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Enter the “Welcome Home for the Holidays” decorating contest

Contest sponsored by the Garden Club of Peekskill and the Peekskill Herald

The Garden Club of Peekskill in partnership with Peekskill Herald invite all to join in their first “Welcome Home for the Holidaysdecorating contest. “Welcome Home for the Holidays” is a contest that gives you a chance to show your holiday spirit!

Have you decorated your front door and/or porch for the holiday season?  Maybe you have just decorated the balcony. Maybe you have gone Clark Griswold from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and decorated the porch, the house, the roof and even the yard! Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, or just enjoy winter decorations, this could be a great project involving your whole family. Whether you are in a house or an apartment, a condo or a townhouse, whether you live in the City of Peekskill, the Town of Cortlandt, or the tri-villages of Verplanck, Buchanan or Montrose, everyone is invited to help the Garden Club of Peekskill spread festive cheer across our entire community. 

The “Welcome Home for the Holidays” contest includes two categories: an Adult category and a Youth/ Children under age 18 category (parental assistance allowed). Winners in each category will be awarded gift certificates for the Garden Club of Peekskill’s Annual Mother’s Day Plant sale on Saturday May 11, 2024. Photos of all entries will be posted on the Peekskill Herald website and the Garden Club of Peekskill Facebook page.

To enter, email a photo of your Adult or Youth/ Kids under 18 entry to [email protected]. Please include your name and the address of the location in your photo as well as your age, if under 18. All entries must be received by Wednesday, December 20. Winners will be announced on Saturday, December 23. 

This contest is sponsored by the Garden Club of Peekskill in partnership with the Peekskill Herald, our community’s online local news source.

Please remember December is Peekskill Herald’s  big annual fundraising campaign – where every dollar we raise is matched, dollar for dollar, by major national funders through our partnership with NewsMatch. Every dollar counts and helps keep this 501c3 organization thriving. 

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About the Contributor
As a Peekskill native, Dave is thrilled to be working with the Peekskill Herald showcasing featured calendar events. A 1999 graduate of PHS, he remembers reading and enjoying the original weekly print edition of the Peekskill Herald every Thursday. He especially liked the political stories, local features and sports coverage when it was written by Peekskill Runner columnist Jack Burns who always managed to weave history into the running times. An avid hiker, he enjoys exploring the local trails as well as the concrete ones in his job as a conductor for Metro North Railroad. He’s a former teacher and co-founder of the Friends of the Peekskill Dog Park, where he frequently can be found with his Koda. He’s happy to be part of the Herald’s growth as the source of local news for Peekskill and looks forward to highlighting a few of many of the events and happenings in Peekskill and the surrounding communities. Reach Dave at [email protected]