Entries Being Accepted NOW!
For residents who like to decorate the exterior of their homes this time of year, the Eastvale Events Committee invites you to enter the holiday showcase lighting contest for a chance to win $100. Entries will be accepted beginning November 10 through December 9 in the following categories:
- Best Commercial (best use of store bought decorations)
- Most Innovative (best use of technology or custom/handcrafted decorations)
Entry in only one category per residence will be accepted. A display can have a combination of bought and handcrafted items. It is up to the resident to decide which category they want to compete in. There must be more than one entry in a category for a winner to be selected.
Judging will occur on the evening of Friday, December 12 with winners being announced at a private event on Sunday, December 14. To enter your home, submit your form to the Eastvale Community Committee. Click here for entry form. Entry form with rules may also be obtained via email at EastvaleShowcase@gmail.com or from the Eastvale Events Committee Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/EastvaleEvents. You may return the form via email or via US post to Eastvale Events, 12523 Limonite Ave, Ste 440-275, Mira Loma, CA 91752 (this address is a P.O. Box, not an office location).
Volunteer Drivers Needed!
See all the entries and participate as a judge while driving with other Eastvalers from home to home. To volunteer as a driver for the Showcase, please contact the event coordinators via e-mail at EastvaleShowcase@gmail.com. You must be a resident of Eastvale, 18 years or older, and available to take 3 or more participants in your personal vehicle on the evening of Friday, December 12, from approximately 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
By Mark Hopper
We have a tradition at our house that we pull out all the Christmas decorations the day after Thanksgiving. The next two days are busy setting up the Christmas tree and decorating the house for the holidays.
My wife does most of the work. She loves this time of year. She loves putting out all of her decorations that have been stored away for the past 12 months.
In addition to all the work inside the house, it is my job to put the Christmas lights up on the outside of the house.
I am pleased to report that we were the first house on our block to have our outdoor Christmas lights up this year. However, I am not pleased to report that so far, we are the only house with Christmas lights on our house.
It seems to me that there are fewer and fewer houses with outdoor Christmas decorations these days. Maybe it is due to the economy. Maybe people are just trying to save electricity. Maybe it is just an old fashioned idea that people don’t care about any more.
Some people complain that they have to decorate their house. It is a lot of work and take a lot of time. But, don’t grumble that you have to decorate your house, be thankful you have a house to decorate!
Personally, I love the Christmas season. After all, we are celebrating the birth of Christ. In addition, Christmas gives us the opportunity to share gifts with loved one and friends.
Don’t wait any longer. Pull down those boxes in the garage and get out those Christmas decorations. Help brighten your neighborhood with some Christmas decorations this year.
You will be glad you did and your neighbors will be glad too!
Pastor Mark Hopper
Evangelical Free Church of Diamond Bar 3255 South Diamond Bar Blvd (909) 594-7604 Sunday Services: 9:00 & 10:45 AM Christmas Eve Services: 4:00 & 6:00 PM website: http://www.efreedb.org.