Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The Felix family from Dallas, GA received thousands of votes to win Patch's Deck the House contest and $100,000 for their local school district.
Wednesday, January 2
The Dolans were not the only 2011 finalists in Patch's Deck the House contest looking to take home the grand prize in 2012. After placing second in the nationwide voting in the 2011 contest, Joseph Felix's home in Dallas, GA received nearly 11,000 votes this year to finally win Deck the House. The Felix home outshined the other 24 finalists to win $100,000 for the Paulding County, GA school district. The home, with 100,000 computer animated holiday lights choreographed to Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas is You," received about 300 more votes than a home in Coventry, R.I., which finished in second place. St. Louis residents also rallied hard for the Dolans, who took out a second electricity service so they could run the singing …
Friday, December 28, 2012
Help bring $100,000 to Affton School District by voting for the Dolans today before 11 a.m.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Help us show Patch readers everywhere how Affton comes together to support our neighbors and help the Dolan family win our Deck the House Contest.
Dear Affton-Shrewsbury Patch, Sorry to bother you over the holiday, but I have a pressing town matter to discuss. Have you met the Dolans? They're the family who covers their beautiful home in so many dazzling holiday lights that they had to take out a second electricity service so they could run the singing Santa and the washing machine at the same time. This year, they're also finalists in Patch's Deck the House contest. That means they are competing against 24 other homes across the country to earn $100,000 for our school district. Let's be serious. That's a lot of money. While we're at it, have you heard some of the great stories coming out of the Affton School District? Players from the St. Louis Rams came to learn a dance from …
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Vote now! Vote here! Vote every day!
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Help us bring $100,000 to a St. Louis area school district by voting in our holiday lights contest.
Patch is holding a national contest to find the best "decked" house, and a St. Louis area home has made the finals! The Dolans, a family in Affton-Shrewsbury Patch, are in the Top 25 of the Deck the House contest, fighting for votes to win the $100,000 grand prize for the Affton School District. VOTE HERE! To win, they'll need your vote! Here are the top five reasons why you should vote right now and every day for the Dolan's dazzling holiday light display: 5. The Dolans won 5th place in the Deck the House contest last year. Being so close to victory has only pushed this family to work harder! 4. The Dolans use so much electricity to power their holiday lights that they added a second electrical service to the house. Otherwise, they couldn…
Friday, December 21, 2012
See how the Affton School District is promoting Patch's Deck the House contest, which could bring $100,000 to Affton schools.
With $100,000 on the line, Affton is doing all it can to help the Dolan family win Patch's Deck the House holiday lights contest . "I just have never wanted anything to happen so badly as this," Densie Dolan said. "Well, OK, maybe a winning lottery ticket or two. Then I could just donate the money, right?" Have you voted today? If the Dolans win, Patch will donate the grand prize to the Affton School District, where all three of the Dolans' daughters have gone to school. The school district is promoting the contest to parents and staff, hoping to drive enough momentum to get as many votes per day as possible. The school district sent out a phone blast and did a feature on the contest in the staff newsletter when the final round of voting …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Affton High School's news team covered Patch's Deck the House contest in the Dec. 12 broadcast.
Go to 11:55 to watch the story about Patch's Deck the House contest. And don't forget to vote! SEE PREVIOUS STORIES
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
This Affton house is the only St. Louis area finalist in Patch’s national Deck the House contest! Vote now to help them win $100,000 for schools.
Could this be the best “decked” house in the country? Possibly. Congrats to Patrick and Denise Dolan for being chosen as one of the 24 finalists in our Deck the House contest! The Dolan’s Christmas decorations are so elaborate that Patrick Dolan finally bought a second electric service so they could run the washing machine and microwave at the same time as the nativity scene and the singing Santa. Patrick added 5,000 lights this year, drawing a total of more than 100 amps of power. Denise posts on Facebook constantly and has reached out to all her social networks, asking friends to vote for what Affton has come to call “the house with all the lights.” For more: We had tons of national entries in this year’s Deck the House contest and in …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
You may have noticed the Deck the House contest won't accept your vote for the Dolans. Read this to find out what we're doing about it!
Thank you to all the Affton-Shrewsbury Patch users who tried to vote in the final round of the Patch Deck the House contest today! If you voted in the preliminary stage of the contest, you might have encountered a glitch telling you that you'd already voted for the final round. Patch is working to fix the problem, and we're hoping voting will resume later today. Voting will close down for a few hours today and then relaunch with 0 votes for all the entries (for the sake of fairness.) We're also extending the voting period from Dec. 27 to Dec. 28 because of this issue. So stay tuned, and keep voting!
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Congratulations, Affton! Of all 900 Patches, we made it to the final round of the Deck the House Contest. Get ready to vote!
"Put Affton on the map! We're going to put Affton on the map!" Denise Dolan was chanting with excitment Sunday night when she got the official word: The Dolan's house is a finalist in the Deck the House lights contest, which awards a grand prize of $100,000 to the house readers say has the most beautiful holiday lights. As one of the top 24 entries in the contest, the Dolans already win $500 to their December electric bill. (That should come in handy. Patrick Dolan added 5,000 lights this year, drawing a total of more than 100 amps of power.) Now, the voting begins. Starting Tuesday, Affton will turn out the vote every day to help bring $100,000 to the Affton School District. From Dec. 18- Dec. 27, vote for your favorite and that person …