It’s time to haul out the ladder and tap your inner Griswold because the holiday decorating judges are coming!
But you have to remember to invite them! Judges for WOW’s 21th annual Westchase Holiday Decorating Contest will be hitting the road the weekend of Dec. 6-7! This year the best decorated subdivision, street or group of homes (our definition of “block”) will win annual bragging rights and $300 to throw a New Year’s block party. So get your neighbors organized today. (Hint: Shaming helps.)
The first, second and third place individual winners for best decorated house will also win a prize package to be determined (The individual home prizes are usually gift cards to home improvement stores so you can buy more holiday swag on discount after the holidays.)
One set of prizes will be awarded in Westchase; another set will be awarded within those neighborhoods receiving WOW Northwest.
Judging will take place the weekend of Dec. 6-7 (regardless of weather) and winners will appear in January’s WOW. Judging will take place in the evening after dusk so make sure your lights are on! To have judges look at your home, a neighbor’s home or your block (group of homes), please email the neighborhood name and house address(es) to Business Manager Leslie Blaze at firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, Dec. 5.
After judging, a list of the area’s best homes will appear on www.westchasewow.com so that all residents can take a holiday light tour.
Good luck to all!
By Chris Barrett, Publisher