Welcome to Candy Cane Court! This is one of seven houses on the court who all decorate together. The court is home to a gingerbread family, bakeshop, a snowman family, penguins, reindeer, a reindeer stable, train depot, toy shop, toy soldiers, elves, a nativity scene, Santa, lots of lights, and of course, candy canes! We collect for STEAC (Short Term Emergency Aid Committee) to help the needy families in the Davis area. Happy Holidays! Our hours are Sunday through Thursday from 6:00 - 9:00 and Friday and Saturday from 6:00 - 10:00
2012 - all houses would be lit by Saturday, December 15th
Dec 2011 - Jan 2012 - Text from Patch.com: Powell entered her home in Patch's national Deck the House contest during the holidays and was selected as one of the top 24 finalists in late December. Davis jumped out to a massive lead the moment voting opened up, thanks to support from the Davis Enterprise and constant effort by the community, both online and on the streets. Read the entire article.
PATCH ANNOUNCES WINNER OF DECK THE HOUSE CONTEST;
DAVIS, CA PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO RECEIVE $100,000 DONATION
January 10, 2012 -- Patch has announced that it will award $100,000 to local schools in Davis, CA, after a local familys holiday display won Patchs nationwide Deck the House contest. The Davis home of the Powell Family featured a display titled Candy Cane Court, that included homemade wooden cut-outs made by the family of a variety of holiday icons including snowmen, a toy shop, elves, and of course, candy canes, among a sea of glittering lights. Patch, AOLs platform of hyperlocal news, information and engagement sites across the country, will honor Powells victory at a local event in the coming weeks.
"We can't even begin to say 'thanks' for the amazing gift that Patch has given our town, say homeowners Kristy and Jim Powell. Davis is alive with so much excitement at the thought of how this money will help out our schools. We feel truly blessed!"
Deck the House launched in December to promote community engagement with the ultimate goal of supporting local public schools, and garnered close to 70,000 votes from Patch users for their favorite local homeowners holiday display.
"This is symbolic of the Davis community, their commitment to education," said Superintendent Winfred Roberson. "It just symbolizes how strong this community is."
The Powell home was named among the top 24 finalists after voting closed in December and won $500 toward their December electric bill. Their display serves as the setting for the Davis community to collect canned foods for local charities, and also is a backdrop for Santa night, when children meet and take photos with Santa. Members of the Holmes Junior High School band have played holiday music on-site for the past two years, and the University of California at Davis Aggie Band has also performed at the holiday display.
Deck the House brought forth not only some of the most creative home designs from across the U.S., but also fostered a great deal of neighborhood pride, says Warren Webster, Patch president. Many homeowners who decorate in a big way for the holidays also tend to be big-hearted when it comes to serving their communities and helping others in need. We are honored to be able to congratulate the Powell family by making this donation to the Davis public school system.
Deck the House is Patch's third national contest to date. Prior contests were a Mothers Day "Spaliday" sweepstakes in May of 2011 to give Patch moms a welcome spa retreat from their hectic lives, and Patchs Little Pumpkins Costume Challenge With Heidi Klum, for Halloween 2011, in which the superstar selected the most creative costume of the season from thousands of photos submitted through the Patch community.
Above text supplied by Sheila Jamision of Patch.
2/1/2012 Davis Patch and the Powell family handed over $100,000 to the Davis Joint Unified School District at last Friday's varsity basketball game. It was a great celebration that culminated in a triple-overtime victory over Elk Grove. Relive the night -- from the handing over of the large check to the final play of the game -- in this video.