On March 27th, 2020 Sanford Porchfest and Sanford365 invited all Sanford residents to celebrate our resilient, lovely city by decorating their front porches with scenes of hope, happiness and neighborly love. As a way to show the world that we are not alone in this time of self-isolation and uncertainty.
Families and neighbors came together using items found within their household and got creative as they decorated their front porches with painted cardboard, brightly colored paper, balloons and other festive decor found within their homes. What a joy it was to see our community’s creativity spark and to listen to the buzz as neighbors began to notice these beautifully decorated porches.
We cannot thank you all enough not only for participating, but also for taking the time to bring a smile to others’ faces.
Both, Sanford Porchfest and Sanford365 came together and asked 6 Sanford residents to partake in the judging process. The six judges were given 25 points to allocate in any increment amongst their top three favorites. Those points were then tallied to determine a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place design. All the submissions were amazing and we are so impressed by the level of participation by our community.
Congratulations to the judge’s top three picks and kudos to all involved!
Please take a moment and view all the entries below, and thank you again to all of those who participated
The top three winners are as follows.
*disclaimer: homes affiliated with SPF or S365 members were not included in the contest judging*
1st Place Prize:
(Sanford Strong, Garcia, Magnolia Ave): $50 gift card to the downtown Sanford business of your choice, Sanford Porchfest merch pack and a Sanford, FL Illustrated Poster courtesy of Sanford365.
2nd Place Prize:
(Bokey Brave, Pilk, Palmetto Ave): $25 gift card gift card to the downtown Sanford business of your choice, Sanford Porchfest merch pack and a
Sanford, FL Illustrated Poster courtesy of Sanford365.
3rd Place Prize
(Sanford Seussland, Updike, Magnolia Ave): $10 gift card to the downtown Sanford business of your choice and a Sanford Porchfest merch pack.
Thank you to everyone who submitted their porch decorations. Let us introduce to you the panel of judges for Porch, Love and Happiness:
Tom, Sanford Resident
Amber, Whisker Works
Maguire, Magpies Modern General
Jeanine, Jeanine Taylor Folk Art
Derrick, The Historic Sanford Welcome Center
Margie, Board & Brush Sanford FL
WATCH Shelly Allen (co-founder of Sanford Porchfest) chat about Porch, Love, Happiness ON WESH 2, CLICK HERE!