Frederick’s Deck the Downtown Contest underway this week

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By The Staff

FREDERICK — The town of Frederick announced the first-ever Deck the Downtown Contest, which is taking place through Dec. 7 and will give businesses the chance to compete to be crowned as the best holiday display in Downtown Frederick.


Businesses will use their windows as well as outdoor elements to create a festive display for the holiday season by Dec. 2. Anyone who drives into Downtown Frederick can vote for their favorite via an online photo gallery at www.frederickco.gov/DecktheDowntown or by coming into Town Hall at 401 Locust St Dec. 2 through Dec. 7.

There will also be a chance to vote during the first hour of the Frederick Festival of Lights treelighting event in Crist Park from 6 to 7 p.m. Dec. 7 before the winner is announced at the conclusion of the event at 8 p.m. The winning business will receive $500 courtesy of the Frederick Arts Commission, ad space courtesy of the Carbon Valley Consumer Report as well as a traveling trophy and bragging rights for the year.

Take a tour of the following participating businesses Dec. 2-7 before voting for your favorite: Axis of Movement (451 Oak St.), Carbon Valley Academy Preschool (157 5th St.), Carbon Valley Coffee Roasters (214 5th St.), En Face Dance Studio (318 5th St.), Farmers Insurance/An Artist’s Vision (246 5th St.), Green Pear Salon (142 6th St.), LIFE Fellowship (451 Oak St.), Mr. Todd’s Barber Shop (218 5th St.), Pete’s Place/Papa Frank’s (201 5th St.), Rubi’s Tortilleria (142 6th St.), Shear Professionals (539 Oak St.), Simplicity Salon (225 Oak St.) and The Frederick Store (340 5th St.).