Peterborough Chamber sponsors 'Deck the Poles' contest
By MEGHAN PIERCE
Union Leader Correspondent | December 02. 2013 8:54PM
Local businesses and organizations are bringing holiday cheer to downtown Peterborough in the first annual Deck the Poles contest to be judged later this week. (MEGHAN PIERCE/Union Leader Correspondent)
Local businesses and organizations are bringing holiday cheer to downtown Peterborough in the first Deck the Poles contest to be judged later this week. Pictured above and at left are two entries. MEGHAN PIERCE
The first annual Deck the Poles Holiday Contest is bringing holiday cheer to downtown while raising money for local nonprofits.
In the new Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce contest being run in conjunction with the town, an individual, family, business or organization can "adopt" a town lamp post or other pole and decorate it in a holiday theme for a $10 registration fee, which goes toward publicity. When entrants sign up, they also choose a nonprofit member of the chamber to be the recipient of the cash prize if they win.
"It's a great way for people to have fun and also support nonprofits. It supports shoppers, it supports local merchants and it supports the local nonprofits. What's not to love; the holiday spirit is all wrapped up into one contest," Burnett said.