Dec. 4, 2013 — The first Grayson Hometown Holidays celebration begins Friday.
There will be something for everyone at the event, including contests and prizes.
The Fresh Wreath Contest will take place at the Grayson Art Gallery on Friday, Dec. 6. Wreaths can be submitted from noon to 3 p.m. Judging will be at 4 p.m. and there will be a $50 first place prize.
Wreaths will be offered for sale afterwards and proceeds will benefit the Carter County Community Fund.
At the City Building on Saturday, a Holiday Breads and Cakes Contest will take place. Baked goods may be submitted from noon to 2:30 p.m. Judging will be at 4 p.m. There will be a $100 first place prize for both categories.
Breads and cakes will be offered for sale by the slice at the Tourism tent afterwards and proceeds will benefit the Carter County Community Fund.
Students have the opportunity to vote for a favorite teacher while at the Hometown Holidays event. The teacher whose name is drawn will receive a class pizza party.
Nominations will be Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with a drawing at 6 p.m. Teachers must be present to win.
Students also may submit their names in a random drawing for prizes. There will be multiple opportunities to win with more than 35 prizes available.
Entries will be Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with a drawing at 6 p.m. The students must be present to win. Prizes include free food gift cards from area restaurants, $25 gas cards, gift certificates from Rupert’s and Wilma's, free haircuts from Inspired, $50 from M&B Pawn Shop and more.
An Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest will be held at the Tourism Tent on Saturday at 5 p.m. The winner will receive a pre-paid cash card.
A listing of daily events and activities offered during Grayson Hometown Holidays can be found on Page C-2 of today’s Journal-Times.