South Frontenac gets Spooky with a house decorating contest

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A ‘Creepy Crew’ will be touring the streets of South Frontenac Township at the end of October to judge the Spooky South Frontenac house decorating contest.

Residents interested in participating must submit the entry and consent form found on the Township website and agree to have their display promoted by the Township, including photos of their display and address, according to a release from South Frontenac Township, dated Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. The panel of judges, the ‘Creepy Crew’, consists of members of South Frontenac Council, members of the Program & Events Recreation Committee, and Township staff.

“This is a fun option for families to enjoy the spirit of Halloween, in a safe and socially distanced way”, says Tim Laprade, Recreation & Arena Supervisor. “Families that may not go door-to-door this year due to COVID-19 can create a display in their yard, and then go driveway-to-driveway instead and check out the creativity of their neighbours.”

Entries will be evaluated by a panel of judges on three categories; scariest, most creative, and best overall theme. The highest ranking house in each category will win a $75 gift certificate to a local business of their choosing.

“South Frontenac is a community full of spirit”, says Mayor Ron Vandewal. “This contest is another great opportunity to support our hard-hit local businesses, and to stay connected and engaged while we continue to live through this pandemic”.

According to the release, the ‘Creepy Crew’ will tour the Township and evaluating the entries during the evenings of October 27th, 28th and 29th. Winners will be announced October 30th, and South Frontenac families will be encouraged to visit the participating houses that evening and on Halloween eve.

Entry to the contest closes Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, and participants must have their display operational every evening from October 27th through October 31st. For more contest details and to enter, visit

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