Outdoor Residential Decorating Contest Nominations Being Accepted

WAYNE – With Christmas decorating in full swing, Wayne Area Economic Development will be brining back the Outdoor Residential Holiday Decorating contest.

According to a release from WAED, if you have a stunning outdoor display you want to show off or if you know of a spectacular display you think needs to be seen, nominate your home or someone else’s decorations.

The only rules apply for this free event is to decorate your home or yard in the holiday spirit and any Wayne mailing address within city limits is eligible.

To sign-up, visit the link below or contact the chamber office at 402-375-2240.

Sign up here: https://forms.gle/3BjS8UdjoEJCQFxP8

Judging of the decorating contest will be held from Saturday, December 19 – Thursday, December 23 with the winners being announced on Monday, January 3, 2022.

The judges will be looking for creativity and originality during the 2021 Outdoor Residential Holiday Decorating contest.

Prizes are being donated by Bomgaars, Wayne Ace Hardware and Home as well as Total Graphics. The first place prize will be a $100 gift card while runner-up will take home a $50 gift card. An award for People’s Choice will also be open until December 31.


Also, officials with the chamber office posted a ‘Save the Date’ notice with the Wayne Area Economic Development annual Banquet being scheduled for Sunday, February 6, 2022. The event will take place form the Beaumont Event and Concert Hall with more information coming soon.

Nominations for Business of the Year, Educator of the Year and Citizen of the Year will be accepted through December 31. Stop by the WAED office at 108 West 3rd Street to pick up a nomination form to fill out or select the google documents below.

This week’s Friday morning chamber coffee host will be the Majestic Theatre in Wayne at 10 a.m. on December 10. ChamberPercs on the Wayne, NE Facebook page will begin at 10:15 a.m.