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'Bright Light' Tweed Will Be Rockin' & Rollin' 3rd Annual Window Display Contest. Viva Tweed!

The Municipality of Tweed is committed to supporting festivals and events that usher tourists to our beautiful region of Ontario. This year the Tweed Tribute to Elvis Festival will be celebrating three years of success, paying homage to the legendary King of Rock n' Roll, Elvis Presley.

In the summer of 2012 a group of residents assembled the Downtown Task Team to promote events, businesses, contests, and everything entertaining that encompasses the Elvis festivities. One of the tasks was the encouragement of an annual window decorating contest, which has since become a beloved viewing by tourists and residents alike in the downtown and beyond.

This August the window display contest has been taken to the next level by the Downtown Task Team and the Tweed and Area Chamber of Commerce. The two groups in conjunction with the Elvis theme ‘Viva Tweed', have challenged residents and businesses to think BOLD and BRIGHT when entering the amicable competition. If you have been considering a justification for digging out those favorite festive lights a little early, you now have an excuse, VIVA Tweed!

With a Vegas theme set for the August 23rd-25th Elvis Festival, the Municipality of Tweed wants to reinforce the concept of turning our downtown (and beyond) into a village of lights for the month of August. Having store fronts and windows radiant like Vegas bears a welcoming environment as people venture into our small community. If we can snap the attention of evening motorists, we have established a unique association that can be assured to bring them back to our community.

Neither the Task Team nor the Chamber want to generate an expectation that all windows must be lit up every night in the week in August. The two groups still want to see the wonderful and creative displays as in the past, Elvis cut outs, photos, Las Vegas themes, and bright colours,. The variation this year is that in order to incorporate the Vegas principle we must bear the trademark lights. Vegas wouldn't be the same without its colorful skyline, and VIVA Tweed cannot reach its full potential without your local support. Judging of the windows will be one week prior to the Festival, and the prizes are always well worth the effort!

The Municipality of Tweed encourages everyone to support these groups in our community and light up your windows for VIVA Tweed.

If you own a local business or organization and want to get involved call Roseann Trudeau at 613-478-2017.

For more information contact Patricia Bergeron, CAO/Clerk at plb@twp.tweed.on.ca or 478-2535.