Capture the holiday season in downtown Greencastle images

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

This season, local resident are urged to spend some time on the square in downtown Greencastle.

New holiday decorations have been added, thanks to the Main Street organization, and many new architectural features are waiting to be discovered, thanks to the Stellar Grant renovations.

"Since we're just getting our footing, we are excited to be a part of something downtown right away," added Nicole Christlieb, who chairs the Design Committee of Main Street as well being director of the Greencastle Housing Authority.

"We also made some additions to the decorations around the courthouse itself," she noted. "We want people to come downtown, shop, eat and enjoy the festive atmosphere!"

To help bring folks downtown, Main Street is sponsoring a photo exhibition this year. Anyone is welcome to participate in the contest by submitting photographs of the "holiday scene" downtown and submitting them for a chance to win a prize.

The photos will be displayed at Apostrophe, a "pop-up" art gallery at 25 W. Franklin St. on the north side of the square.

The rules are simple. Patrons are encouraged to take photos of the lights, of events happening on the square including Lights of Love, of patrons walking down the street; whatever image they believe captures the essence of downtown during the holidays.

Photos must be submitted no later than Friday, Jan. 3 to be included in the exhibit. Judging will take place prior to the opening, which will be on the evening of Friday, Jan. 10. The gallery will be open for visitors from 6-8 p.m.

A grand prize will be awarded, along with door prizes for attendees courtesy of Main Street and various local businesses. Guidelines for photographers can be found on the registration forms.

Main Street President Chris Shuck pointed out, "We would gladly accept any contributions for prizes or sponsorship from other businesses. This is about promoting downtown together and we hope most businesses will make an effort to stay open while patrons are on the square that night."

Registration forms for the contest, including details about submission of the photos to the gallery, are available by contacting or visit

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