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KISMET CREATIVITY GOES FROM CUTE TO COSMIC


KISMET CREATIVITY GOES FROM CUTE TO COSMIC

As COVID propels observation of our nation's birthday to a new level of consciousness

Kismet now rethinking as their annual parade

which previously focused on families

morphed into a July 4 celebration

Now using their homes as canvasses rather than their kids

Their ingenuity rose to the occasion

as presentations exhibited creativity of a higher level 

I personally was never more proud of our town

as it addressed issues ripped from the nation's front page

Kudos to Kismet Creativity

Jeannie 

Michael hoisted the flag as dad Larry looked on

Soirse Ryan sang the national anthem from upstairs at sam's office
her voice never sounded better

All happening near Joyce Cole's Memorial bench

the awards were waiting

as sam drove the judges:
Joanne Padovano
Patty Lyon
Tony Manzo
Phylis Schiller
Chris Castro
through town on a house crawl


THE WINNERS

Most Patriotic:
two winners
Helen Quinzer family Home of the Brave

there was even marching music as the judges appeared
and Bulkhead's God Bless America

great by day

Dazzling by night



Most Creative
Frank Danniele award went to Sitone family for
Uncle Sam Wear a Mask

Most Topical went to Leone family for Hometown Heroes

local businesses were individually thanked and there was a mask tree with "fruit" for picking

Most Historical went to Lambie's Liberty

Best in Parade Winners: Team Arthur

Team Arthur: David & Kate Arthur, Jack & Rockwell Arthur, Donovan & Brett Arthur, Gini Arthur, accompanied in decorating by friends, Nico Pacioni, Foy Marie Johnson & Lucy Cowan

The Arnold family, who won this year's contest, used the garbage dump in front of their home as a set piece, with signs calling out "fascism" as "trash in the trash" alongside a slew of flags and a sign reminding us of the core principles that define our country--"united we stand." They caught the judges' eyes with their creative approach and their spirited matching t-shirts.

In addition to daytime viewing over two days there was a nighttime display which was quite dazzling


This year's contest provided an opportunity for neighbors to continue spreading cheer and showing their spirit during this strange summer, adding light that was only upstaged by the holiday's fabulous full moon.

KISMET CREATIVITY GOES FROM CUTE TO COSMIC
for JULY 4 CELEBRATION

The following is a compilation with assist of
Glyn Emmerson

Meryl Branch-McTiernan

With the coronavirus still on the loose, Kismet folk found a way to celebrate Independence Day safely. Instead of the usual crowded gatherings, people showed camaraderie by decorating their homes to celebrate America's birthday. And some took the opportunity to make a statement about these unprecedented and sometimes divisive times.

As some in the media have decried Fire Island for partying and gathering during this holiday weekend, many in Kismet proudly demonstrated their commitment to protecting their neighbors by reminding them to wear a mask. The Leones even had a mask tree, and welcomed passersby to take a mask if they needed one, with signs thanking local businesses and our essential workers (which includes our local bartenders and businesses.) They were awarded the prize for Most Topical:






Bernie Sanders may be out of this year's presidential contest, but the Outback house had a sign stumping for his doppelganger and distant cousin, Curb Your Enthusiasm star, Larry David, (aka Tom Licari) who could make America "pretty pretty pretty good again." Or, more likely, he'd incite an accidental war over toilet paper




As usual, Dr. Caroline Stern had some memorable decorations



Beach & Vine



plates by day



The plates at night



Lazy Bones nice by day



Gorgeous by night



Protect the USA
thanks Rudy & Patty



Runway Quenzer




Night time



interesting juxtaposition
 


This year's contest provided an opportunity for neighbors to continue spreading cheer and showing their spirit during this strange summer, adding light that was only upstaged by the holiday's fabulous full moon.