Lake Placid, New York-July 06, 2014 - For the third consecutive year, The Bookstore Plus has been selected as the winner of the Lake Placid York Horse Shows’ Window Decorating Contest.
This marked the 27th year that the horse shows have hosted the contest, inviting Lake Placid village businesses to get creative with their storefront window displays and feature equine themes. Businesses use everything from equestrian tack to ribbons and Lake Placid Horse Show posters to create equestrian flair. The contest runs concurrently with the horse shows. The window displays are immensely popular with horse show participants, spectators, and shoppers as local businesses welcome members of the horse show community to town.
For winning the contest, The Bookstore Plus, 2491 Main Street, will receive $100 and a blue ribbon and also have its name engraved on the perpetual plaque which is displayed in the VIP Lounge during the horse shows and in the horse show office throughout the rest of the year.
Finishing as runner-up was family-owned Saratoga Olive Oil Company located at 2439 Main Street. Saratoga Olive Oil Company was named as one of the top five stores in the world for olive oil selection. Finishing third was The Market of 2501 Main Street, which came in second last year and has won the contest a record 11 times. Honorable Mention went to Ruthie’s Run and Pinch or a Pound. The runners-up each receive a commemorative T-shirt and horse show ribbon. The Honorable Mentions also receive awards.
“The Window Decorating Contest is extremely popular with our horse show exhibitors,” said Lori Martin, Executive Director of the Lake Placid Horse Show Association. “It helps everyone connected with the horse show feel welcome in our town year after year and it works because of the efforts of our local businesses. With three weeks of horse show competition this year, we appreciate these local businesses creating these displays and helping to get the entire town into the horse show spirit!”
Past winners of the Lake Placid Horse Shows’ Window Decorating Contest include:
1988 The Market
1989 Ruthie’s Run
1990 Whopping Good Sweets
1991 The Market
1992 Mirror Lake Liquor Store
1993 The Market
1994 Ruthie’s Run
1995 The Market
1996 Peacock & Peacock/The Market
1997 Ruthie’s Run
1998 Peacock & Peacock
1999 Reflections Antiques
2000 Ruthie’s Run
2001 The Adirondack Trading Company
2002 The Adirondack Trading Company
2003 The Adirondack Trading Company
2004 The Market
2005 The Adirondack Trading Company
2006 The Market
2007 The Market
2008 The Market
2009 The Market
2010 The Market
2011 Brush On In
2012 The Bookstore Plus
2013 The Bookstore Plus
For more information, please call the Lake Placid Horse Show Association at 518-523-9625 or visit www.lakeplacidhorseshow.com.