Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The Felix family handed over a $100,000 check before the Raiders honored their senior players during the East Paulding Raiders Senior Night.
Dallas-Hiram Patch and the Felix family handed over a $100,000 check to the Paulding School District on Friday, February 1. Last month, the Felix family's holiday house outshone the other entries in Patch's Deck the House Contest and the family took home the big win for Paulding. Joe Felix, a celebrated social studies teacher, thanked the Paulding community for their continued support. The family finished second in last year's contest and credited this year's victory to votes garnered through social media. Students and faculty gathered with personalized posters to extend their gratitude to the family. It was a positive experience from start to finish and video footage from the celebration will be posted later this month! Check out these …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Patch will award the grand prize from the 2012 Deck the House contest to Paulding County Schools during East Paulding High's home basketball game against Allatoona.
Friday, February 1
The waiting is nearly over. Tonight, Paulding County Schools will receive $100,000 from Patch thanks to a Dallas family’s Christmas decorations. Joey Felix and his family had their Dallas home selected by Patch readers across the country as the “best decked” house in the 2012 Deck the House contest, which asked residents of Patch towns to submit photos and videos of their homes decorated for the holiday season. Winning the contest meant their local school district—Paulding County Schools—would receive $100,000. Winning wasn’t easy. It was neck-and-neck in the final hours of the contest, Felix recalled right after the contest ended. But after placing second in the 2011 contest, the Paulding home took top honors in the 2012 competition. …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Patch will give the school district the grand prize from the 2012 Deck the House contest during Friday night's game between East Paulding and Allatoona high schools.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Rack Room Shoes will award $15,000 grants to the top four vote-getters in a contest that runs through Jan. 11. Learn how you can vote online for the Paulding County High Chorus program.
Your online votes can once again help Paulding students bring home a large sum of money. The Paulding County High School Chorus program is one of 22 entries from Georgia in Rack Room Shoes’ “Gift of Music” video contest. The contest had public, private and parochial schools submitting videos of students performing one of five Christmas holiday songs. At stake for the chorus program is one of four $15,000 music grants that will be awarded to the four entries with the most online votes. PCHS chorus members performed “O Christmas Tree” for their contest submission. A YouTube video of it is attached to this article. As of early Thursday, the video had nearly 300 views on YouTube. Those who visit the contest website can see all the entries and …
Monday, December 31, 2012
Joey Felix recounted the final hours of Patch’s Deck the House contest and the news of winning $100,000 for Paulding County Schools. See what he had to say in our video interview.
“Intense” is how Joey Felix recounted the last few hours of Patch’s Deck the House contest. The contest saw Felix’s Dallas home and a house in Coventry, R.I., run neck-and-neck until the very end Friday at noon. When the dust settled, the local entry stood atop the field of 25 entries with nearly 11,000 online votes—about 300 ahead of the Coventry home’s total. The win will pay off for Paulding County Schools, as the district will be awarded $100,000 from Patch. The check is expected to be presented during a local presentation early in 2013. A day after the contest concluded, Felix spoke to Dallas-Hiram Patch about winning it and how countless others helped him with his home's decorations and in promoting his contest entry. He also …
Saturday, December 29, 2012
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.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
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 …
Friday, December 28, 2012
As of early Friday, the Felix family’s Dallas home led the pack in Patch’s Deck the House contest, but voting will remain open until noon Eastern Standard Time. The entry with the most votes will earn its local school system $100,000.
Students in the Paulding County School System may have a reason to celebrate when they return to classes on Jan. 7—or perhaps more accurately, 100,000 reasons. That’s because the district could be mere hours away from securing the $100,000 grand prize in Patch’s Deck the House contest. The Felix family’s Dallas home is the only Georgia entry among the 25 finalists in the contest, and if Patch users select it as the best “decked” home, then Paulding County Schools will receive $100,000. Related news: Meet Our Finalist in Patch's 'Deck the House' Contest [VIDEO] As of early Friday, the Paulding home held a nearly 600-vote lead over another solid entry—one from Coventry, R.I. But Patch users across the country have until noon EST to visit …
The three kids behind the Felix family's Christmas display are asking Patch users to vote on their entry in the Deck the House contest. If their home receives the most votes when voting ends today at noon, Paulding County Schools will earn $100,0000.
On occasion, we here at Dallas-Hiram Patch venture onto YouTube to find videos of local relevance. Today’s featured video definitely has that local relevance—it features three residents of Dallas as they ask for your help in an important contest. If you’ve visited Dallas-Hiram Patch in the last few days, then you probably know that the Paulding County School System could receive $100,000 if Patch users select the Felix family’s Dallas home as the winner of the 2012 Deck the House contest. The family’s three children were among those who worked on their home’s Christmas display, which features an estimated 100,000. Meet the three and hear their call to vote for their home by viewing the YouTube video attached to this article. Do you have a …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Hear from Joey Felix about how his family’s Christmas light display began and what it features. The Felix family home is Georgia’s sole finalist in Patch’s Deck the House contest, and your votes could bring the $100,000 prize to Paulding County Schools.
Joey Felix estimates that his home’s Christmas display was the result of about 100 man-hours put in by himself, his family and neighbors. That effort could ultimately be worth $1,000 an hour if online voters show their support for Felix’s Dallas home, as it’s one of the 25 finalists in Patch’s Deck the House contest. The entry that earns the most votes in the contest will earn the local school system—in this case, Paulding County Schools—$100,000. Voting in Patch’s Deck the House contest continues through noon Friday, Dec. 28. All you have to do is visit this page to browse a gallery of the finalists and cast your vote. You may vote once per day. Dallas-Hiram Patch spoke to Felix in November as he and his family put some of the finishing …
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
The Felix family home in Dallas is one of the 25 finalists in Patch’s Deck the House contest. Vote once a day and spread the word to others and Paulding County Schools might become the winner of the $100,000 prize.