SPCA December Updates | 2021 Holiday Decorating Contest

2021 SPCA Holiday Decorating Contest

We’ve made some revisions to our annual holiday decorating contest. This year community members will nominate well-decorated homes.  Previously only our board members participated in the nominations and judging. Now the winners will be entirely determined by the community.

You can nominate your own home if you want, but it’s probably more “in-the-spirit” to nominate a neighbor’s home. You can nominate more than one home also. Here are the rules and procedures for this contest:

1. Neighbors will nominate well-decorated homes until 12/19. Homes must be in Sauganash Park.  Use this webform to nominate homesPlease include a photo for the voting process. You may find this easier to do on your phone.

2. Members of our community will vote for the winning homes from 12/20 to 12/26.

3. Winners will be awarded a gift card to one of our partner restaurants in the following increments: $100 (1st), $50 (2nd), and $25 (3rd and 4th). Runners up will also receive a special prize.

We hope that you like this revision of our classic holiday contest. We need your nominations, votes, and participation to make this a success. Please join us!

Participatory Budgeting

Alderman Nugent’s participatory budgeting process is underway for 2021-2022. The next meeting is December 9th. 

Participatory Budgeting is a great way to direct funds to our community, but we need to participate to be considered. Keep up with all the meeting dates here.

Remember when we won this improvement? We couldn’t have done it without community participation. Please participate if you can.

BEAT Meetings in the 17th District for 2022

The Chicago Police Department hosts local beat meetings monthly. You can connect with police officers at these meetings. You can learn about ongoing criminal activity in the area, and you can report problems that you are experiencing and request assistance.

The Sauganash Park Community is part of the 1711 beat. It is helpful for our community if we have representation at these meetings. Please consider attending. Here is the schedule for 2022:

December is yet another great month to get involved with your community.

Let’s make this a memorable holiday season!

Don Morton
SPCA President

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