Sunday, December 30, 2012
Georgia family receives thousands of votes to win Patch's Deck the House contest and $100,000 for their local school district.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
In this year's Deck the House contest, the second time was the charm. Joseph Felix's home in Dallas, GA outshined the other 24 finalists to win the 2012 Deck the House contest and $100,000 for the Paulding County, GA school district. After placing second in the nationwide voting in the 2011 contest, the Felix home received nearly 11,000 votes this year to finally win Deck the House. The home, with 100,000 computer animated holiday lights choreographed to Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas is You," received about 300 more votes than a home in Coventry, R.I., which finished in second place. There were two national finalists from Wisconsin in the contest: Judging by the 80 comments on the Felixes' Deck the House submission, visiting …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
This Caledonia house is one of the 24 finalists in Patch’s Deck the House contest. Vote now to help this entry win $100,000 for Racine Unified schools.
Could this be the best “decked” house in the country? Possibly. Congrats to Mike and Debbie Pikula, whose Jamestown lights display has been chosen as one of the 24 finalists in our Deck the House contest. We had tons of national entries in this year’s Deck the House contest and in our quest to find the most over-the-top holiday decorations in the country, we’ve seen everything from a life-size Santa to holiday lights so bright they could blind the neighbors. We loved seeing everyone’s holiday spirit, but Deck the House isn’t over yet. We’re still looking for the one home so spectacularly decorated that it could be the national grand prize winner of our contest—and it could be a home from right here in Caledonia. Until Dec. 27, vote in our …
Monday, December 17, 2012
You voted and this house was the top local vote-getter in our Deck the House contest.
Update: The Pikulas have been selected as a national winner. Congratulations! But they need your votes to win the $100,000 for Racine Unified. Who has the best “decked” house in Caledonia? According to users who voted in our annual Deck the House contest, the Pikulas' Jamestown subdivision home—decked each year by Mike and Debbie with a programmed, musical light display featuring a talking Christmas tree named Douglas Fir—has the best holiday lights here. We had tons of national entries in this year’s Deck the House contest and in our quest to find the most over-the-top holiday decorations in the country, we’ve seen everything from a life-size Santa to holiday lights so bright they could blind the neighbors. We loved showcasing everyone’…
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Learn more about Caledonia's Deck the House frontrunner Mike Pikula's fabulous display in the Jamestown subdvision, and check out the other entries. Don't forget to cast your vote; the contest ends Sunday.
Three Caledonia houses have been entered in Patch’s Deck the House competition. Featuring music, lights, talking trees and jingling bells, the entries are stunning. There’s still time to see the decorations in person or online and vote for your favorite. You can vote once a day per entry. The house with the highest number of votes from Caledonia will move on to the judging round—and potentially become a regional winner. Voting ends Sunday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. Regional winners of the contest will receive $500 to help offset their utility bills and $100,000 will be donated to the national winner’s public school district. For Mike Pikula, over-the-top decorating for Christmas is a long-time hobby. He moved to Caledonia in 2009 and told the …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Three Caledonia residents have uploaded pictures of their Christmas lights for Patch's Deck the House contest. We'd love to see more—especially since there's $100,000 on the line for the Racine Unified School District.
A little friendly competition never hurts, especially when there’s $100,000 on the line! So if you think your holiday decorations are the best in town, upload a picture of your house and enter our Deck the House Contest. And don’t worry about all those lights racking up the utility bill because if you’re voted a finalist Patch will give you up to $500 to cover the expense. Mike Pikula uploaded the above picture to our contest—and if you look closely you can see there's a direction to tune your radio to 99.7 FM, presumably for some auditory Christmas spirit to go along with the lights. He also has posted video of the Jamestown subdivision light show on Facebook. We know some of you out there may have decorations up that aren’t as …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
We're holding a contest for the best dressed homes in Caledonia and the winner will receive some cold hard cash for themselves and $100,000 for Racine Unified Schools. So, vote early and vote often.
A little friendly competition never hurts, especially when there’s $100,000 on the line! So if you think your holiday decorations are the best in town, upload a picture of your house and enter our Deck the House Contest. And don’t worry about all those lights racking up the utility bill because if you’re voted a finalist Patch will give you up to $500 to cover the expense. We know some of you out there may have decorations up that aren’t as extravagant as these. That’s OK! We’d still love to have a photo of your house in the gallery so we can show how Caledonia has awesome holiday spirit. Have fun and happy holidays!
Friday, December 23, 2011
Patch contest gives readers a chance to show off holiday spirit.
Does your house outshine the others in your neighborhood when it comes to holiday decorations? If the answer is yes, starting Dec. 8, enter Patch's Deck the House Contest for a chance to win $100,000 for your local public school system, $500 toward your electric bill, and, of course, bragging rights in your neighborhood. The contest will run until Dec. 26 and users will vote for the best-decked house in town. From there, Patch judges will select 24 finalists nationwide, who will get their December electric bill paid by Patch (up to $500). The grand prize winner will recieve a $100,000 donation to their local school system. We'll give you an update with more details next week, but for now, get decorating. And don't forget to take photos!
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Get out the lights and holly. Your decorating could net $100,000 to our schools.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to win a $100,000 gift to the Racine Unified Public Schools. Patch.com is launching a nationwide contest to find the best dressed home in
Here’s how the contest works. Beginning on Dec. 8 and continuing through Dec. 26, you can nominate your home by uploading a photo to the contest entry form on the site. During that same time period you and your neighbors will also be able to vote for your favorite festive home. The winning entry will be forwarded to a national Patch judge that will select 24 finalists. Each finalist will receive $500 that they can apply to their December electric bill. From Dec. 30 through Jan. 8 you will be able to vote for the Best Decked House in all of Patch. The grand prize winner’s school district will receive a $100,000 check from Patch. So, get out your lights and ladders (and your competitive spirit)! Whether your style is sophisticated or silly, …