Arts Council makes selections

Jacksonville Arts Council members Klaus Duncan (far left) and Frank R. Andrews congratulate the winners of the Merchant Christmas Window Display Contest, Cherie Maroney (next to Duncan) of Accent Floral Designs and Tracey Morris of Smile Fuels.

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The Jacksonville Arts Council has selected its top two winners in the Merchant Christmas Window Display contest. Cherie Maroney at Accent Floral Designs came in at 1st place, and Tracey Morris at Smile Fuels came in at 2nd place.

JAC members Klaus Duncan and Frank R. Andrew presented the awards to the winners.

“We’re very happy and thankful for all the merchants that participated,” Duncan said. “They did a tremendous job. We extend our congratulations to the two winners.”

Duncan said that next year the JAC wants to include the entire city. The council’s wish is to get everyone in town involved.

“We learned that from Piedmont,” Duncan said. “They’ve been very successful with theirs. It’s going to take some planning. We’ve seen a lot of local folks decorate their homes and yards nicely. We want to light up the whole town.”