A new Christmas house decorating contest has been launched in Hope.
Plaques will be handed out to winners in six categories: Best Traditional Decor, Best Light Show, Most Creative, Festive Neighbours (must incorporate two or more neighbouring houses), Best Business Window, and Judges Favourite.
“It doesn’t need to cost money to do good things for a town. I think it improves community spirit and brings people together with a common purpose,” said organizer Crystal Sedore, who put together a similar contest for Halloween.
“I hope that lots of people participate. I think it will be a really fun thing for families to do.”
Entries must be within the areas of Hope, Silver Creek, Kawkawa Lake and Dogwood Valley. All entries will be judged on originality, creativity, and use of the Christmas theme. Special lighting, musical effects and live actors are encouraged. A panel of four volunteers will visit all entries on Dec. 15 between 6-8 p.m. for judging. Entry deadline for participants is Dec. 1 and decorations must be set up by Dec. 15. A homeowner can win in more than one category. Contest entry forms can be downloaded from https://www.facebook.com/groups/hopebulletinboard and submitted to email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, contact Sedore at 604-206-5544.