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5 Days Left to Enter Patch's “Deck the House” Contest To Win $100,000 For Public Schools

Did you decorate your house for the holidays this year? Enter our "Deck the House" contest and you could win $100,000 for your local school district and $500 to pay your electric bills!

There are just five days left to enter our second annual Deck the House Contest to find the most over-the-top holiday decorations in America—the best “decked” house in the country—the one home so spectacularly decorated that everyone in town jokes your holiday decorations could rival Rockefeller Center’s.

If this sounds like your house, upload a photo or video of your home to our contest page through Dec. 16. This is the site where you can learn how to enter the contest.

Only residents of Patch towns are eligible to enter. We’ll select 24 regional finalists, and from them, pick one grand prize winner. Patch will pay up to $500 of the utility bill for each finalist, while our national winner will have $100,000 donated to his or her local school district.

Our contest coming to a close, so now’s the time to get your holiday decorations out of the attic and “deck” your house.

After all, ‘tis the season.......

Angela M. DeVito Gahan November 23, 2012 at 05:56 PM
I used to love to fix up for Christmas. Then in 2006 I started to get sick...now I am totally disabled with C.O.P.D. and use oxygen 24/7 and only using 30% of my lungs so it makes hard to do the fixing of Christmas lights outside. I would do it all and my Dad would help me connect them to light up on timers. I miss that. I wish I could do it but now that my mom is in Rehab for breaking her hip she would help so much and my parents are well into there 80's but this year looks like if we get anything out it would be I don't know. I have my son helping me do the inside and yeah I have him a lot during Christmas but he is a Boy Scout and well he has to work the Tree Lot for that money they make will enable his Troop to go out of the district next summer so then the parents don't have to pay for it. So he is here but not. So there is no way to do it by my self so I will get out what I can. I hope everyone that puts out lights you have fun in doing it because when it becomes a job you might not as well put them out. Have fun doing it. Have a great Christmas Season.
Diana Davis November 23, 2012 at 07:33 PM
There are things that I can no longer to also; but I rejoice that I could do them for many years and now, I go for a dirve and enjoy what others have put up. I try to take a trip to Winter Wonderland and go even if the grandchildren cannot join me. I maintain an atttude of gratitude that I am still able to do the things that I can do.

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