Welcome to another exciting year for the Kettering Holiday at Home festivities. This year we are taking a step back to remember our roots and why we are here. The sole purpose of Holiday at Home being held over the Labor Day weekend is to provide the city of Kettering and the surrounding communities a reason to stay at home and stay safe rather than travel out of town over the holiday.
We are able to do this through a variety of exciting activities. This year, the focus is on a French saying, "Laissez les bons temps rouler!" which translates, “Let the good times roll!” Our theme is “Mardi Gras comes to Holiday at Home” and you will be able to enjoy the excitement from the parade decorations, and we hope you will create your own exciting float, to the scholarship competitions’ essay question. This year, we are proud to have established relationships with three local universities and college who will help contribute to the scholarship winnings with additional aid for tuition expenses. Our thanks to the University of Dayton, Sinclair Community College, and Wright State University for their commitments.
Holiday at Home will host its annual 5k Race with an emphasis on a children’s Fun Run. Also for the kids, we will have our poster contest in which we ask for the best expression of this year’s theme. We are proud to bring back our Air Cooled Volkswagen Auto Show on Sunday and a hand selected Auto Show for Monday. Top that off with festive live music and delicious food and the weekend is set!
If you know a local business who would like to be a sponsor, or someone who is a fantastic crafter, or someone interested in running in the 5k Race, please contact us. We are always on the lookout for new and exciting people to join the Holiday at Home family. Otherwise, we will see you September 6 and 7. Be sure to wear your beads!