It's not too late to enter your Christmas lights display in Patch's Deck the House contest. The best house will win $100,000 for local schools. And the top 24 houses will receive $500 for their electric bills.
Bradenton Patch has two contest entries so far, so let's all vote for the one we think is best. Remember the more votes they get the better the chances that Manatee County Schools will get a nice windfall. And at this point Bradenton is sure to beat Sarasota, which doesn't have any entries yet.
I know there is plenty of competition out there. I have seen the lights!
If you think your house can take the top prize, take a photo and upload it to the contest page. It's easy to do and it's free. Best of all you can win money by entering. And Bradenton can claim bragging rights to having the best decorated house in the country.
There's nothing to lose and so much to gain.