Five local business and policy leaders toured Tower Avenue Wednesday night for the celebrity judging of downtown Centralia’s ninth annual Name That Holiday Tune window displays.
This year’s judges were Bonnie Canaday, mayor of Centralia; Jan Stemkoski, city engineer; Ronda Barr, customer service representative for The Chronicle; Rob LaFontaine, general manager of Twin Transit; and Edna Fund, Lewis County commissioner.
The judges awarded “Cleverest Depiction of Song” to Quilters Junction and “Prettiest Display” to The Bath Depot. “All-Around Favorite” was a tie between Fruffels and HUBBUB.
Rebecca Staebler, owner of HUBBUB, said downtown Centralia’s shop owners appreciate the judges’ involvement in the event.
“We love their enthusiasm and support,” she said. “We believe, and I think they would agree, that the Name That Holiday Tune windows are a great way to showcase all that our great shops and restaurants have to offer during the holiday season.”
Throughout November, each of the 18 participating shops chose a holiday song, and created a window display depicting the title. The object is to visit each shop and guess the song titles.
To play Name That Holiday Tune, pick up a form from any participating shop — just look for the green music notes in the window — or Centralia Timberland Library.
On your form, match each shop to the appropriate holiday song. When finished, vote for your favorites and return the form to any participating shop. You’ll be entered to win a collection of gifts and gift cards from a variety of downtown Centralia merchants.
To fit shopping into busy schedules, some 20 downtown Centralia shops, in addition to the many eateries, have been staying open “Late ’til 8” every Thursday evening until Christmas.
For more information, call Staebler at HUBBUB, (360) 736-1517.