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Top 5 Reasons to Vote in Patch's 'Deck the House' Contest

Help us bring $100,000 to a South St. Louis County school district by voting in our holiday lights contest.

Patch is holding a national contest to find the best "decked" house, and a South St. Louis county family has made the finals!

The Dolans, a family in Affton-Shrewsbury Patch, are in the Top 25 of the Deck the House contest, fighting for votes to win the $100,000 grand prize for the Affton School District.

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To win, they'll need your vote! Here are the top five reasons why you should vote right now and every day for the Dolan's dazzling holiday light display:

5. The Dolans won 5th place in the Deck the House contest last year. Being so close to victory has only pushed this family to work harder!

4. The Dolans use so much electricity to power their holiday lights that they added a second electrical service to the house. Otherwise, they couldn't use all of their appliances at night!

3. Patrick Dolan, the genius behind the light display, used to decorate the streets lining a street he didn't even live on just to bring some holiday spirit to his neighbors.

2. Denise Dolan, the mastermind behind the campaign for votes in the Deck the House contest, has spread the word throughout the St. Louis area, bringing in more than 1,000 votes in just a few days.

And, the No. 1 reason why you should vote for the Dolans...

As schools struggle to close budget gaps and keep student programing, a $100,000 donation to the Affton School District could make a huge difference.

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