The Gladstone Park Chamber of Commerce has been encouraging Business’s on Milwaukee Avenue to light up their storefronts for the past couple years in order to help create a more festive holiday atmosphere. This is just another effort in our goal to make Gladstone Park a destination place, a place where people come to see the festive lights and end up staying to frequent our great establishments. This year we decided to up our game and make it a competition. Dave Wians, State Farm, offered to sponsor a contest with the top 3 vote-getters winning cash prizes.
Here’s how it went:
We had 3 impartial judges: a resident, a business owner on Milwaukee Ave and a business owner off of Milwaukee Ave.
They were judged in 3 categories:
Light Display (Clark Griswold worthy)
Window Decoration: Traditional display that captured the classic Christmas motif
Overall Holiday Décor.
The Judges ranked each business based on a 1-5 star scale, 1 Star being good effort and 5 stars being outstanding display and being Gladstone Park Light-Fight worthy. Businesses did not need to be Gladstone Park Chamber of Commerce members.
What a great response from the business community!!!
Thank you to everyone who made our community look so festive!
The top 10 businesses that went the extra mile are as follows, not in any particular order:
Jet’s Public House
Thee European Spa
The Garage Bar & Sandwiches
Malec & Sons Funeral Home
Allstate- Jamie Morales
A Midwest Kitchen
Morzano’s Art Gallery
And the winners were
. . .
Place: Jet’s Public House $125
Place: Allstate, Jaime Morales $100
Place: Malec & Sons Funeral Home $75