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November 14, 2013

Miracle on 7th Street to hit downtown Dec. 6

On Dec. 6, Terre Haute will celebrate the holidays with the annual Miracle on 7th Street event. Festivities include an open air marketplace, gallery openings, holiday music, a gingerbread house contest and more.  

Merchants (with locations between Poplar and Cherry and First and 14th streets) are invited to participate in a holiday window decorating contest.

Judges will view windows on Dec. 5 and announce the winner Dec. 6. Prizes will be awarded for the top three windows. Registration must be submitted by Nov. 27 to River Wools, 671 Wabash Ave.

The Ginger Bread House Decorating Contest, sponsored by Century 21 Advantage, will be limited to 40 entries. Decorating gingerbread houses has been a long-standing holiday tradition, and Miracle on 7th Street invites individuals, families, businesses, organizations and groups to show off their decorating skills.

Houses will be revealed and displayed at the Indiana Theatre at Ohio and Seventh streets. Awards will be given for first, second and third place with an additional “People’s Choice” award.

Registration is required, along with a $25 fee that includes one gingerbread house kit. Entry forms can be obtained at Boo’s Crossroad’s Café. Entries are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis; the registration and fee deadline is Nov. 29. Checks should be made payable to “Miracle on 7th Street.”

The Tree Decorating Contest, sponsored by Terre Haute Savings Bank, has trees available to be decorated by nonprofit organizations. Organizations will be picked on a first-come, first-serve basis, and entries must be received by Nov. 27.

The trees will surround the vendor tents at Seventh and Wabash. Entrants must use lights in their decoration; electricity will be provided.

Every participating organization will receive $100, with the winning organization receiving $500. The Breakfast Optimist Club will provide the trees.

Registration forms for all activities are available at River Wools, Boo’s Crossroads Café, Heinl’s Flower Shop and Swope Art Museum.

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