The tradition of holiday decor throughout downtown Rutland continued this holiday season with the Downtown Rutland Partnership's HollyDays Lights contest.
All downtown businesses were encouraged to embellish their buildings and premises using lights and other holiday decorations.
Judging for this contest proved a difficult task for the judging team. Judging occurred Dec. 2.
This year's contest featured the awarding of "place" for best display with the judges looking at overall design, overall theme and originality.
Hawley's Florist on Center Street garnered first place with Cold River Frameworks capturing second and Something Sweet earning third. Hawley's Florist owner, Bonnie Hawley thanked her staff for the decorating effort.