Don Hodson, a former Plainfield resident, graduated from Plainfield High School and went to Wabash College. Hodson’s wife, Rita, grew up in Avon and was an Avon High School grad. The two of them settled in Avon in 1984. In 1987, they built a home that he decks out every December with festive decorations. Since he strings colorful lights that cover the entire house, it resembles the house in Chevy Chase’s holiday classic “Christmas Vacation.”. Don’s three children (Nikki, Nathan and David) and eight grandchildren (Wil, Britan, Evie, Kenzie, Ethan, Brice, Dylan and Graham) all reside in Avon as well. Don, who retired from sales June 2017, was elected as Washington Township Trustee in January 2011. He’s currently serving his second term as Washington Township Trustee and is running one more time this year.