Each kid enters a tie in the contest. Ties can be something a father already owns or purchased from a thrift store. The kids can decorate them to make them even more ridiculous.
All the ties should be displayed in the foyer, with a Buddy Barrel or Buddy Box next to each one. Voting is done with money. Church members put a dollar in the container by the tie that they think is the ugliest.
This contest could last two weeks to one month. Voters can place more than one vote. The child who brought the winning tie could win a prize.
The winning tie should be worn by the senior pastor or children’s pastor on the Sunday following the end of the contest. The pastor can preach on a suitable subject, such as: God doesn’t look at the outer appearance but at the heart.