Category Archives: Yard of the Month

Blue Stem Ridge December Yard of the Month!

It was a quiet foggy evening  in Blue Stem, when I headed to city hall to pick up the guest judges.  During the drive back to our neighborhood, the guest judges asked me how many homes had been decorated? I wondered if they were thinking that the judging was going to be a short, quick and an easy job with only a hand full of homes to look at. They did not think in the beginning it would take them a little over an hour to  select the 4 winning homes.

City Manager Eddy and Asst. City Manager Drake were quite surprised when we turned into Blue Stem. So many had decorated their homes for Christmas!  It was evident as we began driving through the neighborhood, the number of individual households that had put a lot of thought behind their decorations and had also spent quite a bit of time putting the decorations up.  It took these gentlemen a little over one hour to pick their winners.  The decision was certainly not an easy one, as there were more than 4 homes that had done a great job!

(DRUM ROLL!!!!!!!!)



A video and some photos of not only the winners, but a number of Blue Stem decorated homes, will be featured on the Blue Stem website in a couple weeks:  "Our Neighborhood" page 

I want to thank the judges for the time they took from their busy schedule to help with our very first Christmas Yard of the Month.  I
encourage you to drive around our neighborhood one evening with your families to enjoy the lights.

Merry Christmas and God Bless!

JL. Hall

Christmas Decorating Contest in Blue Stem Ridge!


This is the first year for Yard of the Month in Blue Stem Ridge, so we will "blow it out" during the month of December.  

There will be 4 winners chosen by a special panel of judges. Moore City Manager, Steve Eddy and Moore Asst City Manager Stan Drake, will choose the winners. They will be looking at themes, overall cohesiveness in the decorations and promoting the holiday spirit in Blue Stem Ridge.  (Winners will need to be current on their dues, and in good standing with the HOA. Unfortunately, if you have already won Yard of the Month in 2008 you will not be eligible.)

The prizes are as follows:
First Place: An evening at the Warren Theatre which includes dinner for 4 and a movie with balcony seating. Note there is an age restriction of 21 years of age placed on these tickets by the Warren.  ($130. value.)

Second Place: A $50 gift certificate from the Warren Theater and a $40
gift certificate from our neighborhood Alfredo’s Mexican Cafe.

Third Place: Dinner or lunch of your choice for 2 from McAlister’s
across from Kolhs. Additionally, for those days when it is too cold to
wash your cars, a $25 gift certificate from Moore’s best car wash…
all done from the comfort of your car on Telephone Road across from
Home Depot.

Fourth Place: A night out at Chili’s with a $20 gift certificate
and 1 lb of Starbucks coffee contributed by Starbucks on Western.

Note:  for the month of December, all but the Warren tickets
have been contributed to our neighborhood by local merchants. Prizes
given prior to December’s gifts were also for the most part given to
me by local merchants. Therefore, I ask and encourage you to
patronize their businesses as they have supported our neighborhood in
our Yard of the Month activities.

Sonic;  Lowes;  Marcums Nursery;  Earl’s Ribs;  McAlister’s Deli;
Chili’s;  $3 Car Wash of Moore;  Alfredo’s Mexican Cafe;  Carl’s Junior;
Starbucks on Western; 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
Judy L. Hall
Yard of the Month Chair

Blue Stem Ridge Yard of the Month (Nov.)


Did you see Blue Stem Ridge’s largest turkey?  The proud owners of this big bird and this month’s winner for Yard of the Month are Jason and Lori Blair.  The Blairs will receive 2 dinners of the their choice donated by our local McAlister’s Restaurant across from Kohls and a $20 gift certificate donated by the new Carl’s Jr across from Home Depot.  Congratulations to the Blairs!

J.L. Hall, YOM Chair

Blue Stem Ridge’s October Yard of the Month!

They looked at night, they looked during the day, and five families have cast their votes for Blue Stem Ridge’s Yard of the Month.

Each family had a number of votes that could be cast. Each child had (1) vote and each parental couple had (1) vote. Once I received all the ballots back and began going through them, it was confirmed once again that we all see the world thru different eyes.

The winner for the Best Halloween Decorations are Lowana and Dave McCurley! Congratulations!

Lowana and Dave will receive a $25. gift certificate from our local Sonic across from Walmart and a $40. gift certificate from Earl’s Ribs on Moore’s River Walk. They will also have the honor of our neighborhood’s Yard of the Month sign in their yard. Please drive by and enjoy their decorations on Blue Stem Blvd as we get ready for the neighborhood Halloween Party.

Judy L. Hall
YOTM Chair