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Time to Enroll - Hopatcong Christmas Decorating Contest ($3,000 in Cash Prizes)

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Now is the time to complete your easy enrollment form for the 1st annual Hopatcong Christmas Decorating Contest and get onboard for a great community building event!

Snoopy ChristmasNo lighting job is too big or too small, as it’s all about enjoying the holiday season while spreading cheer to our friends and neighbors in Hopatcong.

The first annual Hopatcong Christmas Decorating Contest is sponsored by Rich and Eunice Chiarella, Jim Moore and Pat Perretti, and Mandy Land, as a way to give back to the Hopatcong community. The contest has a total of $3,000 in cash prizes divided into the following prize categories.

Prize Categories:

Prizes will be awarded for Best Overall Displays and by the best within a Theme.

Overall Best Displays:

  • 1st Place: $500.00
  • 2nd Place: $300.00
  • 3rd Place: $200.00

Theme Displays:

  • Most Original: $300.00
  • Most Lights: $300.00
  • Best Yard Display: $300.00
  • Clark Griswold: $300.00
  • Most Elegant: $300.00
  • Decorated by the Kids: $300.00

Note: Residents can only win one of the above prizes

How to Participate:

  1. Pick-up your Entry Form
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  2. Drop off the completed form to Accurate Pest Control at 143 Landing Rd Suite A, Landing, NJ
  3. Decorate your home

Ensure your house is fully on display in December for the final judging



Santa Thumbs Up In1The judges picked will have no interest in any home or family entered in the contest. Judges will have nothing to do with the prize monies or donations to the contest. Judge’s homes will not be entered in the contest.

Homes will be judged based on curbside appeal only. Judges will not enter the property. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for overall best displays. Prizes will also be awarded for most original, most lights, best yard display, Clark Griswold, most elegant and kids decorating.

Judging will take place the evenings of December 15,16,17,18 & 19.

Winners will be announced on the Hopatcong Community Facebook page on December 20th, 2019

Importance for Hopatcong Residents:

Candice Smith Author Book

To try and gain an understanding of the importance of this contest for the residents of Hopatcong, we checked in with Candice Smith, local holiday expert.

“I think it’s important for the residents of Hopatcong in this season of joy to have this light decorating contest, because it promotes a feeling of community and puts everyone in a positive mood as they go about their business.” Stated Hopatcong resident Candice Smith, Author of Christmas Candi: A Guide to Year-round Holiday Bliss and The Man Behind the Beard.

Hopatcong Lake Regional News will be assisting in the contest by creating a driving map of the homes entered into the Home Decorating Contest. And will provide online photos of the entries for everyone to enjoy.

If you have any questions, you can contact Accurate Pest Control at 973-398-8798

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