For Immediate Release: Oct. 19, 2011
Contact: Kim Becker
City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department
City of Henderson 2011 Holiday Decorating Contest Accepting Entries
HENDERSON, Nev.— Entries into the City of Henderson’s 2011 Holiday Decorating Contest will be accepted through Thursday, Nov. 17. The program is limited to the first 50 entries received. Entry forms are available online at cityofheneerson.com (type “decorate” in the search box) or by calling 267-4014. The annual program is sponsored by the Henderson Commemorative Beautification Commission (HCBC) and participation is free.
The outdoor contest is open to residential single family homes within Henderson city limits. There are several categories to choose from: entries with 500-1,000 lights; children’s theme; non-traditional displays; Griswald, which includes homes decorated in the over-the-top way reminiscent of the movie “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation;” most innovative, which includes displays using new technologies, styles or methods that are original; and street/neighborhood, which is for a group of at least three neighboring homes.
Preliminary judging by members of the HCBC will be on Nov. 28 and Nov. 29, with final judging taking place on Monday, Dec. 5. Awards for the winners will be presented at the City’s annual Winterfest event on Friday, Dec. 9 at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 Water St.
After the competition has ended, the Parks and Recreation Department will post a map at cityofhenderson.com/parks depicting all entries so families can drive the route at their leisure and enjoy the displays.
For additional information, call 267-4014 or visit cityofhenderson.com/parks.
The nationally accredited City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department provides premium services through diverse and innovative parks, recreation and natural resource opportunities. It serves the community with seven recreation centers (including a facility for adults 50+), 11 pools, 52 parks, five skate parks, two sports complexes, more than 60 linear miles of trails, Acacia Demonstration Gardens, the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, and thousands of programs for people of all ages and abilities.