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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Why not a decorated Plainfield homes contest?


Outrageous... or Traditional...?

A lot of Plainfield homes get gussied up for the holidays with everything from strings of lights to action figures on the front lawns.

A brief item in the Ledger the other day caught my eye. In Clark, they conduct an annual Holiday decorations contest (see the story here).

Homeowners may be nominated by themselves or others. The list is put online, and residents may vote by email or by putting a paper ballot in a box at the Town Hall.

A local merchant donates $50 gift certificates, which are awarded to winners in three categories: Most Outrageous, Most Traditional, and All-Round Favorite. Plus, winners get a lawn sign for bragging rights.

Seeing a lot of homes around town nicely decorated, it seems to me this could be a fun and positive Holiday activity for the Queen City.

What do you think?



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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dan, The beautification committee had this when McWilliams was mayor. They gave out Christmas lights to home owners and other gifts to home owners who made the effort to decorate. I remember The area around the hospital and the netherwood section doing the most decorating. It was a beautiful site. Maybe during the next house tour people who are not on the tour will decorate the outside of their homes to really show that Plainfield is still the Queen City!

Anonymous said...

LOVE IT!!!!!!