Jack and Laura Frohn could be giving one heck of a late Christmas present to the this holiday season.
The couple is one of 24 finalists for Patch's nationwide Deck the House contest. If they win—and their success depends on the number of votes they get—the Valley View School District will be in line for a $100,000 prize!
Patch.com launched the nationwide contest to find the best dressed home in its Patch communities on Dec. 8.
Each finalist has already secured $500 that they can apply to their December electric bill.
Although no one from made it to the finals, now you have a chance to help your neighbors. The Grand Prize Winner will be determined by your votes, and the public schools in the winner's town will receive $100,000! So vote once a day, every day though Jan. 8 for your favorite entry. And be sure to spread the word around town so Bolingbrook students can have an awesome present waiting for them when the return to school in this year!
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on their home (1443 W. Briarcliff Rd.) that exceeds more than 45,000 light bulbs.
Well documented on television and in books even, the local attraction is well worth the trip during the holiday season. Visitors are welcomed by a glimmering light display that rivals that of a professional light display.
“We’ve been doing this since the 1990s,” Laura Frohn said. “It’s a labor of love for me and Jack; but in the past five years, our family and neighbors have pitched in to help. Our display just keeps growing each year … it’s a good time.”
The family's electric bill is often times in excess of $1,000 a month, they say.
"We do it because both of us have childhood memories of going out and looking at lights with our family,” Jack Frohn said. “Times are really tough right now for a lot of families and this is something we are able to do, sort of our Christmas present to everyone.”