave gift card
Nichole Falcetta Londergan – two sets of handmade coasters crafted by Loretta Conlon
Cheryl Grey – seasonal Yankee candle
Theresa Noenickx – two Shipwreck’d Travel mugs
Jeff Blom – Locally harvested strawberry jam from Peterson Microfarm, of Hull
Ellen Whitney – creative Basket made by Nicole Dunn with handmade mask, glass, ornament, and sign
Matt Crittenden – handcrafted holiday wreath by Loretta Conlon
Allison Walsh – handcrafted holiday wreath by Loretta Conlon
Elke O’Brien – $10 Marylou’s gift card, courtesy of Nicole Palermo
Christa Collins – handcrafted holiday design by Cortney Loftus Taylor of Creative Little Trinkets
Leah Putnam – scratch ticket wreath donated by Lili Hedrick
The event was deemed a huge success, bringing light to many families during the year’s darkest days, with no one happier than Hedrick herself and her family.