Last chance to register for Holiday Decorating Contest



Gate House Antiques was brightly decorated for the Oneonta Business Association’s 2013 contest.

Gate House Antiques was brightly decorated for the Oneonta Business Association’s 2013 contest.

November is almost here which means Christmas is right around the corner, and the Oneonta Business Association is hosting the Second-Annual Holiday Decorating Contest. Registration is due this Friday, and contest entry is free.

The contest includes a category for businesses and for-profit entities, and this year a non-commercial category has been added which includes individuals, schools, school groups, churches, clubs, and non-profit organizations. Non-OBA members may enter the contest. All entries must be located in the business district of Oneonta, according to the OBA’s website. However, due to limited funds, homes will not be accepted.

Entries must be decorated by midnight on Nov. 7.

Cash prizes will be given to both categories – $500 for first place, $250 for second, and $100 for third.

Winners will be announced Saturday, Dec. 6.

For a complete list of rules and to register, visit www.oneontabusinessassociation.com.