Nearly 250 “We Like Ike” signs were sold and Abilene showed veterans, visitors and residents their patriotic support in the Abilene Convention & Visitors Bureau’s D-Day Commemoration contest last week.

Sponsored by Holm Automotive Center, businesses and residences were encouraged to purchase a “We Like Ike” sign to place in their yard or windows and decorate with a patriotic display.

There were two categories for participation: 1) Buckeye Avenue and the historic downtown district and 2.) everywhere else within Abilene city limits.

Mary Jean Eisenhower, the granddaughter of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, served as the contest judge.

“Thank you to everyone for participating,” said Eisenhower. “With so many beautiful displays of patriotism, it was difficult to pick the winners.”

Category 1 winners

• First place: 209 W 1st, Joe Snuffy’s ($500)

• Second place: 217 W 1st Street, REABILENE, LLC / Sarah Wilson ($250)

• Third place: 302 N Broadway, Amanda’s Bakery & Bistro ($100)

Category 2 winners

• First place: 904 Cedar, Denis & Janice Spillane ($250)

• Second place: 203 NW 15th, The Abilene Group — Waddell & Reed ($100)

• Third place: 820 NW Third, Abilene’s Victorian Inn ($50)

Special mention

• Astra Bank, 207 Eagle Drive

• BilDee, Inc., 2434 Kansas Highway 15

Contact Tim Horan at editor@abilene-rc.com.

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