SNOWFLAKE — The folks at Furniture Gallery wanted to help people get in the Christmas spirit this year. To do so, they joined the annual search with the Silver Creek Senior Center to find the best drawing depicting a “Hometown Holiday.”
The contest is an annual event and the winner’s design is used on the Meals on Wheels holiday card.
Kindergarten through sixth-grade students in Snowflake and Taylor submitted their artwork, which is currently on display at Furniture Gallery for all to see. The design theme was “Hometown Holiday.”
Seen through the eyes of a child, the card designs are meant to stir memories for many adults. In all, 118 entries were submitted.
Judging took place Dec. 12. Curtis Hollman, from Highland Primary, was the design winner. He received $100. Avery Arnett, of Snowflake Intermediate, Melissa C. Thatcher, of Snowflake Intermediate, Jose Contreras, of Highland Primary, and Judd Jensen, of Taylor Elementary, all were runners-up and received $30 each.
Furniture Gallery opened their doors July 6. The owner is Jeremy Lewis, who grew up in Snowflake and said he is happy to be back in the White Mountains. Furniture Gallery is part of a national buying group that allows them to offer specials and selections often found in cities such as Phoenix.
The store is located at 1355 S. Main, across from the junior high school.