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Beautification Commission Encourages Community Pride and Holiday Spirit by Sponsoring a Holiday Decorations Contest

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It’s time again for the annual Holiday Decorations Contest aimed at encouraging community pride and holiday spirit. The public is invited to nominate residential and business candidates to be honored for their outstanding holiday beautification efforts. Hopkinsville Holiday Decorations Awards will be given in two categories: Best Decorated Residence for twelve private homes (one award per city ward) and Best Decorated Business for one business located within the city limits. Nominees will be judged on use of decorations, creativity, lighting and theme.

Enter or nominate your favorite homes and businesses early and often by mail to City of Hopkinsville, Holiday Decorations Contest, 715 South Virginia Street, Hopkinsville, KY 42240; online at; or by phone to 270-890-0200. Entries must be received by 4:00pm, December 2, 2016. Winners will be announced at the downtown Christmas Tree Lighting at Founders’ Square on Saturday, December 10th at 7:00pm. Additionally, winners will receive a Certificate of Recognition and be featured in the Kentucky New Era and on the City of Hopkinsville’s website and social media platforms. (Download Contest Guidelines)

New this year, winning contest homes will be also featured in the first ever Holiday Lights & Decorations Tour, courtesy of Hopkinsville Transit.  Tours will begin at 7:30pm on Saturday, December 10th.  Seats are free but space is limited, so reserve your spot today by calling (270) 890-0200 or emailing

About the Hopkinsville Beautification Commission

The Hopkinsville Beautification Commission was created by city ordinance on January 15, 2008.  The Commission plans, oversees and administers city landscape, cleanup and beautification efforts and programs including grant applications; management, recruiting and coordinating of volunteers; and education of the public regarding beautification issues.  The Commission administers the community-wide landscape and beautification plan in cooperation with government and non-government agencies and organizations in Christian County, Kentucky.  Our mission is to promote the public interest and to enhance quality of life by creating a more appealing, pleasant and inviting places in which to live, work and play.