A dragon is featured at a house that is entered in the Shelby Township Parks, Recreation and Maintenance Department’s Halloween decorating contest.

A dragon is featured at a house that is entered in the Shelby Township Parks, Recreation and Maintenance Department’s Halloween decorating contest.

Photo provided by Shelby Township Parks, Recreation and Maintenance Department


Shelby, Utica homes get spooky for Halloween decoration contest

By: Kara Szymanski | Shelby - Utica News | Published October 26, 2020

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SHELBY TOWNSHIP/UTICA — The Shelby Township Parks, Recreation and Maintenance Department is hosting a Halloween house decoration contest to see whose home is decorated the best.

Participants need to email a photo or two of their Halloween-themed homes to see if they can get the most votes in the contest.

Mike Adams, sports/recreation coordinator, said that the department came up with this contest and others for families to do while adhering to social distancing.

He said he likes the contest because it gets people out decorating their homes. The department is looking forward to seeing how creative homeowners can get.

“Submissions have been slow, but we expect them to pick up early next week as Halloween gets closer,” said Adams last week.

Jessica Thomas, administrative program assistant with the department, said the contests are a great way for people to use their Halloween decorating skills for a chance to win a prize.

“These new contests being offered by the Parks and Recreation Department are fun ways for the community to show off their creative skills. I’ve seen our residents do so many cool and spooky things with their outdoor home decorations; we hope this contest encourages them to share their creations and get some recognition for all their hard work,” said Thomas.

Photos of decorated homes will be accepted in any format and must be emailed to shelbyprm@shelbytwp.org with a name and the street name.

People can view the contest information and vote for the contest at shelbytwp.org/contests.

Votes will be accepted until Oct. 30, and then a “frightfully fun prize,” according to the department, will be given to the favorite.

The contest is open to Shelby Township and Utica residents only.

For more information on the contest, visit shelbytwp.org/con tests.

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