Raise money for mental health by decorating your home for the holidays

Nov 7, 2022

Decorating your home for the holidays? Want to support mental health? The Westchester Mental Health Guild needs your support! The Guild’s largest fundraiser of the year is happening next month and the organization is calling all interested Westchester/Playa residents to sign up to be featured in their Third Annual Holiday Lights Tour & Contest! This year’s fundraiser will be held December 10 through 26 and participants are encouraged to go big with their decorations, inflatables and lights to wow the neighborhood.

Community members can then support the fundraiser by purchasing a map of all the homes featured on the tour. With the printed or digital map, attendees can load up their car with family and friends, bring cookies and hot cocoa, and cruise through Westchester/Playa for a memorable night of viewing the area’s most beautiful holiday displays. Don’t forget to turn up your holiday music!

Pictured at top: The Vanderjagt Family took home the “Fan Favorite” award for 2021. Bottom: The Vuchsas Family took home the prize for “Best Theme” at last year’s Light Tour.

As part of the fun, participants will get a chance to vote for a “Fan Favorite” and the homeowners have the chance to win prizes for placing first, second and third as voted by a panel of local judges. Those interested in signing up, can email info@westchestermhg.org for all the details!

Another way to support the Guild this month is by registering for a cooking demonstration entitled “Spice Up Your Thanksgiving Sides.” The demonstration will be held virtually on Thursday, November 10 at 6:30 p.m. and is hosted by Robin Adams. Tickets are $20 and available at savorysides.eventbrite.com. Adams is a former Libby’s recipe innovator, known for her practical cooking advice. 

Learn more about the Guild, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary, donating and volunteering, by visiting westchestermhg.org.           

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