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Photo by Mark Newman

Photo by Mark Newman

Marianna Royce (left) and Jillian Toplack-Watson show off the creations they hope will win them a prize in the Concession Street BIA’s ugly sweater contest that runs on Dec. 14.

Got an ugly Christmas sweater?

It could get you a prize on Concession Street

 By Mark Newman, News Staff 

That ugly old Christmas sweater you’ve got stashed in a drawer might get you something.

As part of Christmas on Concession the Concession Street Business Improvement Area is holding an ugly Christmas sweater contest this Saturday (Dec. 14).

“We’re encouraging people to dig out their ugly sweaters for a chance to win over $300 in prizes,” said BIA executive director Kim Pinczel, who noted the sweaters can be store-bought or self-made. “It must be a sweater; it can’t be a sweat shirt or a t-shirt.”

To participate, ugly sweater owners must register at the St. Stephen-on-the- Mount Anglican Church hall between noon and 1 p.m.

Ugly sweater owners will then be directed to a number of nearby businesses who are judging the contest.

The judging ends at 4 p.m. and Pinczel said the winner will be informed by telephone by Dec 16.

The ugly sweater contest is part of a series of Christmas events from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. that the BIA is hoping will attract people to the Mountain’s oldest shopping district.

There’s breakfast with Santa at 9 a.m. followed by an old fashion Christmas carol stroll at 11 a.m.

Pinczel said the public is invited to drop by the church hall and pick up a song sheet and then walk as a group down Concession Street signing Christmas songs.

Several businesses will be holding a Christmas open house between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and there will be free horse-drawn wagon rides that start in front of the Royal Bank.

At 2 p.m. the free movie Santa Paws will be shown at the Concession Street Library.

See: www.concessionstreet.net for details.

There is also two hours of free parking at the street meters until Dec. 24.

 

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