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MAYOR STEWART ANNOUNCES “MAYOR’S MERRY AND BRIGHT HOLIDAY HOUSE DECORATING CONTEST”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 3, 2020

MAYOR STEWART ANNOUNCES “MAYOR’S MERRY AND BRIGHT HOLIDAY HOUSE DECORATING CONTEST”

NEW BRITAIN – Mayor Erin Stewart announced today the second annual Mayor’s Merry and Bright Holiday House Decorating Contest. Each year City of New Britain residents have the opportunity to participate in this contest and compete for a variety of awards and prizes. The Mayor’s Merry and Bright Holiday House Decorating Contest is sponsored each year by DATTCO, Inc.

“This event is one of my absolute favorites,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. The Mayor’s Merry and Bright Holiday House Decorating Contest, sponsored by DATTCO, is something we all look forward to each year as we get into the holiday spirit.” said Mayor Stewart. “Though this year has been very unusual, this holiday activity will be something residents across New Britain can experience together and have fun with. I’m excited to see the wonderful decorations people will arrange – so break out the holiday gear, untangle those lights, pull out your inflatables and start decorating!”

All city residents are invited to participate in this year’s contest. Residents can register or nominate a “Merry and Bright” house with New Britain Parks and Rec Department and the Community Services Department. The deadline to register by is Friday, December 11th. There are four categories that winners will receive awards from:
 Classic Holiday
 Best Holiday Spirit
 Most Creative
 The “Rita Giancola Award.”

Judging will begin on Monday, December 14th. Participants should make sure to turn your lights on judging week by 5pm.

On Wednesday, December 16th, Mayor Erin and her elves will board the DATTCO Holiday Express and pay a visit to the finalists. Winners will be announced on the following day! Don’t forget to register in advance or nominate a neighbor at www.nbparksnrec.org. If you have any further questions please call the New Britain Parks and Rec Department at 860-826-3360.

Media Contact:

Brock L. Weber
Executive Aide to Mayor Erin Stewart
860.826.3304
Brock.Weber@newbritainct.gov

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