Fauquier Habitat for Humanity held its inaugural holiday house decorating contest on Monday for residents living on Haiti Street. The competition was judged by local resident Christine Lewis, Warrenton Police Chief Mike Kochis and Public Information Officer Rachel Shockey.

"This isn't something you would necessarily see in the past," Melanie Burch, interim president & CEO of Fauquier Habitat, said. "The community's cohesiveness is evident this year after coming together to rid the street of drug and gang-related issues. "

The first-place winner, Shelly Hall of 129 Haiti St., won a $75 Visa Gift Card. The two runner-ups, Carolina Gomez, 110 Haiti St., and Monique Martin/Cameron Pickel, 146 Haiti St., both won $50 Visa Gift Cards. Honorable mention went to Deloris Yates, 135 Haiti St., who received a $50 Habitat Restore Gift Card.

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