A mysterious yard decoration that’s part of a pay-it-forward prank has neighbors scratching their heads and smiling.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Owen Skoler
Thursday, December 13, 2012
A two-story tall inflatable yard decoration of Santa Claus is mysteriously sprouting in the yards of Glendale residents in what appears to be a pay-it-forward prank. The larger than life Santa Claus has been traveling from yard to yard since Dec. 1. No one knows where the decoration came from, but residents are gleefully following its instructions. (See related on Patch: 'Nutcracker on Ice' Puts Spin on Holiday Favorite) According to printing on the decoration, those who discover the inflatable Santa Claus are to set it up in a neighbor’s yard within 24 hours. Whoever has the Santa on Dec. 23 is to keep it until the new year when someone will pick it up. Kirkwood High School English teacher Katie Meyers was pranked Dec. 8 when the Santa …
Get out the lights and holly. Your decorating could net $100,000 to our schools.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to win a $100,000 gift to the Kirkwood Public Schools. Patch.com is launching a nationwide contest to find the best dressed home in its Patch communities, and the winner’s school district will receive $100,000, no strings attached. Here’s how the contest works. Beginning on Dec. 8 and continuing through Dec. 26, you can nominate your home by uploading a photo to the contest entry form on the site. During that same time period you and your neighbors will also be able to vote for your favorite festive home. The winning entry will be forwarded to a national Patch judge that will select 24 finalists. Each finalist will receive $500 that they can apply to their December electric bill. From Dec. 30 through Jan…