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Killingworth Family a Finalist in Patch's Deck The House Contest

The Gorski's will receive $500 toward their December lighting bill and are in the running for the $100,000 grand prize for District 17 public schools.


Our neighboring Killingworth-Durham-Middlefield Patch has a reader that is in the running for the $100,000 grand prize for Regional School District 17 public schools. The Gorski family, of Wolf Hollow Lane in Killingworth, were named one of the Top 24 entrants in Patch’s national “Deck the House” contest for their annual “Killingworth Light Spectactular!” As a result, the Gorski's won $500 toward their December lighting bill.

Who wins the grand prize is up to you: Vote for the Gorskis at the national “Deck the House” contest site between now and Jan. 8 at 11:59 p.m. You can cast up to one vote per day, so remember to come back each morning through next Sunday.

For the Gorskis, the annual display of Christmas lights, which is sponsored by the Killingworth Women’s Organization, is a labor of love that benefits local charities. On opening night, Dec. 10, families explored the festive light display and visited with Santa, played reindeer mini golf, enjoyed homemade cookies and hot cocoa and listened to live music.

This year, proceeds from opening night and donations of new, unwrapped toys went to such causes as the local Toys for Tots drive, the , the at the and providing fuel to seniors and families in need in town.

So spread the news to vote for the Gorskis via Facebook, Twitter, your email lists and word-of-mouth. What better holiday present could you give the kids of Regional School District 17?

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