Take one glance around Newport, and one thing is clear -- the residents love their holidays.
Pumpkins, mums and corn stalks adorn poles, steps and sidewalks across the city.
"It's a community which, you know everybody here, and you have the familiar faces," said Kellye Stokely, a lifelong resident. "It is a friendly town."
But, last year, the holiday spirit was sucked right out of the town when the city's utility poles, usually adorned with holiday lights, were bare.