Highland Manor of Mesquite held their second annual Adopt-a-Door contest which was open to individuals and business around the community for a $1 entry fee. The contest involved adopting a resident’s door and decorating it in a holiday theme. The contest is meant to spread cheer to the residents and brighten up the halls for both residents and their visitors during the holidays.
This year’s contest included 33 doors which were voted on by staff and residents. Mesquite Local News took the Resident’s Choice Award for favorite door by unanimous decision.
The door, which was created by MLN Administrative Assistant and Writer, Teri Nehrenz, adorns the door of WilliamTrump and George Veit; Trump is Nehrenz’s father-in-Law.
The door is made of cardboard discarded by Mesa View Hospital Warehouse employees along with quite a lot of hot glue and paint. It looks heavy but weighs less than 10 lbs. The decoration is made of one solid piece which was then tied onto the door.
Marlene Trump, William’s wife, who spends most of her day at the Manor at her husband’s side, said she had been getting a lot of company over the weeks since the door was completed on Dec. 4.
Nehrenz said the door was a labor of love but she can’t deny that the contest aspect also appealed to her slightly competitive nature.
Nehrenz has organized and designed entries into two past contests for the MLN. The MLN took second place in the Trunk-or-Treat competition on Halloween and received an award for Most Inspirational for their entry into this Year’s Festival of Trees in November.
The Adopt-a-Door contest continued through Monday Dec. 21 on the Highland Manor of Mesquite Facebook page where people will have the chance to vote by liking the picture of your favorite door. The door with the most likes will be posted on the MLN website once the results have been announced.