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Enter Patch's “Deck the House” Contest For a Chance to Win $100,000

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!

We’re launching our 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 from Nov. 26 to Dec. 16. Check back with Patch on Monday

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 is right around the corner, so now’s the time to get your holiday decorations out of the attic and “deck” your house.

After all, ‘tis the season...

Roy Martin November 23, 2012 at 06:19 PM
Come on, Patch..Stick to the news and not nonsense contests that on one wins anyway!!!!
MzPaula November 23, 2012 at 06:35 PM
James there is a house on Cooke La. that we call the Norristown Griswold's I don't know the people but they go all out with their lights. It brings us pleasure every year!
MzPaula November 23, 2012 at 06:38 PM
BTW many of us like the way you include pleasant items and just not the news. Enjoy reading about the positive things that are happening in the community. Keep up the good work!
James Myers (Editor) November 23, 2012 at 06:55 PM
Don't worry, MzPaula. I'm going to keep covering everything – the serious news and the lighter stuff. And Roy, I promise that people do win.
James L. Holland Jr. November 24, 2012 at 12:26 AM
Thank you so much MZ Paula for loving my Christmas lights at my House I have over 8,000 lights and I make all my Decorations I ben Doing it for 50 years now. I do all the Holiday We are the Hollands
MzPaula November 24, 2012 at 07:25 PM
So nice to finally know your name! We first noticed your lights when we were coming from Genuardi's. It was when my son and nephews were little kids and they are in their forties. We are taking our grandchildren now. It is one of the highlights of the Christmas season. Thanks you so much for the joy you have brought us. We appreciate it. GOD Bless you and your family.Happy Holidays.
Kimberly Lane November 25, 2012 at 01:36 AM
Thanks James , This is just what we need. Everyone loves the lights and those who put in the time are worthy of a picture and just maybe $500. 1000 block of Buttonwood, half the block goes all out every year, very well done. I love to drive by on my way home. Thanks Buttonwood:) Lighten up Roy....... its Christmas ,

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