Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The Felix family from Dallas, GA received thousands of votes to win Patch's Deck the House contest and $100,000 for their local school district.
Wednesday, January 2
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 school district in Georgia. 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. A Columbia home was also selected as a finalist this year. Charles Daniels' home on Durham Road East near Wilde Lake made the finals for the second year in a row, but wasn't able to pull off the votes for a win. The home, with 100,000 computer animated holiday lights choreographed to Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas is You," received about 300 …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
This Durham Road home is one of the 24 finalists in Patch’s Deck the House contest. Vote now to help this entry win $100,000 for Howard County schools.
Could Charles Daniels' Columbia home be the best “decked” house in the country? Possibly. (Although Bryan Bartlett's is pretty great, too). Daniels' home, which features almost 300,000 lights, was chosen as one of the 24 finalists in Patch's nationwide Deck the House contest. The house is located near the 5000 block of Durham Road East in Columbia. "I've been decorating for at least 13 years," said Daniels, who previously worked as an electrical engineer. "I've been retired for 13 years, so I have the time to put together a very nice Christmas display." Daniels, 73, uses elaborate homemade arches to light up his driveway, hangs massive lighted Christmas trees in varying colors, adorns his lawn with a river of lights, and decorates his …
Monday, December 17, 2012
You voted - this house was the top local vote-getter in our Deck the House contest.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Who has the best “decked” house in Ellicott City? According to users who voted in our annual Deck the House contest, this home, at 4802 Red Hill Way, with its lights sychronised to hit songs and Star Wars scenes has the best holiday lights in Ellicott City and, possibly, in the country. We had tons of national entries in this year’s Deck the House contest and in our quest to find the most over-the-top holiday decorations in the country, we’ve seen everything from a life-size Santa to holiday lights so bright they could blind the neighbors. We loved showcasing everyone’s holiday spirit, but Deck the House isn’t over yet. We’re still looking for the one home so spectacularly decorated that it could be the national grand prize winner of our…
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Enter our "Deck the House" contest and you could win $100,000 for your local school district and $500 to pay your electric bills! But hurry, contest closes soon.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Upload a picture of your festive holiday decorations for a chance have your utilities paid or even $100,000 toward local schools.
Friday, November 30, 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!
Friday, December 16, 2011
Head into the day a little more informed.
Cloud cover and temperatures are expected to increase today, with a high temperature near 50 degrees. Clouds will gradually clear overnight when temperatures drop to about 29 degrees. Still looking for a place to buy a Christmas tree? Thank your fellow Patch readers for putting together this map of Ellicott City tree stands. Did we miss one? Click "add" on the map and show us where. Holiday lights putting a strain on your electric bill? We want to help. Take a picture of your home in all its holiday glory and post it to our “Deck the House” contest page. You will automatically be entered to win $500 off your December electric bill, and 800 people will be selected based on how many votes they get. (You can vote for your house and rate your…
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Get out the lights and holly. Your decorating could net $100,000 to Howard County Schools.
Patch.com is launching a nationwide contest to find the best dressed holiday home, and the winner’s school district will receive $100,000, no strings attached. I've seen what you guys have done, Ellicott City. I think we've got this contest in the bag. This is all you have to do: beginning today and continuing through Dec. 26, you can nominate your home by uploading a photo to the contest entry form on the site. During that period, you and your neighbors will also be able to vote for your favorite festive home. The winning entry will be forwarded to a national Patch judge that will select 24 finalists. Each finalist will receive $500 that they can apply to their December electric bill. From Dec. 30 through Jan. 8 you will be able to vote …