11th Jul 2012
Fifteen local traders participated in this seventh edition of the annual contest which was judged yesterday morning. The theme for 2012 was "A Day to Remember" and that gave a huge scope to the imaginative and creative among the town's shop keepers.
The winners - and not for the first time - were the Fair Trade Shop at No 140, in West Stirling Street who scored a very creditable 91 points with the judges. The judges were particularly struck by the range of colours in the window display and the imaginative use of figures. The pupils of P2 at Alva primary school were justly commended for their input.
Second was competition newcomer, Ochil Hairdressers in Queen Street who had taken the time and trouble to decorate to an extremely high standard all three shop windows with Olympic and Diamond Jubilee themed displays, richly deserving of the 85 points amassed. Last year's winner, Lynne J Stewart, was third with another fine display of Jubilee themed material.
Presentation of the Alva Games Trophy and prizes took place place at No 140 at 11am on Thursday 12th July. The Games Committee wishes to extend its thanks to all who took part and also to Alva Community Council for their support and donation of the prizes to all of the shops who took part and to Doreen Harvey and Margaret Malcolm in particular for all of their hard work in organising the entries and in the judging of the contest. The shops in the town have all brightened up and in the current weather we need all of the cheering up that we can get. Next year's theme will be announced at the beginning of 2013. Photographs of the prize winners are posted on the Gallery pages.