‘Win the Window’ contest set

TROY — Thanks to the creativity of the downtown merchants, a new event has been added to the 2016 calendar in downtown Troy.

More than 30 businesses are participating in the “Win the Window on Main and Market” contest.

Starting on Friday, Jan. 1, participating businesses will be providing contest entry tickets to shoppers that spend $10 or more in their business. For every $10 spent, an entry will be placed in a hopper that will be located at 1 E. Market St., where the ABC Community Connections Center is based, on the corner of Main and Market streets. The various prizes, currently valued at more than $3,000, provided by the participating businesses will be displayed in the front window of the Community Connections Center.

A drawing will be held on Saturdays, Jan. 9, 16 and 23, where one name each day will be selected from the hopper to win a prize worth at least $25 in value from a downtown business. On Saturday, Jan. 30 at 2 p.m., Mayor Mike Beamish will draw a final name to win the entire prize window in the Community Connections Center.

Stephanie M. Silk, marketing and events coordinator of Troy Main Street stated that “We’re excited to kick off the 2016 event season in downtown Troy with a contest that will showcase our unique downtown merchants and highlight the variety of stores and businesses that we have in our great city!”

For more details and a list of participating businesses, visit www.TroyMainStreet.org or call 339-5455.