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Chamber Announces Winners Of Decorating Contest

The crew at the U.S. Post office celebrated their first place win in the Chamber of Commerce’s fall decorating contest. The group includes (front row, from left) ) Postmaster Beth Barnette, Nancy Rogers and Amy McCachren; (second row) Sharon Hobson, Cathy Odom and David Frizzell; and (back row) Charlotte Payne, Marcus Parks and Tamara Turner. – Photo Provided

Mechanics Bank (top photo) earned second place in the Chamber of Commerce’s fall decorating contest. Accepting the award are Mechanics employees including (from left) Mary Jane Hart, Darlene Phillips, Johnnie Gunter, Laticia Hattaway, Norma Prince, Raymond Aven, Jack Savley, Debbie Rogers, Lynn Morris, Kim Ingram, Jordan Hodge, Judy Rogers, Lisa Edwards, Jeff Bynum, Chris Hart, Charlotte Reece, Kim Mathis, Cam Tyler and Patsy Francis.

Sonic won third place in the contest. Sonic manager (from left) Allen Bridges and employees, Katie Henry, and Brian Hardy accept the award.

WATER VALLEY – After days of suspense, the Water Valley Area Chamber of Commerce has released winners of the fall decorating contest. The U.S. Post Office was awarded first place and a $100 prize. Mechanics Bank won second place and a $75 prize. Sonic earned a third place finish and a $50 prize. Black & Associates received an honorable mention. 

The Chamber of Commerce congratulates these winners and expresses appreciation to all businesses who participated in the fall decorating contest. 

Three out-of-town judges made the decisions, totally independent of each other.  While their names will remain anonymous, the chamber also appreciates their interest and participation in the contest.  There have been so many positive comments about all of these beautiful decorations; we hope to repeat the contest next year.  Our local businesses are encouraged to leave their colorful decorations up through the Thanksgiving Holiday, if possible. 

The cash prizes will be presented to top three winners on Saturday, November 12, at 3 p.m., during the Holiday Open House.  Chamber of Commerce representatives will be on hand at the City Bandstand to present these awards and officially congratulate the winners. 

At that same time, the winning name will be drawn for the Chamber of Commerce GRAND PRIZE.  The lucky winner may choose either a leather recliner OR a 40” LED Magnavox Smart TV as his prize.  Both items were purchased from long-time chamber member, Magnolia Home Furnishings. 

Please enjoy the Holiday Open House in Water Valley on Saturday, Nov 12th from 9 am to 3 pm.  Our businesses will be having holiday sales, serving refreshments, and allowing sign-ups for the Grand Prize and a few extra prizes of their own.  These prizes are listed in the Chamber of Commerce ad in today’s Herald newspaper. Shop to holiday music, and join us at the bandstand at 3:00 for decoration winning presentations and prize drawings.

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