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By STEVEN NALLEY
For one night of the year, the streets of Timbercove take on such nicknames as â€śReindeer Village,â€ť and candlelit bags line the streets, accompanying other Christmas decorations.
Residents attracted visitors Sunday night with the Timbercove Luminary, a neighborhood tradition dating back about 15-20 years.
Joe Baker, chairman of the luminary, said the event predates a parallel Christmas decoration competition he began in conjunction with a neighbor no longer living in Starkville. On Sunday, Baker led judges from outside the neighborhood through Timbercove, looking for homes worthy of first, second and third prizes.
â€śWe want to draw attention to the neighborhood,â€ť Baker said. â€śIt makes it more attractive for people who may be wanting to move into the neighborhood.
Demi Dunne, a resident of Dunbrook Drive in Timbercove, said not everyone participates in the luminary each year, but she and her family love it.
â€śThereâ€™s a sense of belonging to the neighborhood that comes with it, and itâ€™s a good way to get the kids in the spirit of decorating for Christmas,â€ť Dunne said.