Fairfax’s Storefront Window Decorating Contest
Some 14 Fairfax City businesses are decorating their storefront windows, trying to win the 2021 Fairfax City Holiday Window Decorating Contest. With a “Winter Wonderland” theme, they’ll vie for customers’ votes to be named the People’s Choice winner. In addition, Fairfax City Council will select a Grand Prize champion.
Each winning business will receive complimentary access to digital marketing consulting services valued at $1,500 and designed to help them create stronger, online visibility. Votes may be cast now through Jan. 3 by scanning the QR code in each participant’s window.
Voters’ names will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a $25 gift card to the participating City business of their choice. To learn more about the window decorating contest and which businesses are participating, go to fairfaxcityconnected.com/21windows.
Humane Society’s Fairfax Thrift Store Re-Opens
The Second Chance Thrift and Gift Store in Fairfax City is owned and operated by the Humane Society of Fairfax County, a nonprofit animal rescue. And it’s a great place for bargains on a wide array of household goods and clothing. The store was closed for more than a year due to the pandemic, but recently re-opened.
It’s at 4057 Chain Bridge Road (across the street from the courthouse), and is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. New items are stocked on the shelves hourly, as new donations arrive, and all proceeds go toward providing medical attention for animals in the Humane Society’s care.The organization also helps find homes for companion animals. Go to hsfc.org or check out the Humane Society’s Facebook page to meet animals seeking their fur-ever homes, including the “12 Cats of Christmas.” For more information, call 703-385-7387.