St. Clairsville Businesses Kick In The Fall With Decorating Contest | News, Sports, Jobs


Marlee Wellman of Moundsville examines decorations at Three Labs Salvage in St. Clairsville. Downtown businesses are joining the effort. (Photo by Robert A. DeFrank)

Townships are showing off the Halloween and fall spirit with festive decorations, and St. Clairsville Area Chamber of Commerce director Wendy Anderson said everyone is welcome to enter the contest. annual decoration.

“We sent it to everyone in and around town, and if they wanted to be in the running and wanted their business judged, they were supposed to call us and let us know,” he said. she declared. “Anyone who wants to be tried right now, let us know. “

Recently, the chamber itself had fun placing corn stalks around the city light poles.

“I would like to thank Murphy Ridge Farms for donating over 200 corn stalks, as well as Kelly’s Suite II for donating 50 ribbons for the corn stalks,” Anderson said. “It took us less than an hour to do everything. It was much appreciated, all the help we received.

Thanks also to the St. Clairsville High School football team for their decorating help.

Drivers and pedestrians can see the fall colors and harvest images, as well as more spooky decorations marking Halloween. Anderson is in the process of selecting the judges. The best decorators will receive prizes of $ 75, $ 50 and $ 25.

Participants had until Friday to put up all their decorations. The judgment will take place next week. The winners will be announced on October 15 during Food Truck Friday.

Anderson said businesses at Porterfield’s Drive Thru Farm and Garden at the east end of town to Plaza West were displaying Halloween or fall themed decorations.

“So far we have a lot. We have the majority of the city, a lot of people downtown, ”she said. “Downtown St. Clairsville has really stepped up its efforts. … The overall response has been overwhelming.

She added that it will also be a lively welcome for newcomers.

“All we want is to represent St. Clairsville and show that we have the fall spirit, so when people get off the freeway and drive through town, we want them to see that feeling of their town. native and be decorated with the colors of fall, ”Anderson mentioned. “The idea is to drive people to our businesses here in town.”

Businesses will keep the decorations until November 5, when the city will begin preparing for the Christmas parade, scheduled for November 21 at 4 p.m.

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