Troy Main Street, Inc. is pleased to announce that the Odyssey Salon has been selected as the winner of the holiday decorating contest for downtown stores and offices. The salon, located at 110 E. Main Street, was chosen by judges Steve and Marty Baker after day and night-time reviews of over 30 entries.
The Odyssey incorporated their Believe campaign into their window display. Children may write letters to Santa and bring them to the Santa mail letterbox located at the salon. For each letter received through December 24th, Odyssey Salon will donate an item to the local food bank. The Odyssey is owned and operated by Heather Kouse.
“Many of the displays were exceptional and it was interesting how all of them added to the ambiance of the downtown. Together the storefronts blended with the illumination of the beautiful tree, creating a festive atmosphere. We hope that through the use of the prize, the commercial advertisements will bring many to downtown Troy to shop and eat this holiday season,” commented Marty Baker, Troy City Council President.
The Odyssey will receive free advertising for their business from several media outlets that donated or "matched” a purchased amount by Troy Main Street. The participating media outlets include Clear Channel 106.5, I Heart Radio, My Miami County, Troy Daily News, Troy Community Radio, WPTW Radio, and WYSO.
Steve Baker, WHIO Northern Bureau Chief, noted “It was interesting judging with Marty, to hear her observations and agreeing on our selection following discussion. While I was looking for theme and lighting, Marty was observing the artistic creativity.”
On the heels of the wildly successful Gentlemen of the Road window decorating contest, Troy Main Street organized the competition to tap into the creative juices of the merchants again.
The facades and windows will remain decorated throughout the holiday season.