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2019 Deck the Harbor Contest Winners Announced!

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Gig Harbor’s downtown waterfront merchants have decked themselves to the hilt for the annual “Deck the Harbor” decorating contest presented by the Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance. The downtown waterfront businesses join in this friendly competition to create festive window displays, storefronts and interiors to help create an old fashioned, small town Christmas feeling each year.  The Gig Harbor community is invited to come downtown and enjoy these wonderful displays while shopping local this holiday season.

The Alliance’s panel of judges for the contest featured Alliance Executive Director, Mary
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 DesMarais, Special Projects Coordinator, Josh Sherwin and Waterfront Farmers Market Manager, Heidi Gerling.  All were thrilled with the creative energy and holiday spirit demonstrated by the participating businesses.  

Congratulations to all our Deck the Harbor winners!

Best Christmas Scene:  Allovus (8811 N. Harborview Drive)

Most Elegant Display:  dolly mama boutique (7700 Pioneer Way #103)

Best Interior:  Anthony’s Gig Harbor (8827 N. Harborview Drive)

Best Painted Window:  Gretchen Giese Artworks (7805A Pioneer Way, Suite A)

Best Representation of Business:  For the Love of Spice (3104 Harborview Drive)

Best Residential Display: Our wonderful neighbors at 3309 Harborview Drive

Best Storefront:  Tickled Pink (3026 Harborview Drive)

Best Traditional Display:  Boujie (7807 Pioneer Way)
Best Use of Lights:  The Beach Basket (4102 Harborview Drive)

Best Vintage Display:  No Dearth of Books (7803 Pioneer Way) 

Best Window Display: Fox Island Trading Company, complete with falling snow!
(3225 Harborview Drive)

Best Winter Window:  The Weathered Cottage (3306 Harborview Drive) 

Honorable mentions include the Tides Tavern for their festive interior, and Williams Flower & Gift for their beautiful window display.

We would be remiss if we did not extend our thanks and appreciation to the City of Gig Harbor for the beautiful cedar garlands and natural wreaths they hung throughout the downtown, and to Horsehead Bay Garden Club for the planter decorations at the Harborview and Pioneer intersection.

The Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance extends a heartfelt thank you to all the businesses that showed their holiday spirit by participating in Deck the Harbor this season.  For photos of participating businesses, visit “It’s A Wonderful Waterfront – Gig Harbor” on Facebook.  Be sure to shop local and support small businesses this Christmas season and throughout the year!

The Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to bringing together community and waterfront district stakeholders, encouraging economic vitality and preserving our historic character.  The office is located at 3133 Harborview Drive, Suite 101.  For information about the GHDWA contact Mary DesMarais, Executive Director, at (253) 514-0071.