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Downtown contest winners named

Reporter/Mike Brown

'Old Rockdale' carolers in Perry & Perry Builders window helped business take first in contest Reporter/Mike Brown 'Old Rockdale' carolers in Perry & Perry Builders window helped business take first in contest Reporter/Mike Brown Perry & Perry Builders won first place in the Rockdale Downtown Association's annual Christmas decorating contest, according to Chris Dyess, RDA president, who said judging was Monday evening.

Antique Queens was second and the Lucy Hill Patterson Memorial Library was third.

Theme was "Christmas in Old Rockdale."

Dyess said the winning business portrayed life-sized carolers dressed in the style of the early 1900's.

"Perry & Perry's other scene was a peek back in time with a Santa in the family living room in front of a fireplace by a Christmas tree," he said.

Antique Queens adorned their US 79 frontage with antique toys, lighted trees and angels. "The scene reminds passers-by of the joys of Christmas that may have been seen in early downtown," Dyess said.

The library has a window reminiscent of the scene at old Rockdale's Vogels Variety Store. That window was once a part of the legendary variety store.

Another library window reminds sightseers what Rockdale may have looked like at holiday time.

"Thanks to all the businesses who participated," Dyess said. "They did a great job."

Judging in the Chamber of Commerce's residential lighting and decorations contest will be after dark Dec. 10 and 11.


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