Gift shop and cafe share honors


If downtown Forest Grove looked particularly festive this year, you can thank your local business boosters.

The Forest Grove Chamber of Commerce sponsors the local Holiday Light Committee, which offers free window lights to downtown businesses, while the City Club of Forest Grove sponsors a window display contest.

This year's winners were:

Judges' Choice:

1st Place: A Framers Touch - Free ad in The News-Times

2nd Place: Caffee´ Montecassino - $50 gift certificate at Ace Hardware

People's Choice:

1st Place: Connie's Corner Cafe - Free ad in The News-Times

2nd Place: Summa Real Estate - $50 gift certificate at Ace Hardware

Mary Jo Morelli, of the City Club's Holiday in the Grove Committee, said she appreciated all the businesses that took the time and effort to dress up their storefronts.

'Our downtown has a festive holiday look which draws more foot traffic to Forest Grove,' Morelli said. She also thanked those who supported the contest by voting in the People's Choice category.