By Ethan Colbert
Hoping to help jump start the holiday shopping season, the Bowling Green Downtown Revitalization Committee met earlier this month and approved plans for an upcoming Living Windows display on Friday, November 16.
The Living Windows event will be held in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce’s annual Holly Jolly Festival, which includes the official tree lighting ceremony, performances from the local school choirs and bands, and an appearance from special guest, Santa Claus.
According to organizers, the Living Windows performances will begin at 6 p.m. and end at 7 p.m.
According to a post on the Downtown Revitalization Committee’s official Facebook page, the following groups plan to have a Living Windows Display: Design By Consign, B&B Automotive, Pike County Health Department, and the Bowling Green Times staff.
Cash prizes will be awarded to the first-place winner, second-place winner, and third-place winner of the public vote. The public will be able to cast their vote for the best display by voting using spare change at the Downtown Revitalization Committee’s booth on the Courthouse lawn.
Officials with the Chamber of Commerce say the Holly Jolly Festival festivities will get underway around 5:30 p.m. with the official tree-lighting ceremony.
Bowling Green Mayor Don Hunter is expected to do the ceremonious honors for the lighting ceremony.
Following the tree-lighting ceremony will be performances by the Bowling Green Elementary School Choir, the Middle School Choir and Band, the High School Choir and Band.
Santa is expected to arrive to the Pike County Courthouse at 5:30.
The Bowling Green Rotary Club will be serving free hot chocolate and cookies to the children attending the event.
The Pike County Bicentennial Commission will also be selling the limited edition Bicentennial Ornament and pre-selling the Pike County Bicentennial book that evening. The commission’ booth will be on the first floor of the Pike County Courthouse.