CHESTERTON – The Duneland Chamber of Commerce will be conducting an essay contest to kick off Hometown Holiday Celebration on Nov. 25. Share with us what you love about the holidays. The winner will win a $50 gift card, conduct the fourth annual tree lighting ceremony in downtown Chesterton and be the grand marshals in our Twilight Christmas parade. The essay must be 500 words or less and be written by a Duneland resident under the age of 14. Mail the essay to 220 Broadway, Chesterton IN 46304 or email to email@example.com. Visit Hometown Holiday Celebration event page on our website for more information and to download the essay form. Essay forms can also be picked up at the Duneland Chamber of Commerce. Submission deadline is 5 p.m. Nov. 17. Call 219-926-5513.