BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Friends of Bridgewater History is planning the second annual Friends of Bridgewater History 2019 "Merry and Bright of Bridgewater" Holiday Lights Contest.

The kick-off event will be held Dec. 7 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Van Horne House, on East Main Street. It is co-sponsored by the Heritage Trail Association.

Township residents who decorate their homes for the holiday season are encouraged to enter the contest at www.friendsofbridgewater.org by Dec. 6. Voting will be held from Dec. 8 through Dec. 31, and is done through social media.

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There will be first, second and third place prizes for Best Lit and Decorated Home.

The cost to register for the contest is $20. All proceeds will benefit the Friends of Bridgewater History, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to preserving and protecting the township's rich history.

For more information, contact friendsofbridgewaterhistory@gmail.com.