MOUNT VERNON — Flowers for You at 22 E. Gambier St. was the winner of the 2018 Main Street Mount Vernon’s Christmas window display contest. Over 20 windows featured a variety of holiday scenes, “March of the Toys,” beautiful store merchandise, and Christmas cheer.
Full of decorated trees and toys, Flowers For You’s window features a larger than life nutcracker, a jack in the box and lots of toys. Candy canes and stuffed animals adorn the theme tree within, and other trees are full of gold, purple and silver ornaments. Their annual poinsettia display fills a side window.
Herald’s Appliances & Electronics at 121 S. Main St. won best in theme. A large tree fills the background of each window and the front is full of toys. One window features toys from Christmases past including blocks, dolls and teddy bears. The other is filled of present day toys including Pikachu, Nemo, Lightning McQueen and more.
Crickets on South Main at 120 S. Main St. took the Most Downtown Spirit award. Three trees, a fireplace, and many toys adorn the porch of this business. Nutcrackers filled a bench, toy vehicles were under each tree, a riding NYPD car, and a tricycle added to the old-fashioned toy Christmas feel.
Judge’s Choice went to Paul’s Flower Shop, located at 49 Public Square and Woolson’s Company at 115 S. Main St. Paul’s Flower Shop featured two life-size Nutcrackers that guard the front entry as well as two trees, a fireplace and toys fill the front window. Woolson’s Company featured toys of the past including a Cabbage Patch doll, a tea set, rocking horse and lots of toy cars framing the front.
The volunteer judges were from Food For The Hungry.
“Thank you so much to all businesses who participated in the contest or decorated their storefronts in any way,” said Carrie Hyman, Main Street Mount Vernon Executive Director. “Mount Vernon is lucky to have a beautiful downtown at all times of the year, but especially during the holiday season. That extra effort creates a special atmosphere for families to enjoy. I encourage everyone to really look at and appreciate the windows as they shop downtown.”
For more information about Main Street Mount Vernon, call 740-393-1481 or go to www.mainstreetmountvernon.com.