Monday, November 26, 2007
Uptown Westerville is a Place to Decorate
Uptown Westerville’s Home for the Holidays Carriage Route Residence Decorating Contest
On Friday November 30th, Uptown Westerville welcomes the holiday season when the Westerville Parks and Recreation Department, Westerville Chamber of Commerce, and the Westerville Uptown Merchants Association present the city tree lighting ceremony and Uptown’s Home for the Holidays weekend.
The Westerville Uptown Merchants Association is presenting free horse-drawn carriage rides from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. And, WUMA has invited uptown residents living on the carriage route to chime in on the seasonal festivities and decorate their homes.
First and second prize residences will be awarded Westerville Uptown Merchants Association Gift Certificates good at any WUMA uptown member merchant. First prize is a $100 certificate and second prize is a $50 certificate.
Carriage route residences must enter to win and can sign up and obtain a contestant number by visiting Amish Originals Furniture Co. at 8 N. State Street.
The carriage ride station is on West College Avenue at State Street. The carriage route heads south on S. State Street and west on W. Park Street, from W. Park Street, north onto S. Grove Street and, then from S. Grove, east oton W. College., taking visitors through local neighborhoods and past Otterbein College’s Towers Hall.
Carriage riders will receive ballots and vote for their favorite decorated homes along the carriage route.
Additionally, guest judges including Westerville Mayor Diane Fosselman, Westerville Economic Development Coordinator Julie Colley, Westerville Parks and Recreation Program Manager Laura Horton, Westerville Police Chief Joseph Morbitzer, Westerville Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board Mike Borowitz, and Westerville Uptown Merchants Association president Tim Bullock will vote for their favorite holiday decor.
The Westerville Uptown Merchants Association thanks Home for the Holidays sponsors: Amish Originals Furniture Co., Edward Jones Investments, Gellner Insurance Services, Joe’s Automobile Repair, The Old Bag of Nails Pub, Suite 59 Hair Design, Uptown Pharmacy, Westerville Commercial Savings Bank, and Westerville Dental Associates.
While the carriage rides are just Friday night, the Home for the Holidays weekend continues Saturday, December 1st with Shop Uptown Westerville! and Sunday, December 2nd with the Annual Sertoma Christmas Children's Parade at 1 p.m.
Posted by UWFM Management Team at 2:19 PM