Sitrin is getting into the holiday spirit with its first annual "Home for the Holidays" decorating contest and celebration. On Wednesday, December 18, 2019, Sitrin will host an afternoon of holiday decorating, caroling, and festive fun!
Staff and residents will decorate Sitrin's long-term care homes with their favorite seasonal flare, competing to see who can showcase the best holiday display. There are nine houses in total, and each will be adorned with uniquely themed décor and gingerbread houses that represent their homes.
"We are very pleased to invite the community into our homes to spread holiday cheer," said Brenda Cobane, vice president of long-term care. "Our goal is to build excitement for the upcoming season for our residents, their families and friends, as well as our staff."
From 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., local volunteers from several church choirs, along with Sitrin employees, will sing popular carols throughout each of the resident homes.
Starting at 2:00 p.m., a panel of judges will select the best decorated home. Judging criteria will be based on originality, arrangement, theme, and overall presentation of the holiday decorations.
Afterward, staff, residents, and guests will enjoy refreshments in the Community Center where awards will be given for first-, second-, and third-place winners, as well as best gingerbread design.