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Chamber announces window decorating contest winners

| January 26, 2021 1:00 AM

The Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of the third annual Holiday Window Decorating Competition.

The winners will receive free advertising courtesy of donors Blue Sky Broadcasting, Like Media and The Reader.

The competition is held each year beginning the Friday after Thanksgiving until the day before Christmas Eve and voting is open to the public. There is also a panel of secret judges comprised of community members ranging in age and background. The votes are tallied by the chamber staff, who presented the winners with their certificates.

The secret judges vote winner was Azalea Handpicked Style for their birch tree-inspired paper decorations.

The People’s Choice Award went to Finan McDonald for their fun twinkly light display.

Outdoor Experience was selected as the overall winner for their playful Santa-in-his-cups window featuring hand-cut snowflakes.

The theme of the 2021 competition will be "Silver and Gold" and calls for participation will be early November.

“The chamber of commerce wants to thank all the participants and is looking forward to seeing what they come up with for next year,” said Ricci Witte, chamber staffer. “Thank you also to Keokee Media for designing the voting cards. We couldn’t have done this event without such enthusiastic community involvement.”

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(Photo courtesy KATE McALISTER)

Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce staffer Ricci Witte presents Finan McDonald with the 2020 People’s Choice certificate.

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(Photo courtesy KATE McALISTER)

Ricci Witte of the Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce presents Azalea with their 2020 Judges Choice certificate.