The Barnesville-Lamar Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Deck the Halls Christmas Decorating Contest, with $500 in prizes provided by Liberty Hill Ranch. The deadline to enter is Dec. 21 at 5 p.m. and the first place winner will get $250, with $150 for second place and $100 for third place.
“I think this is a wonderful contest. It encourages people to decorate their homes for Christmas and really get into the spirit,” said Jessica Farr, interim chamber president.
Entry forms can be picked up and returned to the Chamber of Commerce office and applicants need to provide their name, address and contact information as well as a brief description of their decorations.
“We will have judges that go around and judge for first, second and third,” said Farr.
“We will also have a People’s Choice option where residents can participate in the Garland Getaway Tour.”
Once all the homes are judged, those who opted to be included in the walking or driving Garland Getaway Tour will be judged by members of the community who pick up and return People’s Choice forms to the Chamber.
Homes will be judged based only on yard decorations and participants on the tour can walk or drive by the houses to enjoy the decorations.
For more information, call the Chamber at 770-358-5884.