Housing communities celebrate holidays
December 9, 2011
If you live in one of the Natick Soldier Systems Center Family Housing areas, you might have noticed that it's beginning to look a lot like the holidays.
Lights, wreaths and trees -- already appearing in the housing areas -- might become even more prevalent, because Natick Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation has announced a contest to reward the "Most Festively Decorated Yard" in the community during this holiday season.
The winner will be announced and will receive a prize on Friday, Dec. 16 at the NSSC Holiday Social.
Judging will take place Thursday, Dec. 15, beginning at 5 p.m. Entries will be judged on overall winter theme, originality, creativity and curb appeal.
"The contest began in October," said Jaylynn Richard of Army Community Service at Natick. "It was an idea that Command Sgt. Maj. (Brian) Warren came up with to boost morale in the Army Family Housing communities."
Chief Michael Doe and his Family won the October competition, which included a Halloween theme. According to Richard, the competition will continue year round.
"The next round of the competition will probably be spring-themed in March," Richard said.
If you would like to participate in this contest, please submit your name, housing area and unit number by e-mail no later than Wednesday, Dec. 14 to the NSSC Family Housing Office at Nati-Housing@conus.army.mil.