Christmas in July, What What?


It’s July, so why are we already talking about the December holidays in Kessler Park? Because we are making some changes to how our neighborhood decorates our islands. Instead of focusing our attention on just two islands, we are planning to spread the holiday cheer around the neighborhood with your decorating hands!!! So, enlist your team and sign up for the Holiday Island Contest with cash prizes. We will have two categories, one for triangles with electricity and one for triangles with no electrical power. There will be a first, second and third prize for both categories: First place – $500, Second place – $250, and Third place – $125. Winning islands will be selected by an independent 3-judge panel made up of non-KNU members on December 3, 2017, beginning at 3pm. All triangles must be decorated and completed in advance of judging.

Islands can be decorated with existing KNU holiday decorations, lights, artificial trees, and other materials, or you can purchase your own decorum and we will reimburse you for up to $100 (receipts are required for reimbursement). If using existing decorations, we will divvy them out on a first come basis. The triangle with electricity winning first place, will set the stage for the holiday lights neighborhood celebration scheduled for December 9, 2017, at 6pm.

To get involved, contact Holiday Lights Chair Ron Veech at with the following information:

  • Name and phone number
  • Island you want to decorate (first come, first served basis)
  • Team members names if known

This participatory and fun-filled contest calls on neighborhood hands to deck our halls!


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