Exchange Club sponsoring 4th of July decorating contest

The Exchange Club of Alpena is encouraging residents and businesses to spruce up their properties for a second annual Independence Day decorating contest.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three Alpena residents and the top three Alpena businesses who proudly display the red, white and blue in their windows and yards and on porches.

The community will also select a People’s Choice Award through the Exchange Club’s Facebook page. The deadline to enter the contest is Friday, June 25. To register, email your name, address, and a photo of your completed decorated home or business to [email protected]

“Last year with so many events cancelled we designed this decorating contest as a way for the community to celebrate,” said Brian Holmes, president, Exchange Club of Alpena. “…we had so much fun with the contest last year we decided to again offer this decorating contest as another reason to enjoy the Fourth of July this year.”

After the June 25 deadline, the club will display one photo per entry on its Facebook page so the community can tour the decorated homes and businesses. The photo with the most likes by July 2 at noon will be named the People’s Choice Award winner.