After placing second in the nationwide voting in the 2011 contest, the home in Dallas-Hiram Patch received nearly 11,000 votes this year to finally win.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
These are the finalists in Patch's national Deck the House contest.
Patch had tons of national entries in this year’s Deck the House contest, and in our quest to find the most over-the-top holiday decorations in the country, we’ve seen everything from a life-size Santa to holiday lights so bright they could blind the neighbors. We loved showcasing everyone’s holiday spirit, but Deck the House isn’t over yet. We’re still looking for the one home so spectacularly decorated that it could be the national grand prize winner of our contest. We chose 25 finalists from all our entries across the country. From Dec. 18 through 28, vote for your favorite and that person could win $100,000 for his or her local school district. All you have to do is visit this page to browse a gallery of the finalists and cast your …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Today's featured photo (and video!), shared by a Patch reader, is a feast for the eyes! Share your holiday pictures now for a chance to be our next winner.
Thanks to Patrick Rippman, videographer for www.BootlegProductionsOnline.com, for sharing this incredible video. Each week we're giving away a Patch gear prize pack to one winner selected at random from the readers whose photos are featured Monday through Saturday. The winner will be announced Sunday. Photos uploaded to the Featured Photos articles or to one of our neighborhood galleries qualify.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Even on a dreary day, Christmas lights can lift your spirit. Share your photos now for a chance to have them featured on Patch.
Thanks to Ann for posting this picture in Monroe Patch pics and clips! Have any interesting photos to share? Upload them now and you could be our next winner! Each week we're giving away a Patch gear prize pack to one winner selected at random from the readers whose photos are featured Monday through Saturday. The winner will be announced Sunday. Photos uploaded to the Featured Photos articles or to one of our neighborhood galleries qualify.
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Don't miss out on the opportunity to win up to $500 for your December electric bill and $100,000 for Oconee County Schools.
Monday, November 26, 2012
Are you decorating your house for the holidays this year? Enter our "Deck the House" contest and you could win $100,000 for Oconee County Schools and $500 to pay your electric bills!
We’re launching our annual Deck the House Contest to find the most over-the-top holiday decorations in America—the best “decked” house in the country—the one home so spectacularly decorated that everyone in town jokes your holiday decorations could rival Rockefeller Center’s. If this sounds like your house, upload a photo or video of your home to our contest page from Nov. 26 to Dec. 16 deckthehouse.patch.com/contest/oconee. Only residents of Patch towns are eligible to enter. We’ll select 24 regional finalists, and from them, pick one grand prize winner. Patch will pay up to $500 of the utility bill for each finalist, while our national winner will have $100,000 donated to his or her local school district. So, what are you waiting for? …
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
This year's program offers up to $5 in credit towards new energy efficient Christmas tree lights at the Home Depot.
If you, like many of us, have an assortment of twisted, non-working, pre-used Christmas tree lights, then stop by the Home Depot on Epps Bridge Parkway November 3-13. As part of their fourth annual Eco Options Christmas Light Trade-In event, you can bring your old working or non-working lights and receive a coupon for up to $5 off the purchase of energy efficient seasonal light-emitting diodes string lights - commonly known as LED lights. According to a press release from Home Depot spokesman Craig Fishel, customers can receive: Each customer can redeem up to five sets of old lights. “LED Christmas lights continue to be the growing trend in Holiday décor,” Brad Whited, holiday décor merchant at The Home Depot., said in a released statement…
Monday, December 20, 2010
Take a tour of Christmas spirit from around Oconee County. A homemade visual feast from us to you!
It is easy to see that Oconee County residents are in the holiday spirit. For your viewing pleasure, here are some of our favorite local decorations. Enjoy! Have some Christmas spirit to share? Upload your favorite local decorative photos or video.