Community Appearance Commission names holiday storefront decoration winners

Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 13, 2018

SALISBURY — The Community Appearance Commission selected winners for the 14th annual Holiday Storefront Decoration Awards.

CAC members Hugo Correa, Levonia Corry, Diane Hundley, Laurie Klaus and Lewellen Padgett joined Downtown Salisbury executive director Larissa Harper and city staff Kaisha Brown and Alyssa Nelson reviewed more than 45 seasonal displays created by downtown Salisbury businesses.

They selected eight awards for 10 shopkeepers, which include:

  • Maison Monroe, at 105 W. Innes St., was voted unanimously for The Best Overall Award, stating its quintessentially southern display using dried hydrangeas and Spanish moss complemented by shades of pale aqua and twinkling lights to capture the soft glamour of the season. The jury especially appreciated the effort by this new shop to accentuate its prime location on a main traffic artery.
  • Tonyan Grace and Caniche, on the 200 block of South Main Street, received an award for Classical Elegance. Tonyan Grace was noted for its noted for its use of golds and burgundy to highlight its inventory of handbags and dresses. The overall effect is one of posh serenity.
  • Lora Belle Baby and Skinny Wheels tied for the Christmas in Motion award. Lora Belle’s lifelike and life-sized moving reindeer protecting gifts available in the shop is a showstopper, while Skinny Wheels’ Santa snoozing by the fire while an elf works on a bike brings a twinkle to every eye.
  • Salisbury Wine Shops was given the Silent Night award for its peaceful display of a willow bower trimmed with twinkling lights and set for a nighttime toast.
  • Southern Sass, next to the Meroney Theatre, is this year’s winner of the Best Nighttime Display with its winning combination of snowflakes, twinkling lights and snowmen, drawing attention to its merchandise.
  • The Walser Tech Group was awarded Taking Time for Christmas for its window showing the personality of the business. Stockings for each employee in front of a tree topped by Sharknado.
  • The Lettered Lily and Textile Products was honored with the Christmas by Design award. The Lettered Lily’s windows are arrayed with multiple trees made of curled paper trumpets accented with tones of teal. Each window of Textile Products’ N. Main storefront captures a different mood of Christmas from the hushed elegance of a silent night to the joy of a Santa sighting.

Winners will be honored for their contribution at the CAC’s Biennial Awards program.