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 …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Share your pictures of your Christmas decorations to be entered to win $100,000 for the School District of Waukesha.
Monday, December 10, 2012
Waukesha becomes Whoville as nearly a dozen homes were hit by a Christmas decoration vandal (or vandals).
Editor's Note: This article was updated at 2:20 p.m. Monday with information about the police department's investigation and suspects. A Grinch has been stealing the Christmas spirit in Waukesha. Whether it’s one Grinch or multiple Grinches, a holiday Scrooge has been damaging decorations throughout the city. Nearly a dozen homes were hit over the weekend, according to the Waukesha Police Department, with vandals damaging lights and slashing inflatable decorations. Waukesha Police Lt. Tom Wagner said authorities have identified two suspects and an active investigation is ongoing. One Waukesha Patch reader says she was a vandalism victim. “They got two inflatables at our house last night,” wrote Erica Russo Kasseckert on Waukesha Patch’s …
Monday, November 26, 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!
We’re launching our 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 now to Dec. 16. Only residents of Patch towns, including Waukesha, 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 school district. Our contest is right around the corner, so now’s the …