VIRTUAL UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER CONTEST
Grain Valley Parks and Recreation will be hosting a virtual Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest. Participants of all age groups are welcome. This contest serves as a fun way to highlight the holiday spirits in Grain Valley and its residents!
Ages: Open to all
- Submissions will be accepted Monday, November 21st through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, December 11.
- Judging will be open to the public via Facebook from Monday, December 12th through the 16th.
-A winner from each category will be announced on Monday, December 20th.
Where: Grain Valley Parks and Recreation FACEBOOK page
There will be three (3) categories:
• Most Creatively Homemade: Channel your inner creativity and create the most original ugly sweater! After all, the absolute ugliest Christmas sweaters are DIY. Dig in the back of your closet for that mildly ugly sweater, break out the hot glue guns, add ornaments, LED light strands, and more!
• Most Festively Tacky: We want to see your boldest Christmas-themed sweater that could be considered festively gaudy, tacky, and “punny” (but appropriate). There are no limitations!
• Youth Sweater Category: This category is open for participants 12 years old and younger.
1. Photos must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Participants may enter as many sweaters as they wish.
2. When submitting entries, state your name, the category that you are entering, and contact information.
3. Entries must be appropriate (no profanity, explicit content, etc.). Failure to comply will result in disqualification.
4. By submitting an entry, the entrant (in case of minors, the minor's parent/legal guardians) grants the City of Grain Valley the right to post the photo on social media for public voting purposes. The entries will remain anonymous until the winners are announced.
Judging and Prize:
Entries will be posted on our Facebook page. The public will then be asked to vote for their favorite ugly sweater (ex. one “like” = one vote). The winner of each category will be featured on the Grain Valley Parks and Recreation social media pages, receive a holiday theme trophy and will receive up to $25 off a GVPR program or membership.
For more information or to submit photos, email email@example.com.
CANDY CANE HUNT
Register: Online In-Person Phone
Register between 10/19/2022 and 12/13/2022
Santa's elves have been busy hiding hundreds of candy canes in Armstrong Park! Make sure to dress warm for this fantastic outdoor event! Special prizes will be awarded for finding the "special" candy canes! We will also have candy cane crafts and of course hot chocolate! The last day to register will be Tuesday, December 13!
Ages: 1 to 8 Years
When: Saturday, December 17
10:00am - 11:00am
Where: The hunt will be held in Armstrong Park, but please check-in at the Grain Valley Community Center first.
Fee: $9.00 Per Child
FITNESS MEMBERSHIP SPECIAL WINTER 2022
Register between 12/1/2022 and 1/31/2023
Buy 1 months and get 1 month for FREE!
Enjoy our fitness room with cardio equipment, circuit training and free weights or shoot some hoops in our gymnasium.
When: Open during facility hours - 7 days a week
Where: Grain Valley Community Center - Fitness Room
Resident $30 / $30 Savings
Non-Resident $35 / $35 Savings
1-Year Pass: (3 FREE Months)
15 MTH (R) $190 / $47 Savings
15 MTH (NR) $215 / $54 Savings
CHRISTMAS TREE DROP OFF
Cleaning up at the holiday season and worried what you are going to do with your tree...? Don't fret, Grain Valley Residents can dispose of their Christmas trees at our City's designated drop off site! Please make sure your trees are free from all decorations. This means removing lights, tinsel, garlend, plastic wrap, tree stands, wire, rope, nails, and all other foreign materials.
When: Starting December 26 - January 9 2023
Drop Off: Located off of James Rollo Drive, in the parking lot next to Armstrong park Baseball Fields
*Note- Artificial trees will not be accepted*
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