Holiday Decorating Contest – Enter, Judge, Win!
Decking your halls in winsome fashion can net some cash, and who doesn’t need that this time of year? The chamber is putting on a holiday decorating contest for all residents and businesses in Rio Dell and Scotia. The Rio Dell, Scotia, Shively, and Redcrest Volunteer Fire Departments are putting forth $1,500 to be given as cash prizes, and the competition is a peoples’ choice so – you get to vote for the winners!
Here’s how it works – sign up by Dec. 4 if you would like your Rio Dell or Scotia home, apartment or duplex, or business to be judged. You can sign up any of several ways –
• old-school, on paper, at the chamber of commerce office (406 Wildwood Avenue);
• text your address and contact info (so we can tell you if you win) to 707.599.4658;
• sign up on the chamber Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/RDSCvisitorscenter)
• sign up on the website (riodellscotiachamber.org) using the “Contact Us” form; put “decorating contest” in the subject line and the address of the property to be judged and whether it is a home, apartment, or business, and submit
• email that information to (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Whichever method you choose to get included, provide your name and phone number (which will NOT be publicized and are only for contacting winners) and your street address and city (which will be publicized so others know they can vote for you) and whether that is a home, apartment or business.
By Dec. 8, lists of homes, businesses and apartments or duplexes that are competing for prizes will be posted on sheets that can be picked up at the chamber, and online at riodellscotiachamber.org where you can print it out and take it to see the entrants. Check out the entrants’ displays and vote your favorite in each of the three categories by Dec. 20, turning in your paper ballot to the chamber (through the slot in the side door on Columbus if the building is not open) or recording your vote online by that deadline using the “Contact Us” form and putting your choice for winner in each category in the message portion.
Votes will be tabulated, and winners notified, soon after. First-place winners in each category (home, apartment or duplex, or business) will receive $250; second place in each category will receive $150 and each third-place winner will get $100.
So get creative, have some fun, challenge your neighbors and friends!