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“Deck the Harbor” Storefront Decorating Contest Returns!

Gig Harbor, WA – November 20, 2013 The Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance is pleased to announce the return of Deck the Harbor, the festive downtown waterfront holiday storefront decoration contest. This holiday display contest invites all waterfront merchants to create a festive and welcoming shopping experience for their customers.

Merchants are encouraged to have their displays ready by Friday, November 29 so people shopping downtown on Small Business Saturday (November 30) can enjoy the festive feeling of the waterfront. Judging of the decorating will take place on Wednesday, December 4. Certificates of Award will be given to the store determined to be the best in each of the following categories:

· Best Christmas Scene

· Best Interior

· Best Painted Windows

· Best Storefront

· Best Representation of Business

· Best Themed Window

· Best Use of Candlelight

· Best Window Display

· Most Elegant Display

· People's Choice

The public is invited to vote for their favorite display in the People's Choice category. Shoppers are encouraged to stop in at the store they feel has the best display and vote! People's Choice voting begins on Saturday, November 30th and continues through Tuesday, December 24, and winners will be announced the week of December 30th.

Enjoy the feel of an old fashioned, small town Christmas! Shop local and support small businesses in the Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront District this Christmas season!

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CONTACT:  Mary DesMarais, Executive Director

Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance

253-514-0071

info@ghhwa.orgwww.gigharborwaterfront.org