PRA announces merchant Christmas decorating contest

PICKENS — Pickens merchants have an opportunity to showcase their businesses this holiday season.

Merchants are asked to decorate storefronts, store windows or interiors in the spirit of the season, with “Christmas Lights” as the theme.

The Pickens Revitalization Association will present first-, second- and third-place awards. Judging by three Pickens residents will take place on Dec. 3.

Winners will be announced and awards presented after the City of Pickens’ Christmas Parade by the City Christmas Tree on Dec. 13.

Publicity will include newspaper articles announcing the contest and winners. The winners will each receive an award and a free ad in the Pickens County Courier, encouraging residents to Shop Historic Pickens this holiday season.

If you wish to enter the contest, call (864) 878-0105 or email The deadline is Nov. 20. Judges’ decisions are final.

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