A holiday decorating contest to benefit Caring For Kids, an organization dedicated to helping kids of Bristol and South Bristol, will be held by Bristol Parks & Recreation. The first annual contest, “Deck the Homes,” invites Bristol residents to decorate the exterior of their homes with lights, wreaths, scenery, and other decorative ornaments.
Who is eligible:
The home must be located in Bristol (Bristol Mills, Round Pond, Chamberlain, Pemaquid, New Harbor).
How to enter:
Submit a registration form (for oneself or to nominate someone else) to Bristol Parks & Recreation. These are available at Ellingwood Information Center, the town office, various local stores, or from the town website, bristolmaine.org.
The entry fee is $10 (or more, if one prefers). All proceeds will go to Caring for Kids.
Criteria for judging are as follows:
Originality — unique design and creative use of lights and decorations
Arrangement — display and placement of decorations
Theme — story line or scene
Overall — overall presentation
Judging will begin at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 18 and will continue for 2-3 hours.
First place: a gift basket worth $200
Second place: a gift basket worth $150
Third place: a gift basket worth $100
Winners will be contacted and arrangements will be made for prizes to be picked up at Ellingwood Information Center at 1180 Bristol Road, Bristol. For more information, contact Lara Sargent at email@example.com or 350-7022.