Historic Atkins Porter Neighborhood Association

The Historic Atkins-Porter Neighborhood Association is dedicated to preserving the history, integrity, safety and sense of community of the Atkins-Porter neighborhood. The group holds monthly meetings at the botanical garden, 311 Jackson St. on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm.
The group does not meet in December, January and February meetings are held at the Old 5 & 10 Event Center on the north side of the court square, 110 W. Washington St. 

Christmas Lighting Festival

Historic Atkins-Porter Neighborhood Association and Paris Board of Public Utilities present Christmas Lighting Festival – 2020

HO! HO! HO! Spread some Christmas cheer and love during this fourth annual event! Here’s the info.

Who can enter?

· Anyone who owns or rents a home in the Historic Atkins-Porter Neighborhood (HAPNA) boundaries: Tyson Avenue to Veterans Drive/S. Market Street to East Wood Street.

· Entry is FREE, no entry forms to fill out.

· All decorated homes within the neighborhood boundaries will be considered.

· HAPNA board members/officers are not eligible to win. What are the categories? Trophies awarded to best-decorated FRONT exteriors:

1. Best Decorated Porch

2. Best Decorated Yard

3. Best Decorated House

4. Best Religious Decorations

5. Clark Griswold Award

6. Most Appealing Street

7. Judges’ Favorite 

What are the dates?

· Saturday, December 12 – Judging takes place after 6 pm from the street. Trophies awarded Sunday evening.

· December 13 – Winning addresses announced to local media, on FB and NextDoor.com.

· The public is invited to view our festive, lighted neighborhood from December 13 – January 1.

Other info:

· LED lighting is encouraged but not mandatory.

· If leaving town during the holidays, consider putting lights on a timer or asking a friend to turn on your lights each evening.

· Questions – Text Susan Jones at 731-693-2696 or call and leave a message.

· Register for the Chamber’s Light Up Paris TN Christmas Light Tour at lightupparistn.com. Watch their social media pages for more info!