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Dallas Home Wins Deck the House Contest and $100,000 for Paulding County Schools

After thousands of votes from across the country, Joseph Felix's home was crowned the best decked house in the country and the winner of $100,000 for local schools.

In this year's Deck the House contest, the second time was the charm.

Joseph Felix's Dallas home outshined the other 24 finalists to win the 2012 Deck the House contest and $100,000 for Paulding County Schools.

After placing second in the nationwide voting in the 2011 contest, the Felix home received nearly 11,000 votes this year to finally win Deck the House.

The home, with 100,000 computer animated holiday lights choreographed to Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas is You," received about 300 more votes than a home in Coventry, R.I., which finished in second place. 

Judging by the 80 comments on the Felixes' Deck the House submission, visiting the home has become a holiday tradition in Paulding County. Many people said they bring their children every year and that the Felixes’ hard work putting together their holiday lights display is worthy of national recognition.

The Felixes' holiday lights aren't just for show. According to their website, the Felixes began using their holiday lights display in 2006 to raise money for Relay for Life, a national cancer charity, collecting $12,000 from 2006-2010. With their Deck the House win, the Felixes now have raised even more money for a worthwhile cause—$100,000 for Paulding County Schools.

Patch will present the Felixes with their $100,000 prize check during a local presentation in early 2013.

Big congrats to the Felix family for winning our 2012 Deck the House contest!

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cathy blackmon December 30, 2012 at 12:31 AM
Beautiful. My grandson proposed to his now fiancee. While they were playing All I Want For Christmas. Someone took their picture and now it is on the Felix wall. So sweet.
Pam Scoggins December 30, 2012 at 12:47 AM
Congrats to the Felix's!!!!
Tiffany Dockins December 30, 2012 at 03:43 AM
A well deserved win for Coach Felix! Congrats and thank you!
Pam J December 30, 2012 at 04:56 AM
Congratulations Felix family!
Ben December 30, 2012 at 12:33 PM
Congradulations on your Win, I voted for your house, Gald you won, also Georgia
Susan December 30, 2012 at 06:46 PM
Thank you, thank you, thank you Joey Felix and to your family. We had people all over the country voting. After Christmas, Rhode Island became determined to win. It was a nail-biter watching the voting but we're so glad we won and all because of you. Happy New Year!
tina donofrio January 06, 2013 at 12:19 AM
Congrats to our brother and his family we were pulling for u guys back in new castle, pa love ya tina

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