Boyce Hosts His Second Holiday Decorating Contest | Winchester Star

BOY – City residents who decorate their homes and yards for the holidays could receive cash as a reward for their creativity.

At least they will have a free meal.

The city is hosting its second annual holiday decorating competition and celebration. There is no registration fee, but midnight December 8 is the registration deadline.

Former Mayor Richard Kibler started the competition last year to help foster a sense of community within the Clarke County town of about 600 residents.

“People had a great time,” said general manager David Winsatt. “It was a great way to bring the people of the city together.”

Participating residents can decorate the exterior of their home with virtually any type of decoration, including lights, inflatables, cribs, wreaths, garlands and ribbons.

After the registration deadline, the city will prepare a list of participating households. The list will be sent to households by email. Copies will also be available at City Hall on East Main Street.

Residents will then be encouraged to drive through local streets and view the decorations.

New this year will be a community meal from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on December 18 in the Boyce Volunteer Fire Company social hall on Greenway Avenue. A ballot box will be set up so that participants can vote for their favorite decorations. Voting will be based on the creativity, originality and appearance of the designs, according to Winsatt.

First place will receive $ 100, second place will receive $ 75 and third place will receive $ 50. Each winner will also receive a souvenir.

Honorable mentions will be recognized with certificates.

The winners will be announced at the dinner.

The city will provide fried chicken, drinks, utensils and napkins for the meal. However, participants are requested to prepare and bring their favorite covered dish and / or cookies to share with others.

Anyone planning to attend is urged to confirm the attendance of Boyce City Council Secretary Whitney Maddox by December 10, so officials know how much chicken to buy. She can be reached by phone at 540-327-2492 or by email at [email protected]