Friday, October 19, 2007

“Downtown Clayton Holiday Decorating Contest” Announced by Downtown Development Association

Two holiday decorating contests are being organized by the Clayton Downtown Development Association for the upcoming Christmas season.

A Downtown Storefront Decorating Contest will be judged on the evening of November 27 and winners will be announced at 8:30 pm on November 29 at the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Town Square. Award categories will be Most Creative, Most Traditional and Best Overall. A “People’s Choice” award will also be determined and announced at the same time. A “Grinch” award will also be bestowed on non-participating storefronts! All businesses and buildings in the downtown commercial district (Robertson St to US 70 between First Street, Main Street and Second Street) will be considered. Cash prizes will be granted to category winners: $100 each for Best Overall and People’s Choice; $75 each for Most Creative and Most Traditional. Winners will be announced a celebrity guest!

In addition, a Downtown Residential Decorating Contest will be judged between December 9 and 12 and announced on December 14. Categories will be Best Overall, Most Traditional, Most Creative and Best Neighborhood Block. All residential neighborhoods within the boundaries of Robertson Street to the west, US 70 to the south, town limits to the north and US 70 to the east will be considered. Gift prizes will be given to residential winners.

Anonymous judges for both contests will be from outside Clayton and winners and honorable mentions will receive certificates.

For more information, visit or call Debbie Hammond at Fancy That Gifts at 550-2946 or Lyn Austin at 553-4439.

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