Albion names winners of downtown decorating contest

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 18 December 2013 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers – Knight’s Pride at 120 North Main St. had the second most votes in the contest.

ALBION – The downtown merchants in Albion stepped up their decorating efforts this holiday season, with many of the storefronts full of holiday displays.

“I think the downtown looks nice and festive,” said Carolyn Ricker, president of the Albion Merchants Association and owner of Bindings Bookstore. “A lot of people have commented that there is a sense of pride in the downtown.”

The Merchants Association held a contest for the best window decorations and the public cast ballots for their favorites.

The Main Street Store at 49 North Main St. garnered the most votes.

Burgio Salon  at 117 North Main St. came in third, according to the public votes.

Lisa Stratton, owner of the Hazy Jade at 50 North Main St., sent letters to all the downtown building owners and convinced many to decorate for the holidays. Stratton’s shop in shown above.