Getting creative with home improvement


POINT PLEASANT — The City of Point Pleasant recently organized a unique contest to encourage homeowners to beautify local neighborhoods – and it worked.

Winners of the city’s first Home Improvement Contest were Kelsi Boyd and Nic Dalton who worked for the past few months on a home located at 2221 Jackson Avenue.

The couple won $600 in cash and gift cards thanks to the City of Point Pleasant, as well as donations from Paint Plus Hardware, Hogg & Zuspan and Thomas Do-It Center.

“This was simply a way to show that our current city council is not trying to simply raze every eyesore structure,” Councilman Gabe Roush said. “We really do want to encourage and inspire our residents to renovate and spruce up.”

Roush added there were a total of six entries and “it was honestly a close vote for the winner.”

Roush, city council members and city officials, thanked the other contestants who entered the contest and worked to improve their properties.

The contest was open only to residents within Point Pleasant city limits. A panel of three out-of-town judges were to determine the winner at the end of the established time frame. Residents were to take six “before” photos of a property and submit them by July 1, and then they were to submit six “after” photos of the same property by Aug. 25.

“This is a testament to what can be accomplished when you invest in your hometown. By investing only $300, the city has, in turn, helped six properties turn around,” Roush said. “Of course, we couldn’t have had an attractive prize if it weren’t for the support of our local hardware stores. We ask that the folks of Point Pleasant remember these local businesses. They have clearly invested in our community once again, so we need to remember to shop local.”

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Kelsi Boyd and Nic Dalton were the winners of Point Pleasant’s first Home Improvement Contest. The couple worked on this home located at 2221 Jackson Avenue. Pictured are before and after photos of the property.
http://www.mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2017/09/web1_9.2-PPR-House-1.jpgKelsi Boyd and Nic Dalton were the winners of Point Pleasant’s first Home Improvement Contest. The couple worked on this home located at 2221 Jackson Avenue. Pictured are before and after photos of the property. Courtesy

Kelsi Boyd and Nic Dalton were the winners of Point Pleasant’s first Home Improvement Contest. The couple worked on this home located at 2221 Jackson Avenue. Pictured are before and after photos of the property.
http://www.mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2017/09/web1_9.2-PPR-House-2.jpgKelsi Boyd and Nic Dalton were the winners of Point Pleasant’s first Home Improvement Contest. The couple worked on this home located at 2221 Jackson Avenue. Pictured are before and after photos of the property. Courtesy

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