HAMMOND | What do you want for Christmas? Write an essay and tell the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority what you really want for Christmas, much like Ralphie Parker did in the holiday movie classic, “A Christmas Story,”and possibly win a prize.
Ralphie poured his heart out in his theme for his teacher, Miss Shields, about how he wants a Red Ryder BB Gun.
Entries for the “What I Want For Christmas” Write a Theme Contest must be dropped off at the Indiana Welcome Center or mailed to “Write a Theme Contest, 7770 Corinne Drive, Hammond, IN 46323” by Dec. 12.
There are three age categories: 9 and younger, 10 – 18 years and 19 and older. Entries must include name, address, phone number and age category, and should be more than 20 words, but not exceed 250.
Winners in each category will win a prize valued from $50 to $150.
The Write a Theme Contest is part of the ongoing exhibit “A Christmas Story” Comes Home. The exhibit features six animatronic displays depicting scenes from the holiday movie classic, “A Christmas Story.” The exhibit will run from Nov. 10 through Jan. 6, 2013.
For more information, visit www.aChristmasStoryComesHome.com or call Bethany Randolph, at (219) 989-7770.