It's getting down to the wire – but Tyler Horrock's house in Coventry is very much in the running to earn a whopping $100,000 for Coventry public schools. Tyler's house, and Stanley Marion's house on Wanton Shippee here in East Greenwich, are both in the finals for Patch's Deck The House contest.
Stanley's house will always be our favorite, but the good news is that you can love – and vote for – both! The contest ends Friday, Dec. 28, at noon, so now is the time. Tyler's house is in second place, behind a house in Georgia. Let's close that gap!
Here's what Tyler told Coventry Patch Editor Lauren Costa in November about his display – what he calls the "Crazy Christmas House":
"I start in August by preparing the yard, cutting overgrown tree limbs, moving bushes if necessary, then I move on to designing and painting the scenery…by November I start to lay all of the connection points and by then there's always work to do on it. From August to January, I'm 100 percent Christmas all the way, even my iPod, except for my gym playlist, is switched over to Christmas music."
Tyler's also collecting donations this year for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Last year, he raised nearly $5,000 that went toward medical bills for a family friend after she was critically injured in a car accident.
So, his Crazy Christmas House could be a three-fer: a holiday gift for the community, a sizeable donation for Make-A-Wish, and $100,000 for Coventry public schools.
But you need to help with that third part. Click here to vote for Tyler's house.
And click here to vote for Stanley's house.
You can vote for both houses and you can vote more than once, although only once every 24 hours.