Arts Board

Halloween and Holiday House Decorating Contests

 

The Arts Board will once again be sponsoring two holiday related House Decorating Contests; one at Halloween and one at Christmas.

The top winners in each contest and categories will win gift cards, while others will receive certificates. So start planning your decorations for this year’s contests. We hope to promote the ghoulish times of the Halloween season as well as the sparkling of lights and wreaths for the Holiday season. Register now for this fun event.

Rules of the Contest:
1)All contestants must live within the Muhlenberg School District. The District may be divided into zones if the number of entries is high.
2) All decorating must be done by the homeowner, not a professional decorator.
3) Entry deadline is Oct. 21 at 12 noon for the Halloween contest and judging will occur on Sunday, Oct. 23 from 6:30 to 9PM. Entry deadline is Dec. 16 at 12 noon for the Holiday contest and judging will occur on Sunday, Dec. 18 from 6 to 9PM by the Arts Board. Homeowners are encouraged to designate in what category they would like to be considered, but the Arts Board has the right to reassign the category. We thank Rittenhouse Senior Living for driving us around to do the judging in their mini bus.

Halloween Categories include:
Whimsical/Creative – display has hand-designed elements; moving decorations; use of music.
Holiday Spirit - display includes most or all aspects of home and yard.
Haunting – display has a scary or ghoulish theme.
Fall/Harvest - display exhibits colors and items indicative of the fall season.
Contemporary - display has a creative use of inflatables.

Holiday Categories include:
Whimsical/Creative – display has hand-designed elements; moving decorations; use of music.
Holiday Spirit - display includes all or most aspects of home and yard.
Classic/ Nostalgic – displays, utilizes traditional elements in decorating.
Contemporary - display has a creative uses of inflatables.

4) To enter simply call 610-929-4727 and state that you want to enter the house contest and leave your name, address and phone number, and in what category you are entering OR you could email recreate@muhlenbergtwp.com.

5) Winners will be notified by either Oct. 26 or Dec. 21 and a photo of their home will be posted on the Township website and/or in the winter edition of the Township News.

6) All contestants grant Muhlenberg Township the nonexclusive right to use a photo of their decorated home, as well as their name and address in the Township’s Recreation News, the website, and/or future promotional materials.

Muhlenberg Community Chorus
The Muhlenberg Community Chorus invites anyone who likes to sing to join them at rehearsals on Mondays from 7 to 8:30PM at Grace Alsace UCC Church, 2151 Kutztown Rd. Reading. If you would like the chorus to sing for your group please contact JoAnne Lutz at 610.478.7939.

 

Board meeting dates: The third Tuesday of the month at 6:30PM at the Muhlenberg Township meeting room. September 20, October 18 and November 15.

 

​Arts Board Members

Ann Barlet
Secretary

Cleon Garl
Member

Paul Henry

Betty Ledig
Vice Chair

Barbara Mills
Chairman

Barry Sensenig

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