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

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The public is invited to nominate candidates for Hopkinsville’s Holiday Decorations Award. Recognition will be given in two categories: Best Decorated Residence will go to twelve private homes (one award per city ward) and Best Decorated Business will go to one business. Nominees will be judged on use of decorations, creativity, lighting, and theme.

To enter or to nominate a home or business, phone in your nomination to the Mayor’s office at 270-890-0200 or enter online at online at must be received by 4:00pm on December 4. Homes and businesses will be judged the week of December 4 and announced at the Pennyrile Polar Express and Downtown Tree Lighting at Founders Square on Saturday, December 9, following the parade. Winners receive a certificate of recognition and will be featured in the Kentucky New Era and City website.

The goal of the Holiday Decorations Contest is to recognize the efforts of Hopkinsville residents and businesses that encourage community pride and holiday spirit. (Download Contest Rules)

Back by popular demand, winning contest homes will be also featured in the Holiday Lights & Decorations Tour courtesy of Hopkinsville Transit.  Tours will begin following the Christmas Tree Lighting on Saturday, December 9.  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 place in which to live, work, and play.