GLOBE – Calling all historic downtown merchants! It is that time again to decorate your windows, buildings, or take to the sidewalks with your favorite temporary sidewalk-chalk art in “Fall or Halloween” theme.
This contest is all for bragging rights, photo ops, customer appreciation and for the pure fun of it. “People’s Choice” voting will be held on Halloween night, October 31st during the huge downtown block party from 5:30-8 on the old courthouse bandstand. Remind your customers to come out that night and vote-vote-vote!
Calling all photographers with 2018 pictures up their sleeves! Last year’s Halloween event people’s choice overall winner was for Tanner and his team at Western Reprographics, it was a fully interactive sight to see! (The kiddo’s loved it and remembered to cast their votes.) Congratulations, Tanner & team.
We also had the secret judging team out, and they reported back to us that the competition was far too amazing and we needed more categories for judging, we agreed and handed them a list and sent them back out. Here were their results: “Best Storefront, Over-the-Top” went to Western Reprographics; “Best Storefront, Out-of-the-Box” went to Kino’s Floors & Interiors; “Best Storefront, General” went to the 1881 Keegan Building (formerly Bacon’s Boots, now owned by the Marr’s).
The judging team then also added additional mentions. They are as follows: For best building and costume coordination, Old Dominion Cutting Co. (with huge special mentions for Rainbow Flowers, & Avaint Health in this category as well); For best business related window décor, The Drift Inn Saloon; For the most classy Halloween display, Simply Sarah; and the judges added in a non-window Halloween night trick-or-treat event delight. It went to the candy station manned and decorated by the owners the military museum and antiques block (formerly Gibson’s/Ortegas/JCPenneys).
By looking at the notes, we can see that 2018 knocked it out of the park, there was not a storefront that wasn’t heavily debated. Kudos to each and every annual participant, you never cease to amaze us! We cannot wait to see the competition for 2019!
Brought to you by the Globe Downtown Association, PO Box 662 Globe, AZ 85502. Volunteers are always welcomed. Message/call Molly at 480-345-7477.