Decorating village businesses

They rode a Harbor Transit bus instead of a reindeer-towed sleigh, but Village Council members still slid into the holiday season Monday night during the eighth annual window decorating contest.
Marie Havenga
Dec 11, 2013

The bus donned colored lights and holiday decorations as it trekked around town to tour seven business contestants.

When the votes were tallied, council awarded first place to On the Path Yoga, 701 E. Savidge St. The yoga studio owned by village resident Sandy Parker also won the People's Choice award for a robot-themed window that featured the words "Reprogram Your Life" illuminated by black light.

Second place went to Amy's Hair Hydeaway, 110 S. Lake Ave. Village Baker, 617 E. Savidge St., took third place.

Village Manager Jim MacLachlan said it was difficult choosing a winner from an impressive array of displays.

“Although the weather was frigid, the Christmas spirit warmed our hearts as we toured the business district,” he said. “We celebrate our village businesses and the way they celebrate the holiday season with their vibrant window displays.”

Village administrative assistant Mary Paparella organized the annual tour. Participating businesses donated gift cards and goodie bags that will be awarded to the winners, she said.
 

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