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Last Day for Holiday Home & Business Decor Contest!

Tomorrow is the last day to enter! December 16, 2016. Submit online to: http://norwalk.org/i-want-to/enter-the-home-and-business-beautification-contest

Show your holiday spirit and win!

It’s that magical time of year when our community celebrates the season with lights and ornaments of all colors, shapes and sizes.  The City of Norwalk Community Promotion Commission invites merry and creative residents and merchants to enter our Holiday Home and Business Decor Contest.

Holiday Home and Business Decor contest

Entries are not required to be self-nominations.  Applicants may nominate other individuals’ homes or businesses.  Nominated parties must be Norwalk residents or Norwalk business owners/managers.

Apply one of three ways (photo or brief video must accompany entry):

  1. Click on the application to fill out, print and submit in person, through email or postal mail.
  2. Complete the online form below to automatically enter (Photos should be emailed separately to publicaffairs@norwalkca.gov with nominee’s name in the header).
  3. Pick up an application at any City facility and mail or submit in person.

Holiday decor must be outside of the business or home (not inside)and viewable from the street. Winners will be selected in the following categories:

  • Best Display-Residential
  • Best Display-Business
  • Best Group Entry*

Contest winners receive signage commemorating their award and will be recognized at a City Council meeting.  Gift cards to a local home improvement store will also be awarded to residential winners only.

Application deadline is December 16, 2016. Commissioners will be visiting nominated properties December 17 through December 30.

*Group Entry must be three consecutive homes or businesses decorated in a unified theme.

All nominations must comply with City of Norwalk building codes.

Tomorrow is the last day to enter! December 16, 2016. Submit online to: http://norwalk.org/i-want-to/enter-the-home-and-business-beautification-contest

The Hargitt House of my dreams..

So, among the various locals I drove past in Norwalk this one stood out to me the most. Not only is it very close to my home and I see it every time I drive down Mapledale but it is unlike all the neighboring houses around it.

After a couple curious stares while driving I decided to stop and see what the inscription on the sign said, Hargitt House Museum. Of course! This vintage home turned out to be a museum that is open on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of every month from 1-4 PM. Seeing how I was a couple weeks away I made plans to come back for a visit.

Hargitt House Museum

Hargitt House Museum, Norwalk CA. Under renovation.

Well, guess what… turns out I will be waiting an undisclosed amount of time to visit this place since it will be undergoing renovations. And as I drove by it again I am now confirming the alert on the website was not an outdated announcement. Several trucks and workers were at the house, hopefully it’s not too much longer.

I must admit though, I am drawn to it because of it’s oddly creepy vibe it gives off. I’m sure it has lots of great history, I wish I can film here one day.

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