Thu, Dec 20, 2012 09:39 AM
The Downtown Rutland Partnership (DRP) once again hosted a
contest to celebrate the best downtown district decorations. This
year's winners are: Most Traditional - DesJardins Rochon
Jewelers (7 Center Street); Most Original - Timco Jewelers
(59 Center Street); Judge's Favorite - Hawley's Florist (29 Center
Street); People's Choice - Cavalieri Insurance Agency Inc. (51
The DRP adorns the city's historic district with street
decorations each year creating a backdrop for the decorating
efforts of the individual business and property owners. "It
really is a joint effort to decorate downtown. We appreciate
the hard work that everyone put into their businesses and buildings
this year. It's hard to pick a winner, there were so many to
choose from. In the end, we all win because our downtown looks
beautiful and festive for the holidays," said Michael
Coppinger, executive director of DRP.
This year judging was increased to a panel of 10, consisting of
downtown business representatives and a student from the Castleton
State College Art Program. Criteria were expanded to include
interior and exterior décor. Winners will be featured in DRP
co-op ads in Rutland Magazine.
Also new this year was the introduction of a 'People's Choice'
Award. Primarily via votes on the Partnership's Facebook page
the general public voted for their favorite downtown