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JRC Announces 2018 Storefront Holiday Decorating Contest Winners

Jamestown Renaissance Corporation (JRC) has announced the winners of the annual Downtown Jamestown Storefront Holiday Decorating Contest. The contest began in 2015 as a way to encourage business owners in downtown Jamestown to dress up their businesses for the holidays and to increase the curb appeal for visitors shopping and eating downtown during the holiday season. 25 businesses participated in 2018 and were judged by members of the Jamestown area community.

“Congratulations to the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum, our first place winner!  There were many beautiful windows this year.  Thank you to all of the businesses who decorated, and thank you to all of the judges for volunteering their time to carefully check out each window,” said Kristy Kathman, Deputy Director for JRC. “Between the window decorations, the tree in Tracy Plaza, and the decorations on the streets, downtown Jamestown looks very festive!”

Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum, 1st Place Winner

The second place winner was Crown Street Roasting Company, and third place went to The Jamestown Gazette. Each business that participated in the holiday decorating contest had a chance to win an advertising grant from the JRC and Jamestown Up Close to use in the coming year ranging from $1,000 to $250.

“Our staff is very excited to have won this year’s Storefront Holiday Decorating Contest! We would like to thank all who voted for our window this year and to all the other businesses who participated with their beautifully decorated windows. So many businesses came out and decorated our town so beautifully for the season to come! Our staff looks forward to this event every year as it really gets the town into the holiday spirit,” said Sarah Snavley, Retail Coordinator for the Museum.  “This contest is a huge team effort and I couldn’t have asked for a better team to help me decorate it. Thank you again, Jamestown and Happy Holidays from the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum and the National Comedy Center!”

The storefront decorating contest ran from November 30 to December 9. The People’s Choice award was determined via Facebook vote which ran from December 3 to December 9.  Patient’s Pharmacy won the People’s Choice award, and chose The Cherry Lounge as the place they would like to receive a $100 lunch voucher to for their staff. 

The Jamestown Renaissance Corporation makes Jamestown better through inspiration, action, and celebration. For more information on Jamestown Renaissance Corporation, please visit www.jamestownrenaissance.org or call 716-489-3491. You can also learn more about the organization by joining their Facebook page.