Civic group seeks to reward ‘best decorated’ homes

The McCormack Civic Association is inviting people who live in the Polish Triangle to participate in its holiday home decorating contest this weekend. Judges from the association will evaluate homes starting at 5:00 p.m. on Monday evening (Dec. 16) through 8 p.m. on Tuesday evening. The three top homes chosen will be awarded at the organization’s holiday party on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. at New England Carpenter’s Union Hall, 750 Dorchester Ave.

The judging process will be based on “curb appeal” as viewed from the street only and will draw upon criteria of “unique design and creative use of lights and decorations, display of placement of decorations, animated objects, etc, and overall presentation.”

Participation is open to all residential properties within the boundaries of the Polish Triangle of Dorchester, within the street boundaries of Boston Street, Columbia Road, and Dorchester Avenue. Entry is free, no cost or fees apply.

First place will win a $100 gift card to a local sponsor, while second and third places will win $50 and $25 gift cards, respectively. Winners will be notified by a certificate posted on their front door and/or in their mailbox; they will also be posted on the Neighbors of the Polish Triangle (John W. McCormack Civic Association) Facebook page, and the Civic Association’s webpage:

All participating homes should have their decorations up and activated during the evening hours of December 15 and 16. Please contact the McCormack Civic Association Board at with any questions.



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