Get your Potters Bar home dressed up for Christmas competition
PUBLISHED: 15:26 19 November 2018 | UPDATED: 15:30 19 November 2018
Want to see Potters Bar get into the Christmas spirit? A group of locals are hoping to get as many festive entries as possible in their ‘best-dressed house’ competition.
Whether you prefer gently twinkling lights round your conifers, or you go full bling with fake snow and neon rooftop Santas - a group of Potters Bar organisers have got the competition for you.
The competition for best external Christmas decorations needs around 60 Potters Bar households to enter at £2.50 each to make a minimum total prize fund of £150.
Organiser Michelle Stannard-Jones and her friends got the idea when they saw the efforts by to decorate homes at Halloween.
“When a group of us went trick or treating we thought people had gone to a lot of trouble decorating their house, and there was such great community spirit,” said Michelle, who has lived in Potters Bar nearly her whole life. “The feeling seemed to be shared on the Potters Bar Mums Facebook group, so we decided to organise a community-friendly competition.”
The efforts come after a rough couple of years for Potters Bar’s festivities, with no Christmas lights for the town in 2017, which was also the year the Rotary Club’s Christmas sleigh had its generator stolen.
Fundraising efforts are under way to get the Christmas lights switched on this year and the Rotary club have thankfully got their sleigh up and running again.
Now the Best Dressed House competition will bring in councillor Peter Knell to select the top five entries, after which point it will go to a public vote for the winners in an online poll in this newspaper.
If not enough households sign up, Michelle will return all £2.50 entry fees - but hopes to have enough entries to get all of Potters Bar jingling all the way.
The deadline for submitting your house into the competition is December 20, so grab your mistletoe and your stepladder and get creative!
For more details on how to sign up, see: https://www.facebook.com/PottersBarsBestDressedHouse