Congratulations, Betty Wood, for being the Santa Cruz winner of the Patch Deck the House contest. Unfortunately, our town didn't make it to the top 24 finalists, but homes in four California towns did: Davis, Monrovia, Pacifica and Rohnert Park.
To vote for one of the homes competing nationally to win a $100,000 donation for one lucky local school district, visit deckthehouse.patch.com/entries.
A special thank you to everyone who entered. You've made our dark nights more festive and "oooh-worthy" this holiday season.
National voting continues through 9 p.m. Jan. 8.