Local businesses and organizations are invited to brighten up our streets! Let’s give Princeton a fall glow-up, providing fun for residents and visitors alike. How to Enter: Just pick a pole and decorate! Your light pole must have a sign indicating which business or civic group it was decorated by. Light poles can be claimed on a first-come, first-served basis. Each business or group may decorate ONE pole. Themes: General fall—pumpkins, corn, sunflowers, scarecrow, leaves, etc. Trick or Treat, monsters, spiders, skeletons, witches, ghosts, and magic. A Halloween movie such as Beetlejuice, Hocus Pocus, etc. A cultural tradition— Día de los Muertos , Guy Fawkes Day, etc. Objects related to your business; for example a toy shop might display creepy “haunted” dolls, scary clowns, etc. Prizes: 1st place: $75 2nd place: $50 3rd place: $25 Voter’s choice: $100 Votes must be in on Monday Oct. 16th, when judging takes place.
Rules There is no fee to enter. Only businesses and organizations may enter– no individuals may enter. All decorations must be up by October 2nd and maintained through the 31st. All decorations must be removed by Saturday, November 4th. Anyone may vote for their favorite light poles via Facebook or paper ballot. Pictures of each light pole will be posted on the Princeton Chamber of Commerce Facebook page by October 10th, and on paper ballots will be available at the Princeton Public library. On Facebook, each “like” = 1 vote. On the paper ballots, people may check the boxes next to the light poles they like the best. Each person may only vote once, but can vote for more than one light pole. Participants in the October 14th Sip’N’Shop will be encouraged to vote. All votes will be tabulated on Monday, October 16th, and judging will take place at that time for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Results will be published soon thereafter. Your light pole must have a sign indicating which business or civic group it was decorated by. Light poles can be claimed on a first-come, first-served basis. Each business or group may decorate ONE light pole anywhere in the city. Absolutely no permanent alteration of the light pole is permitted. All decorations must be secured with zip ties, string, twine, thin wire, etc. No tape or anything that will damage the light poles or paint! Decorations should be weather resistant, and any damage which occurs throughout the month must be fixed. You can use city electricity for your display if the light pole you choose has power. Please ask the Chamber if you need an extension cord. Lights and extra electrical cords used in decorating must be designated as “for outdoor use” (otherwise electricity may fail). No political statements or endorsements of any kind are allowed. Decorations must be “rated PG.” No gore, sexual content, swear words, drug references, etc. Spooky items are still encouraged! No unsafe materials may be used (e.g. trip hazards, frayed or broken electrical wires, open flames, real knives or other weapons, etc.). No live animals may be included in displays. Decorations should not take up the whole sidewalk (by law we need at least a 36” width to be free and clear). Decorations should not cover street signage or street lights, shouldn’t take up parking space, and shouldn’t affect the safety of drivers or pedestrians. Please do promote your business or organization, but emphasis should be on the decorations, not signage. The City of Princeton reserves the right to remove any decorations which violate these rules.