LBWCC Art Instructor Misti Purvis, right, and, from left, Hannah Wilcox, Emily McLeod, Savannah Ricks and Lily Goodson painted  ‘Whoville’ scenes.
LBWCC Art Instructor Misti Purvis, right, and, from left, Hannah Wilcox, Emily McLeod, Savannah Ricks and Lily Goodson painted ‘Whoville’ scenes.

City sets decoration contest

Published 12:00am Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Andalusia’s Tourism and Relocation Committee is calling on all Andalusia residents to help turn the city into Whoville for Christmas.

Whoville is Dr. Seuss’s fictional town in How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Whoville is home to The Whos – whimsical, animal-like creatures who live in pumpkin-shaped houses, known for their warm hearts and welcoming spirits. The mayor of Whoville, Augustus Maywho, lives with his wife, 96 daughters and one son named Jo-Jo. The Grinch lives nearby, in a cave atop a high mountain.

Whoville is the theme for both Andalusia Christmas parade, and a house decorating contest. Those who decorate their yard or home for the holidays in a “Whoville” fashion may win a night on the town.

Winning houses/yards will be chosen from each of the five council districts in Andalusia. Judging will take place Dec. 9-13. Winners will be announced at the city council meeting on Tues., Dec. 17.

Each district winner will receive a certificate for dinner for four at one of Andalusia’s fine-dining establishments.

To enter their decorations in the contest, residents should compete a form at city hall by 5 p.m. on Mon., Dec. 2.

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