By Kristin Bednarski
Amelia village will be hosting a Halloween decorating contest this month.
Mayor Todd Hart said any resident in the village, except council members, are able to participate, and a prize will be given to the resident with the best Halloween-themed décor at their residence.
“It can be spooky, scary, fun, whatever they want to do,” Hart said about the decoration.
Hart said Councilman Chris Dickerson, who already has a huge spider decoration in his yard, came up with the idea to have a contest.
“We thought it would be a great thing to do, so we talked it over and decided to do that for Halloween and Christmas,” Hart said.
Hart said council members Renee Gerber, Susan Elliot and Dickerson will be the judges of the contest. He said they will be doing the judging on Oct. 20.
Hart said any resident can participate as long as they have decorations up by 6 p.m. on Oct. 20
Hart said the winner of the contest will be presented an award and a $100 gift certificate from Great Scott Diner at the Oct. 23 council meeting.
Trick-or-treating in the village will be held Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m.
Hart said a similar contest will also be held around Christmas for holiday decorations. He said they are still looking for a sponsor for the contest.