Left to right in photo are Mary Lynn Thompson and Dabney Haugh with the Civic Beautification Board and Meghan Heine and Carla Berry with Paducah Bank. They met in front of Yeiser Art Center Monday morning to announce the award winners and make presentations to each of the winning business.
Paducah School of Art and Design students judged the entries Friday by walking along downtown Paducah sidewalks, clipboards in hand and making notes. Following hours of judging, they met at the Goldrush Cafe to tally the votes and decide which windows were their favorites.
The American Quilter's Society (AQS) and Paducah Bank agreed to add the dogwood theme to their annual quilt window decorating contest this year. The Civic Beautification Board presented dogwood trees to the winners in addition to the $200 first place and $100 second place cash prizes provided by Paducah Bank. AQS Ribbons and signs designate the business winners' windows.
The Paducah Visitors Bureau worked with the groups to make sure downtown businesses were aware of this year's contest. Quilters start arriving early in April, and it's always nice to make them feel welcome by showcasing quilts every place possible.
First Place - Flower + Furbish, 117 Market House Square
Second Place - Comfort Zone, 407 Broadway
First Place - Chocolate Factory, Market House Square
Second Place - Fleur de Lis, 219 Kentucky Ave.