Savings Bank of Walpole is asking the community to help it ring in the holidays with some friendly competition.

Employees at the bank’s five branches are participating in a decorating contest, according to a news release.

Photos of the decorated branches will be posted on Savings Bank of Walpole’s Facebook page Friday, where people will be able to vote on their favorite throughout the weekend by “liking” the picture.

The winner, judged by the most Facebook likes, will be announced Dec. 17. The top prize is $250, and second place wins $100, all of which will go to a local nonprofit organization selected by each branch:

Court Street: Keene Housing Kids Collaborative

West Street: The Samaritans Inc. in Keene

Marlboro Street: The Community Kitchen in Keene

Walpole Village: Southwestern Community Services

North Meadow Plaza: Greater Falls Warming Shelter in North Walpole

Go to to see pictures of the contest Friday.

Sierra Hubbard can be reached at 355-8546 or at Follow her on Twitter at @SierraHubbardKS.