Thursday, December 28, 2017

2017 Decorate the Township Contest

Winter Decorations displayed next to The INN, Smokehouse and Gastropub in Paradise, Michigan
What an incredible season so far in Paradise as the Paradise Area Chamber of Commerce announces their 2017 Decorate the Township Contest winners.  The chamber proceeded with the contest in 2017 as a celebration of the new winter decorations installed in Paradise.  The decorations have an emphasis on snowflakes and include LED displays and banners purchased from Bronner’s Commercial Display Division with the financial support of Village Fabrics & Crafts, the Paradise Area Tourism Council, Whitefish Township, the Falls Building Center, Cloverland Electric, Helen Newberry Joy Hospital, Hiawatha Telephone Company, Paradise Area Night Riders, Paradise Area Chamber of Commerce, the Paradise Area Community Foundation, Camp 33, the Wild Blueberry Festival, the Lodge at Silver Creek, and a number of private donations.

The Falls Building Center
The Falls Building Center
Curley's Motel
Berry Patch
Paradise Inn
Paradise Foods

A number of chamber members were in the spirit of decorating this season, many of which provided great visual displays during the daytime hours.  It is truly,  the efforts of the residents in Whitefish Township that highlight the spirit of the season!  

307 North M-123 Eckerman, Michigan 2017 Decorate the Township Contest Private Property Winner

The 2017 panel of judges declared John and Phyllis Halderman at 307 North M-123 as the 2017 Decorate the Township individual prize recipient.  Mrs. Halderman was apologetic as they haven’t decorated as much this year as they have in the past, but their efforts have not gone unnoticed.  To this day, m
any residents express delight in the decorations often displayed at the Halderman’s. 
Chainsaw Chad’s, 8148 North M-123 in Paradise, Michigan
Paradise wood-smith, Chad DeRuischer located at 8148 North M-123 is the Decorate the Township Commercial winner.  Most summer days, you’ll find Chainsaw Chad designing, sculpting and building unique works of art in this complex. A little snow in the winter though doesn’t prevent his team from making a big statement to celebrate and decorate for the season.   Learn more about Chainsaw Chad in Paradise through Facebook and check out the images of his incredible sculptures and furniture.

Congratulations to our 2017 Decorate the Township Contest winners.  Each will receive a $100 on behalf of the Chamber’s appreciation for their inspiration in decorating the township.