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  • Halloween decorations being applied on the exterior of J's Penalty Box Sports Bar for the Ferndale Hallowindow contest. Courtesy photo.

Ferndale DDA Hosts Hallowindow Decorating Contest Oct. 19-Nov. 1

By |2020-10-16T12:41:18-04:00October 16th, 2020|Michigan, News|

Just in time for the spookiest day of the year, the Ferndale Downtown Development Authority has announced a Hallowindow Decorating Contest, a Halloween-themed event that allows visitors to vote on which Ferndale business feature the best decorations. All visitors get to help decide, and all businesses city-wide are invited to decorate their space with ghoulish goblins, macabre masquerading monsters, shocking shadowy skeletons or maybe even zooming zombies.

“The Ferndale DDA is excited to bring a fun, safe activity to the community as we enter the holiday season,” said DDA Executive Director Lena Stevens. “This is our first event of 2020. Hallowindow competitors are bringing their decorating A-game to earn the bragging rights that come along with a people’s choice voting for the best window. We can’t wait to see visitors mask up, pop in to shop, and then get online to vote for their favorite window display around the city.”

Hook & Eye Alterations and Vintage store decorations.

Online voting will run from Monday, Oct. 19 to Sunday, Nov. 1 at midnight. One winner and one runner up will be selected for the Downtown Ferndale District and one winner and one runner up will be selected city-wide. The DDA asks that participants keep in mind social distancing guidelines in the wake of COVID-19 and to wear a mask and be conscious of those around you.

Those who are unable to visit the locations in person are invited to participate virtually by completing an online survey where pictures of the decorations will be posted. All businesses in the city can sign up to participate. To register or learn more, visit And don’t forget to tag @downtownferndale in your pictures and follow the DDA for more promotions coming this fall.

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Jason A. Michael earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Wayne State University before joining Between The Lines as a contributing writer in 1999. Jason has received both the Spirit of Detroit Award (presented by the Detroit City Council) and the Media Award from the Community Pride Banquet & Awards Ceremony for his writing and activism. Jason is also an Essence magazine bestselling author having written the authorized biography "Strength Of A Woman: The Phyllis Hyman Story," which he released on his own JAM Books imprint.