SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Springs Downtown Business Association on July 14 announced the winners of the organization’s 3rd Annual Window Decorating Contest, presented by NYRA.
Ten downtown businesses participated in the contest, embracing the theme of “Horse Racing is Back in Saratoga.”
“The window decorating contest is about getting in the spirit of the racing season. Our downtown businesses have so much fun decorating their windows and are excited to welcome locals and visitors into our community,” said Saratoga Springs DBA President Deann Devitt.
Contest judges included: News10ABC’s Saratoga Track Reporter Cassie Hudson; Jack Knowlton of Sackatoga Stable - owner of 2003 Kentucky Derby Winner Funny Cide and 2020 Traver’s Stake’s Winner Tiz The Law, and actor/producer and consultant Scott Valentine, known for his performance as Nick Moore in the hit TV show Family Ties.
The judges met at the Broadway entrance of Congress Park Wednesday morning, jumped into decorated commercial golf carts, and exploring the 10 contestant’s windows. They were tasked with detailed scoring criteria, to be evaluated in three categories: Educational Value, Design and Originality, Creativity and Neatness.
The Top Three winners, and prizes awarded in connection with Saratoga Race Course are as follows:
1. Lifestyles (First place prize includes: 2 tickets to the Rail at 1863 Club).
2. Impressions (Second place prize includes: 2 Clubhouse Reserved Seats).
3. G.Willikers (Third place includes: 2 Grandstand Reserved Seats).
For more information, go to: www.saratogaspringsdowntown.com.