A bunch of Parkville-area programs, from school art departments to scouting troops and rec sports are starting the new year a little richer thanks to wins in the Parkville-Carney Business Professional Association holiday window-decorating contest.
Ed Pinder, a Parkville attorney and board member for the association, recently announced the winners.
Check out photos from the decorated businesses in the gallery above.
- First Place, $225: Parkville Middle School, for their work at Parkville Animal Hospital, Mimi's Hair Braiding and Parkville Senior Center. "The 8th (sic) graders showed that there is a lot of art talent on the way up in Parkville. The imagination, attention to detail, and the tie in to the businesses all put them in first place. Well done to the Parkville Middle artists!" Pinder wrote in an e-mail.
- Second Place, $200: Parkville Dance Power, for their work at Chesapeake Bank and the Parkville-Carney branch of the Baltimore County Public Library. "Lots of helpers at the Library and large windows to show off at Cheaspaeke Bank," Pinder wrote.
- Third Place, $175: Parkville High School, for their work at Murray Cellular and the Liquor Pump. "Very sophisticated Santa checking his smartphone at Murray Cellular. Imaginative incorporation of the business into the art," Pinder wrote.
Runners up included Girl Scout Troop 1048 (Sportsline, Office of Dr. Timothy Madgar), Parkville Girls Softball (Pinder Legal, Low Pro Graphics), Parkville Danzations (Parkville Rec Center, The Cutting Corner), and Boy Scout Troop 475 (Office of Dr. Stephen Verapitas).
Runners up each receive $125.
"Let me thank you for all the wonderful art work. I have heard many positive comments about the art work," Pinder wrote in an email. "I know from talking to some of the kids that they had fun; and were thrilled to have such a public and large "glass canvas" to work with. You should be proud of not only their artistic abilities but also their civic pride."
Checks will be presented to winners during the Parkville-Carney Business Professional Association Networking and Member Appreciation Event from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at Racer's Cafe.