‘Dress Up Herndon’ Contest Announced

‘Dress Up Herndon’ Contest Announced

Town of Herndon residents are invited to deck the halls, hang wreaths, string lights – and nominate their own or their neighbors’ homes for the annual "Dress Up Herndon for the Holidays" Neighborhood Decoration Contest, sponsored by the town’s Cultivating Community Initiative.

The contest is open to all town residents. Nominations should be forwarded by Friday, Dec. 13, to information@herndon-va.gov or call 703-435-6800 X2084.

The judging panel, made up of volunteer citizen members of the Cultivating Community committee, will circulate throughout the town on Monday evening, Dec. 16, to determine contest winners. Judges will be looking for classical design, traditional themes, whimsical or creative decorations and more. Decorations on all nominated homes must be easily visible from the street.

Contest winners will be presented on the evening of the 16th with a festive sign, suitable for display; winners will also be recognized by Mayor Lisa C. Merkel and the Town Council at the Jan. 14, 2014 public meeting.

The Cultivating Community Initiative is a program designed to encourage beautification and enrich the quality of life in the Town of Herndon’s neighborhoods. Other events produced by Cultivating Community include the Herndon Holiday Homes Tour, Yard of the Month Awards, Good Neighbor Awards and Herndon Garden Tour. All programs are developed through the input of citizen volunteers.