By Melinda Gray
Now that Halloween is past, Christmas festivities are on everyone’s mind. Why not get started by joining in the 2nd Annual “Deck the Doors and More” Wreath and Tree Decorating Contest and Silent Auction? And this year, due to popular demand, the event has been expanded to include original wreaths and small trees.
There’s still time to enter your original festive creation, but hurry! The application submission deadline ends Monday, Nov. 17. Just complete and submit the Application to Decorate and deliver your wreath or tree to the Rose History Auditorium on Saturday, Nov. 29, between 9 AM and 12 PM.
Then mark your calendars; the “Deck the Doors Holiday Party” will be held on Sunday, Nov. 30, from 4-6 PM. Wreaths and trees will be on display to be voted for and bid on. Decorators will receive free entry, while a $5 admission will get anyone else in on the fun. Children 12 years old and younger are free with a paying adult.
Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place wreaths as voted by the panel of judges. In the “People’s Choice” category, first place winners will receive $100 for each wreath and tree category. Businesses and individuals are all encouraged to participate, but you must submit an application to enter. Wreaths will be judged on workmanship, use of materials, creativity and originality. All proceeds will go to benefit the Marco Island Historical Society and the Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce.
Come down and join in this fun holiday celebration. Bring your family and friends to view, vote and bid on the decorated wreaths and trees.