Get those Christmas lights and other holiday decorations hung up; WKVI is hosting the first-ever WKVI Country Christmas Contest, giving residents of rural Starke County the chance to participate in a tradition often left to the city folk. WKVI General Manager Jerry Curtis said yesterday that the idea came about as the result of a post on WKVI’s Facebook page.
“It happened this morning in response to a posting on Facebook. Someone wrote in, ‘Well, how about something for some of us out in the country?’ And in about five minutes, the idea came up and we put it all together and it was a result of that Facebook posting that was on Facebook this morning,” Curtis said.
To participate, you must be outside city limits in Starke County and have a decorated home. The first place winner will receive $100, second place $50 and third place $25.
Curtis said there’s no particular “look” the judges will be seeking, so get to decorating and enter your home in the Country Christmas Contest.
“We are looking for what we think is the best looking house or yard or display. What that is, exactly, I don’t know sitting right here, but I think I’ll know it when I see it,” Curtis said.
To sign up, call (574) 772-6241 and submit your name and address. On Dec. 21 beginning at 6 p.m., WKVI station members will visit your home and judge your decorations.