The following information was provided by the Haverford Partnership for Economic Development (HPED), which announced the winners of its Holiday Window Display Contest and the Peoples' Choice voting opportunity.
First, second and third place winners were selected by a panel of judges in each of three categories: Most Beautiful, Most Creative and Most Effective Marketing.
In the Most Beautiful category:
The first place winner is The Crossbar at 2225 Darby Road in Oakmont Village owned by Greg and Brendan Cox. Judges' comments: When you see The Crossbar's festive holiday display, especially after the latest snowfall, you feel like you're walking into a Dickensian novel. The Crossbar's charming exterior was enhanced so beautifully with a classic design of garlands, wreathes and lights that you can't help but feel full of the holiday spirit! Design created for owners Greg and Brendan Cox by local florist Jim Katcavage of Envy Floral Affairs. Website: http://thecrossbarhavertown.com/
The second place winner is Brick and Brew at 2138 Darby Road in Oakmont Village owned by Tom Kean. Third place winner is Westgate Pub at 1019 West Chester Pike in the Manoa section of Havertown.
In the Most Creative category:
The first place winner is Needle Me at 12 E. Eagle Road in Oakmont Village owned by Marcie Ford. Judges' comments: What a delightful nook Needle Me created! Don't you want to curl up in one of those chairs and start needle pointing? Website: http://www.needleme.us/
The second place winner is Hidden Treasures at 1217 Darby Road in the Brookline business district owned by Beverly Grinsley. Third place winner is Dish and Dabble at 24 E. Eagle Road in Oakmont Village owned by sisters Chrissy Kennedy and Lisa Hasbrouck
In the Most Effective Marketing category:
The first place winner is again Needle Me at 12 E. Eagle Road owned by Marcie Ford. Judges' comments: Owner Marcie Ford cleverly incorporated needlepoint products into a cohesive and festive design for the holiday season that's sure to peak the interest of anyone who passes by.
The second place winner is Iacobucci Formal Wear at 107 W. Eagle Road in the Eagle Road Corridor owned by Steve Cassel and Joe Stringer. The third place winner is Brew Your Own at 2026 Darby Road in Oakmont Village owned by John Reynolds.
The winners were selected by a panel of judges composed of: Brendan Goggin (president of HPED and owner of the Oakmont National Pub), Jane Hall (Commissioner of the Third Ward in Haverford Township and member of the HPED board), Jim Katcavage (owner of Envy Floral Affairs in Oakmont Village), Jon Druhan (resident and HPED vice president), Christine Kelly (president of Haverford Green), Gina Ranieri (Ardmore resident and owner of Ranieri & Kerns Associates in Bryn Mawr) and Don Kelly (board member of HPED).
Please vote for the "The Peoples' Choice" Award:
Until December 24 (Christmas Eve) members of the public are invited to vote for their favorite store holiday display in Haverford Township by visiting the HPED website at www.hped.org.
You may select any of the nine winners selected by the judges or enter in a favorite of your own. Better yet, go visit the winners in person and enjoy their wonderful displays then vote on the HPED website. The Peoples' Choice winner will be announced on New Year's Eve.