Local Events November 10, 2023

Scotch Plains Holiday Home Decorating Contest 2023

Yes. I understand that we just celebrated Halloween. And Thanksgiving is still two weeks away. But by the looks of our local stores, it’s never too early to start thinking about Christmas. Apparently, our township’s recreation commission and fire department think the same way. Why else would they be accepting registration for the Scotch Plains Holiday Home Decorating Contest right now?

Scotch Plains Holiday Home Decorating Contest 2023

Organizers welcome all residents of Scotch Plains to join the home decorating contest. First, you must register online by December 1st. That means creating a free account on Community Pass if you do not already have one and going to the 2023 Events section of the site. Then, make sure to decorate your house in all of its holiday glory by December 10th. The Scotch Plains Fire Department plans on bringing Santa to each and every participating household before Christmas to check out the decorations. Online voting runs from December 11th to January 2nd. The homes that receive the most votes win. For more information, please call the Scotch Plains Department of Recreation at 908-322-6700 ext 223. Good luck to one and all who participate.

Organizers also ask that all participants and voters please consider donating to the Community Food Bank of NJ. That may mean donating money, food, or even your time to help them out this holiday season. And remember, food banks hand out food even after the holidays end. So, any donation you can provide now or later is greatly appreciated.

Westfield Haunt Your House 2023 Winners

In case you were wondering, AddamsFest announced the winners of the Westfield Haunt Your House contest last week. The Haunts by Day winners were D2 (1613 Grandview Ave) in third place, D5 (32 Tamaques Way) in second, and D9 (462 Mountain Ave) taking first place. For Haunts by Night, the winners were N8 (552 Edgar Rd) in third, N1 (611 Carleton Rd) in second, and N19 (711 Crescent Pkwy) taking first. Did your favorites win? Let me know in the comments below.

Scott Gleason, CRS at Coldwell Banker Westfield, NJ Luxury Homes