Holidays in JP: BAPA holiday decorations coming

The Jamaica Plain Business & Professional Association (BAPA) will organize a window decoration competition for local businesses again this year, President Brad Brown told the Gazette.

“It will take the same format as last year, with judges walking around,” he said. “We’re trying to time it so it coincides with the City’s” holiday activities.

Criteria for the competition will be artistic display, festive display and how inviting the window is to customers, BAPA secretary Michael Reiskind told the Gazette.

BAPA will also decorate Centre/South streets with 136 wreaths, purchased from Still Life Farm in Hardwick. Still Life Farm is owned by Curtis Stillman, son of Glenn Stillman. Glenn Stillman runs Stillman’s Farm and sells at JP farmers markets.

Eighty-five businesses in the Centre/South area competed last year. Prizes will be awarded to selected winners, Brown said. Last year’s first-place winner was Boing! JP’s Toy Shop.

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