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People’s Choice Award Voting Happening Through Dec. 3 for Great Bend Christmas Window Contest

People’s Choice Award Voting Location
1213 Main Street, Great Bend

Let your voice be heard to determine downtown Great Bend’s “Best Christmas Window!”

Now through Dec. 3, people can tour the decorated Christmas Windows in downtown Great Bend and vote for their favorite. In its fourth season, the Christmas Window Decorating Contest is offering $500 for the “People’s Choice Award.”

Ballots and a voting box are available in front of Rosewood Foundation Office, 1213 Main Street, Great Bend, adjacent to Rosewood Bargain Barn. Voters must sign a confidential ballot, allowing one vote per person. The request by organizers is to “Keep it Fun and Fair!”

Boundaries for the window-decorating contest cover 10th to 18th Streets, and from Williams to Kansas Streets in Great Bend. There are 20 windows to vote on this season, all of them marked by a “Christmas Window Decorating Contest” sign in the window. The window locations are also listed on the backs of the voting ballots.

As with the past three holiday seasons, an anonymous donor is providing $3,000 in prize money to promote the Christmas Window Decorating Contest in downtown Great Bend. The first two categories of “Best Window Awards” will be selected by a panel of decorating professionals. “Judges 1st Place” will receive $1,500, and “Judges 2nd Place” will receive $1,000. The third prize of $500 is the “People’s Choice” award, which allows the public to choose their ‘Best Christmas Window’ by popular vote.

Christmas Window Decorating Contest winners will be announced on Dec. 5.

The ‘Christmas Window Decorating Contest’ is organized by the Rosewood Roots & Wings Santa Committee that also is associated with ‘Santas Around The World,’ the multicultural holiday exhibit, which opens Saturday evening for the Christmas season in downtown Great Bend.


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