DOVER — Evetta Blount-Jackson of Creative Vision proves herself the decorator to beat – winning yet another Downtown Dover Window Contest. This month’s theme was “Thee First Downtown,” meant to compliment the Dover Days Festival, First Saturdays, and downtown Dover’s colonial character. The judges Breanna Pierce, Nicole Worthley, and Rachel Sheffield of downtown’s First State Heritage Park, as well as Kay Sass of the City of Dover walked alongside the displays featuring bright colors, florals, and local artwork, but unanimously determined that Creative Vision was the standout winner.
“I absolutely love the colonial old-style costumes and the 25¢ bushel of apples bucket for sale.” commented Ms. Sass. Ms. Worthley added that “the old timey outfits remind me of “American Gothic” and the other items make it feel like it is celebrating history by displaying cute, homey items.” Ms. Sheffield agreed and noted that the use of the Maypole fit the theme perfectly, and Ms. Pierce noted that Creative Vision’s display was historic, fun, and clearly demonstrated a lot of effort from Ms. Jackson.
In response to her win, Ms. Jackson said, “I truly enjoy bringing to life, words, themes, thoughts, and visions, by using my creative abilities, props, and tools that are available to bring the theme, and vision, to a reality.”
Be sure to visit Creative Visions at 146 S Governors Ave to see what all the excitement is about.
The contest themes are selected by the DDP Merchant Committee and occur every other month. The goal of the window contests is to beautify the downtown district, to make strolling the area more enjoyable, to invite shoppers into stores, and to have the most beautiful downtown store windows in the region. The winning merchant receives $100 and a trophy that travels from store to store after each win, but this month the trophy won’t need to travel far.
For more information, about previous winners and upcoming contests, visit DowntownDover.com. If your workplace or group would like to be considered for the judging responsibility, call 302-678-2940 or email Jordan@DowntownDoverPartnership.com.