Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Help us bring $100,000 to a St. Louis area school district by voting in our holiday lights contest.
Patch is holding a national contest to find the best "decked" house, and a St. Louis area home has made the finals. The Dolans, a family in Affton-Shrewsbury Patch, are in the Top 25 of the Deck the House contest, fighting for votes to win the $100,000 grand prize for the Affton School District! VOTE HERE! To win, they'll need your vote! Here are the top five reasons why you should vote right now and every day for the Dolan's dazzling holiday light display: 5. The Dolans won 5th place in the Deck the House contest last year. Being so close to victory has only pushed this family to work harder! 4. The Dolans use so much electricity to power their holiday lights that they added a second electrical service to the house. Otherwise, they couldn…
Friday, December 21, 2012
This Affton house is the only St. Louis area finalist in Patch’s national Deck the House contest! Vote now to help them win $100,000 for schools.
Could this be the best “decked” house in the country? Possibly. Congrats to Patrick and Denise Dolan for being chosen as one of the 24 finalists in our Deck the House contest! The Dolan’s Christmas decorations are so elaborate that Patrick Dolan finally bought a second electric service so they could run the washing machine and microwave at the same time as the nativity scene and the singing Santa. Patrick added 5,000 lights this year, drawing a total of more than 100 amps of power. Denise posts on Facebook constantly and has reached out to all her social networks, asking friends to vote for what Affton has come to call “the house with all the lights.” For more: We had tons of national entries in this year’s Deck the House contest and in …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Did you decorate your house for the holidays this year? Enter our "Deck the House" contest and you could win $100,000 for your local school district and $500 to pay your electric bills!
Patch is launching its annual Deck the House Contest to find the most over-the-top holiday decorations in America—the best “decked” house in the country—the one home so spectacularly decorated that everyone in town jokes your holiday decorations could rival Rockefeller Center’s. If this sounds like your house, upload a photo or video of your home to our contest page from Nov. 26 to Dec. 16 (Check back here next Monday for a direct link to our contest page so you can enter). Only residents of Patch towns are eligible to enter. We’ll select 24 regional finalists, and from them, pick one grand prize winner. Patch will pay up to $500 of the utility bill for each finalist, while our national winner will have $100,000 donated to his or her local…
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Residents of Clayton and Richmond Heights had the opportunity to decorate their houses as part of a contest that will award $100,000 to public schools.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
- Nate Birt
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Voting begins Friday as part of a contest to award one Patch reader's public school district with $100,000. The nationwide contest aims to find the best dressed home in its Patch communities. Here’s how the contest works. Beginning on Dec. 8 and continuing through Monday, readers had the opportunity to nominate their home by uploading a photo to the contest entry form on the site. During that same time period, you and your neighbors had the opportunity to vote for your favorite festive home. Winning entries will be forwarded to a national Patch judge who will select 24 finalists. Each finalist will receive $500 that they can apply to their December electric bill. (Live in Clayton or Richmond Heights? Submit your Deck the House photo.) …