Houston Businesses Awarded Decorating Prizes

Winners were announced Tuesday in a holiday lighting contest for businesses in the City of Houston.

Taking top honors was the Houston Housing Authority, which has offices on Chestnut Street. Its outdoor display depicts “It’s a Charlie Brown Christmas.” Grand Avenue Mall took second place with a window display of the movie, “Frosty the Snowman.” Century 21 Show-Me Realty won third with “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.”

The businesses were recognized at the Houston Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon this week. A total of $2,100 in advertising was awarded to the winners by KELE, Mountain Grove; KFLW, Fort Leonard Wood; and the Patriot, a publication that serves Fort Leonard Wood.

A traveling trophy also was presented to the Houston Housing Authority.

“This year our businesses really went out for the decorating contest, and so many great holiday movies are shown in their windows,” said Brenda Senter, executive director of the chamber. “People need to come to downtown and walk and see all the other windows which were also beautifully decorated but did not place.”

Senter added that new lights are in place downtown, and a Christmas tree graces the Lone Star Plaza.

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