Congratulations are in order for Thomas Popiel for being selected as the local winner in Oak Park-River Forest Patch's Deck the House Contest.
Popiel did all of the heavy lifting — and took the time to shoot and upload a photo here — so let's help him out and push our local winner all the way to the finals by voting on Dec. 30.
Here's how it works:
Of these best and brightest, Patch judges will select 24 National Finalists from Patch communities shining all over the country. And since it’s the season of giving, Patch will take care of their holiday spirit-spiked electricity bill for the entire month of December, up to $500.
Finally, the one Grand Prize Winner will earn $100,000 for the winner's public schools! Check back here on Friday to see if Popiel made it into the finals and, if so, to vote for Oak Park-River Forest's winner.