Reporting Lynne Adkins
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By Lynne Adkins
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Just in time for the opening of the Philadelphia Flower Show, nine local businesses have received prizes for the best flower show-themed window displays.
Seventy local stores and attractions took part in the contest, making their storefronts and lobbies into Hawaiian-themed spectacles.
Drew Becher, president of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, says it’s a great way to get the city excited about the flower show.
“We engage local businesses, we engage the local neighborhoods, and people have a lot of fun doing it,” he told KYW Newsradio.
“We put our baked goods in the window, we made flowers with baguettes and rolls, and we have a very silly little mannequin that has her grass skirt on and flowers in her hair, and we just made a fun window,” she said today.
Other winners include the Philadelphia Brewing Company and the Cira Center.