CDRC Decorating Contest

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Winners for the “Christmas at Macy’s and 5th Avenue” holiday decorating contest have been announced.  Wabanaki Culture Center is the winner of the “Best Seasonal Expression”category; Hairlines Hair Studio, is the winner of “Most Traditional” category; and C.I.A. is winner of “Most Creative” category.

Over 25 businesses spruced up for this friendly holiday decorating competition and residents and visitors were winners, too.  As people went about their holiday business, they got to see all the super decorations.  

Just in case you might have missed one, here’s the list of all businesses who participated:  Artemis’s Attic, Bangor Savings Bank, Border Subz, Boston Shoe Store, C.I.A., Calais Bookshop, Calais Screen Printing, Down East Credit Union, Dunkin’ Donuts, Eastern Maine Appliance, First National Bank, Flowers by Janie, Freshies – On the Run, Hair I Am, Headlines Hair Studio, Kendall Fine Jewelers, Label Shopper, Machias Savings Bank, Maine Motor Vehicle, Maineline Studio, Merciers Hair Salon, Sherwin Williams, South of the Border, Tami Smith Accounting, Urban Moose, Wabanaki Culture Center, and Yancy’s. There’s still plenty time to check them out, night or day.

Owners of empty storefronts also got in the spirit of the holiday decorating contest. Look for decorations at the former Bernardini’s Restaurant (89 Main St.), the storefront adjacent to Urban Moose (300 block Main St.), and Gail Wahl’s building (479 Main St.).

The contest was sponsored by the Calais Downtown Revitalization Coalition (CDRC)  in  hopes of starting a city tradition and bringing a delightful experience for citizens in the Calais area.