Downtown merchants are being asked to get into the holiday spirit by creating festive window displays, just in time for the Henderson Christmas parade next weekend.
“We want everything up by the Christmas parade,” said Alice Sallins, who works both with the Vance County Arts Council that puts on the parade and with the downtown development group.
Merchants are being encouraged to decorate their storefronts to help create a festive backdrop for the parade spectators. There’s a form to fill out on Henderson NC downtown’s Facebook page, she said.
The final judging will coincide with the day of the parade – Dec. 3 – so time’s a tickin’, merchants.
“We always find someone who’s knowledgeable about art,’ Sallins said of the judge or judges who will determine which display wins top honors. The displays will be viewed during daytime and nighttime hours, she said, to “see the lighting effects.”