NFL Pick 'Ems:
How well do you know NFL football? Here is your chance to show off your knowledge. Print the weekly matchups provided for you on the ERC website (under the forms tab) and mark the team that will win the head to head matchup for that week. Your prediction for the final score of the Monday Night Football game will be used as a tiebreaker if two or more participants pick the same number of games correctly. The person closest to the overall score of the game is the winner. Weekly results will be posted to the ERC website. Weekly prizes are given, and a grand prize is awarded to the TOP finisher overall.
Registration Deadline: Wednesdays by 5:00 p.m. during the regular season
Start Date: September 4
2020 Standings Week 17
Contest Dates: October 1 – October 31
Turkey Free Throw Contest
Need a turkey for Thanksgiving Dinner? Here’s a chance to win one for the family! This event is an adult/child basketball free throw shooting contest. Add your scores together and compete against other teams within your division. Turkeys will be given to each age division champ! All non-perishable foods are donated to the Ellis Food Boxes and Pantry.
**Due to Covid, there are reserved shooting times. Pre-Registration is required to secure your time. If an adult is shooting with multiple children, they will all be scheduled together. Adult shooters must be 18 or older and out of high school.
Date: November 22
Registration Deadline: November 18
Fee: Two (2) Non-Perishable Food Items
Time: Competition begins 1pm
Age Divisions: Boys & Girls: 6 & Under, 8 & Under, 10 & Under, 12 & Under, 14 & Under, 18 & Under
Location: Old High School Gym
Sponsored by: Ellis Knights of Columbus
Holiday Coloring Contest:
Let’s decorate the walls of Santa’s Workshop (AKA the Ellis Public Library) during Polar Express! Coloring pages will be provided for each grade level. Bring your decorated picture into the ERC Office by November 25. Please be sure to color your grade division’s picture and fill out the Name/Grade box as each grade will be judged separately. There is a limit of one picture per participant. All pictures are displayed in Santa’s Workshop.
Registration Deadline: November 23
Age Divisions: Pre-School, Kindergarten-6th Grade, Jr. High/High School & Adult
Christmas Decorating Contest:
It's that time of year to brighten the outside of your home for the holidays and show off your Christmas decorating skills. This year, we are partnering with Nex-Tech Wireless to provide text voting so the whole community can be a part of the fun. Look for the sign in the yard for the number to text. Text voting begins Dec. 1 and will continue through Dec. 18.
To enter, complete an entry form found at www.ellisrec.org and return it to the ERC Office. The ERC will drop a voting sign in your yard. Winners of Chamber Cash will be notified the week of Dec. 21
Registration Deadline: December 1
Location: One-Mile Radius of Ellis City Limits
Division: Individual Residence or Business
Snow Sculpture Contest:
Grab your hats and gloves and head outside to let your imagination run wild in the snow. The ERC is looking for snow sculptures this winter. Enter by posting a photo of your creation on the ERC’s Snow Sculpture Event on Facebook. Also include the names of who built the creation. The picture with the most “likes” wins! Winners will be announced after Spring Break.
Begins: First Snow
Ends: After Spring Break
Longest Pheasant Tail Contest:
Bring your longest pheasant tail feather into the ERC Office and display it on the “Wall of Feathers.” Pheasant tail feathers must be from a bird bagged during the current pheasant season. There is a maximum of one entry per individual. A prize will be given to each division winner. Tail feather(s) may be picked up after the contest is complete.
Begins: Opening Day of Pheasant Season (Nov. 14th)
Ends: January 31, 2021
Divisions: 12 years and Under, 13-18 years, and Adult
March Madness Bracket Contest:
It’s simple! Fill out an NCAA Men’s National Tournament Bracket and submit to the ERC Office before the first game is played. Brackets may be picked up or downloaded from the Ellis Rec. website when posted by the NCAA. This is a FREE event and there will be prizes for the Top 3 places. Only one entry per person.
Registration Deadline: Before the first game is played
Divisions: Youth and Adult
Sponsored By: Arthur's Pizza & Mexican Food Inc & Ellis Recreation Commission
Easter Egg Coloring Contest:
Bring your completely decorated egg into the Ellis RR Museum Train depot. There will be entry forms the day of the contest. Pre-registration is not required.
Date: April 11, 2020
Registration Time: 10:30-11:00 a.m.
Judging Time: 11:00 a.m.
Divisions: Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st – 2nd, 3rd – 4th, 5th – 6th grade, Jr. High-High School, Adult