The Downtown Development Commission (DDC) is pleased to announce the “Spring Into Cumberland” Window Decorating Contest, taking place from May 1st through June 5th. The contest will provide an opportunity for downtown businesses in the DDC primary and secondary districts and any nonprofits, schools and organizations to create a window display and be eligible for prizes.
The contest will help to decrease vacant store-front windows, enhance existing business windows and provide promotion and awareness for businesses and community groups. There are 17 businesses and 11 organizations that are participating, all having windows at their business or organization location, unless otherwise noted.
Participants include the following businesses: Ally B Ceramics, Baltimore Street Collectibles, Barkin’ Basement, Bloom Box Queen City, The Book Center, Café Mark, Community Acupuncture (10 North Liberty St.), Home Before Dawn, Hobbies Plus, Huffman Antiques, Lepley Dance Studio, M&M Bake Shop, Meg Romero Studio, Pepper in a Bottle, Terry’s Jewelers, Western Maryland Music Center and WheelzUp Adventures.
The following organizations are also participating: Allegany Arts Council, Allegany College of Maryland/Culinaire Café, Allegany County Habitat for Humanity (145 Baltimore St.), Area Health Education Center West (AHEC), Chessie Federal Credit Union, Community Café (128 Baltimore St.), Hoye House History & Tour Center (128 Baltimore St.), Maryland Legal Aid (62 Baltimore St.), Parkside Elementary School 2nd Grade (45 Baltimore St.), TriState Community Concert Association (145 Baltimore St.) and Western Maryland Scenic Railroad.
Contest winners will be determined by a public vote. Each window will have a QR code to scan in order to vote. Each time you vote, you can choose one business and one organization. First, second and third place winners in each category will each receive marketing packages worth $750, $500 and $250.
For more information, please contact Melinda Kelleher, Executive Director of the Downtown Development Commission at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-759-6443.