The home of Rex and Carolyn Tillery was the rural division winner for the 2012 Christmas Decorating Contest. The home is at 3199 FM 2723. Their place was decorated with clear lights throughout the yard, along the drive, by the pond and around the gazebo. Santa Claus greets passers by from the gazebo while keeping an eye on his fishing pole and line dropped into the pond. For a listing of other winners, see the Dec. 20 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.