Patch's $100K 'Deck the House' Contest

Did you decorate your house for the holidays this year? Enter our contest, and you could win $100,000 for your local school district and $500 to pay your electric bill!

We've launched 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 your town jokes that your holiday decorations could rival Rockefeller Center's.

If this sounds like your house, upload a photo or a video of your decorated home to our contest page (http://deckthehouse.patch.com/contest/baldwin-whitehall) from Nov. 26 to Dec. 16.

Only residents of Patch towns are eligible to enter—in this case, Baldwin Borough, Whitehall Borough or Baldwin Township.

Patch officials will select 24 regional finalists, and from them, pick one grand prize winner. Patch will pay up to $500 of the electric bill for each finalist, while our national winner will have an additional $100,000 donated to his or her local school district.

The contest has started, so now's the time to get your holiday decorations out of the attic and "deck" your house.

After all, 'tis the season ... 


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Robert Edward Healy, III November 30, 2012 at 04:57 PM
Please spread the word! This is a lot of money that could come to our public school district.
Sandra December 03, 2012 at 01:56 PM
Does "Steel City Christmas" still do their display?
Robert Edward Healy, III December 03, 2012 at 02:43 PM
I hope so! Where's that at?
Margaret French December 03, 2012 at 04:19 PM
1736 Beryl Drive 15227 But I don't know if they are still doing them.
Robert Edward Healy, III December 03, 2012 at 09:27 PM
That's great. I'll have to check it out.
Robert Edward Healy, III December 03, 2012 at 09:29 PM
What are the best spots around town?? Let's get these folks to enter the contest so that we can win that money!
Sandra December 06, 2012 at 02:23 PM
http://www.steelcitychristmas.com/ I don't think anyone can compete with this. lol
Sandra December 06, 2012 at 02:24 PM
Check out the "stats" on their website.
Robert Edward Healy, III December 06, 2012 at 03:32 PM
This is outstanding! We have to get these folks to enter the contest. Does anyone know if they've put their lights up yet?
Sandra December 07, 2012 at 01:32 PM
I'm not sure. I'll try to drive by sometime soon.
Margaret French December 07, 2012 at 11:46 PM
I had to go somewhat near that area and drove by tonight. Only a few lights were lit. I saw deflated items in the front yard. I did recognize the manger scene (not lit) I don't know if they aren't done yet or not doing it all or if it was because of all this rain that the lights were not on. I will have to drive by another night.
Robert Edward Healy, III December 08, 2012 at 01:05 AM
Thanks for checking, Margaret. I need to get over there, too.
cc December 08, 2012 at 12:41 PM
Sandra we go visit there every year and they are the best in the area. They have also been on TV a few times on TLC and HGTV
SMH December 10, 2012 at 10:34 AM
According to a post from October on their Facebook page, it seems like he had back surgery a couple of months ago. I think that is why there is a smaller display. :-(. Hope he feels better soon!
Robert Edward Healy, III December 10, 2012 at 04:52 PM
Oh, that's terrible. I hope so, too.
Margaret French December 11, 2012 at 01:22 PM
I wondered what was wrong. That is a shame. I hope he is better soon.
cc December 11, 2012 at 01:48 PM
Bob had 2 back operations and is going to have another one soon. I wish someone could take over decorating for them this year as they have raised so much money for a worthy cause.


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