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Annual Frozen in Time set for this Saturday

Alex Doty • Feb 4, 2016 at 2:00 PM

Downtown Grand Haven’s storefronts will once again become a showcase for more than just the products they sell during the 6th annual Frozen in Time event, taking place this weekend.

Set for 2-4 p.m. Saturday, this year’s event will feature businesses in the Main Street district showcasing favorite book characters. The event is a window display competition, complete with live mannequins and an Oscar-style awards ceremony.

“The participating businesses have come up with some very creative concepts. Many of the book themes relate directly to the theme of the store, or one of their employees,” Main Street DDA Director Diane Sheridan said. “We expect a big turnout for Frozen in Time as the public wanders through our Main Street district, enjoying the window scenes and finding their favorite. Hopefully, they’ll do some shopping and dining while they’re here too.”

More than 20 businesses have signed on to participate. Each one will feature live, motionless mannequins depicting a scene from a favorite book.

Three preselected judges will choose a “best window” to be recognized during the awards ceremony. The public is invited to wander throughout the district, matching the recreated book scenes with the corresponding business on a special scorecard for a chance to win cash and prizes, and to vote for their favorite window.

Scorecards are available at any participating business. The official Frozen in Time zone encompasses businesses along Washington Avenue from Harbor Drive to Third Street and Centertown businesses along Seventh and Washington.

Frozen in Time will end promptly at 4 p.m., followed by a special reception and awards ceremony at 4:30 p.m. at the Tri-Cities Historical Museum, 200 Washington Ave. The judges’ winners will be announced, along with the “People’s Choice” winner.

The public is invited to come and meet the live mannequins and bring their completed scorecards to be entered into a drawing for cash and door prizes donated by sponsoring Main Street businesses.

This year’s participating businesses include: Borr’s Shoes, Blueberry Haven, Booked for the Season, Buffalo Bob’s, C2C Gallery, Calico Cat, Donaylle Nicole Hair Studio, Down to Earth, Flotos, Kilwin’s, Lee & Birch, MacKite, Michigan Rag, Paper Place, Santo Stefano del Lago, Studio 206, The Baker’s Wife, The Bookman, The Creative Fringe, Tlaquepaque, Vintage Green, What A Gem, and the Tri-Cities Historical Museum.

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