Meet your neighbor

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Phyllis Mclaughlin stands in her lawn with her granddaughter Shayna Nettles, who helped decorate for the Neighborhood Noel.

Phyllis McLaughlin is a Clinton resident who participates every year in the Neighborhood Noel in the 1000 block of North 13th Street. Find out more about her in this week’s edition of Meet Your Neighbor.

How long have you been a part of the Neighborhood Noel?

I’ve been decorating for years, probably 25 years. We just started this Noel probably about 10 years ago.

What is your favorite thing about being a part of the Neighborhood Noel?

I love for people to see this part of Christmas and decorating is a big part of Christmas.

How do you change up your decorations each year?

Each year we add something new. This year we added a plastic snowman and a door wreath to the collection.

When do you put up your decorations?

I usually put everything up right after Thanksgiving. This year I had my grandchildren help me set up everything.

What is your favorite thing to do during the holidays?

I enjoy our family gathering we have every Christmas eve. For many years a Santa Claus would come and of course he brings a gift for everyone in the house.