Bargain Box

The Bargain Box was announced the winner of this year's window decorating contest in downtown Beatrice.

The votes have been counted for the seventh-annual Downtown Beatrice Holiday Store Front Display Contest, with over 400 ballots cast in the contest. The 2018 theme, “Have a Heavenly Holiday” provided inspiration for many of the downtown merchants.

This year, dozens of businesses are helping spread the Christmas spirit by adding amazing displays, color, and in many cases sound and animation to their store fronts. Out of the hundreds of votes cast in the 2018 People’s Choice contest the winner proved to be The Bargain Box, with 88 votes cast.

The Bargain Box, a local volunteer driven non-profit was able to rally there shoppers and take home the victory. Pinnacle Bank came in just behind them finishing second. Scheer Quality Furniture and Gems & Junk tied for third place with 38 votes apace. Eighteen downtown businesses participated in the contest this year with dozens of additional business sporting holiday displays that add excitement to the store fronts all across the downtown area.

In case you missed the earlier announcement, Main Street Beatrice’s Design Committee announced their award winners which included:

* Best Representation of Theme – Wild Meadows Antiques

* Most Creative – Scheer Quality Furniture

* Best Use of Product/Service – Quilt Stiches

* Best Use of Multiple Themes – Gems & Junk Thrift Store

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* Best New Holiday Display – Pinnacle Bank

Of all the awards the People’s Choice Award is arguably the most sought after prize. Again congratulations to The Bargain Box and the 2018 Store Front Display Contest. We thank and praise all those who participated in the contest and took that extra effort to showcase the Holiday and Christmas season. Those locations included: The Bargain Box, The Black Crow Restaurant & Bar, Browns Shoe Fit, City of Beatrice, Clabaugh Pharmacy & Gifts, Court Street Portraits, Gems & Junk, Great Western Bank, Mother to Mother /Burwood Books, NE Rescued Treasures, Pinnacle Bank, Quilt Stitches, Salvation Army, Scheer Quality Furniture, Sherwin Williams, Steel Magnolia, Traubel’s Popcorn Stand, and Wild Meadows Antiques.

The 2017 People’s Choice Award top three included: 1st – The Bargain Box, 2nd – Wild Meadows Antiques, 3rd – Sherwin Williams. The 2017 Main Street Design Committee award winners included: Best Representation of Theme – Sherwin Williams, Most Creative/Original – The City of Beatrice, Best Use of Product/Service – Clabaugh Pharmacy & Gifts, Best New Entry – Quilt Stitches, Best Use of Lights – Fletcher’s Decorating, and The Spirit of Giving Award – Mother to Mother Ministry/Burwood Books.



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