Congratulations to the winners of the Spring Quilt Exhibit & Window Contest, a partnership between Paducah Main Street, Paducah Bank, and the Paducah Civic Beautification Board. Downtown and Lower Town merchants were invited to participate in the contest which involved the decorating of store windows with a quilt theme to get ready for this week’s AQS QuiltWeek.
Paducah Planning Director Tammara Tracy says, “The Spring Quilt Exhibit & Window Contest is a fun way for downto…wn and Lower Town businesses to link their products and unique gift items with the internationally-known quilt show. I encourage businesses to embrace all of Paducah’s special events in creative ways.”
Participating businesses were eligible for cash prizes in either the large or small window displays. Contest sponsor, Paducah Bank, provided $200 to each first place winner and $100 to each second place winner. The Paducah Civic Beautification Board provided vouchers for the four winning businesses to purchase a dogwood tree.
Judges from the Paducah School of Art & Design viewed the windows on Friday, April 13 to select the winners. Jill Jones with the Paducah Civic Beautification Board and Melissa Yates representing Paducah Bank notified each winner. The winners are as follows:
Large Window Display
• 1st Prize – Paducah Antique Mall, 407 Broadway (pictured from left to right: Jill Jones, Karen Baker, and Melissa Yates)
• 2nd Prize – MAKE, 628 Broadway (pictured from left to right: Jill Jones, Alaysia Hamilton, and Melissa Yates)
Small Window Display
• 1st Prize – Courtyard Antiques, 319 Broadway (pictured from left to right: Melissa Yates, Curtis Grace, and Jill Jones)
• 2nd Prize – Fleur de Lis, 219 Kentucky Avenue (pictured from left to right: Jill Jones, Judith Bray, and Melissa Yates)
For more information about Paducah Main Street, a division of the Paducah Planning Department, call 270-444-8690 or visit www.paducahmainstreet.org.