FREDERICK — The votes are in and the winner of the first ever Deck the Downtown Contest is Simplicity Salon.
En Face Dance Studio came in second and LIFE Fellowship took third place in the holiday decorating contest, which took place Dec. 2 through Dec. 7.
Fourteen businesses used their windows as well as outdoor elements to create festive displays for the holiday season. Hundreds of viewers voted for their favorite via an online photo gallery which can still be viewed at www.frederickco.gov/DecktheDowntown.
Simplicity Salon 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. En Face Dance Studio will receive $250 and ad space for coming in second, and LIFE Fellowship will also receive ad space courtesy of the Carbon Valley Consumer Report.