Holiday House Decorating Contest

Photo courtesy the Cook family

  JACKSON – The Jackson Education Foundation is promoting its first Holiday Decorating Contest throughout community.

  Foundation President Tina Kas said there are two ways to participate and the first includes decorating your house with lights and accessories and join the contest for best-decorated house/yard. “The participation fee of $20 will get your house on the ballot. Register by Dec. 10 and have your decorations ready by Dec. 15.”

  “We will have amateur (do it yourself) and professionally-decorated categories. The winner of each category will receive a $250 Shoprite gift card in January,” she added.

  The second way is “to feed our souls and minds: A $5 participation fee is requested to receive a ballot with the addresses of participating houses, ($2.50 will be donated to the Jackson Food Pantry and $2.50 will go to the Jackson Education Foundation for our teachers and students).”

  “Ballots with addresses will be emailed to you by Dec 16. Drive around town admiring the wonderful decorations, and then place your vote for your favorite. You will be able to drive and vote anytime between Dec. 16 and Dec. 31,” she added.

  Kas said funds raised will be used to support Jackson students through scholarships, grants, and more. Those seeking additional information can e-mail