A California family won Patch's Deck the House contest and netted $100,000 in prize for the Davis Joint Unified School District.
“We all won,” said homeowner Kristy Powell, who designed and created many of the decorations. “There are a lot of needs at the . This is not going to fix it all, but it will help. This is a blessing.”
Though there were clearly some winners in local communities, in the entered the contest.
The Powells' home in California jumped out to a massive lead the moment voting opened up, thanks to support from the newspaper and a concerted effort by the community, both online and on the streets.
Powell even had her kids and some of their friends hand out hundreds of fliers downtown to encourage people to vote.