Schools, businesses team up to bring a ‘Window Wonderland’ to downtown Lafayette

The second annual Window Wonderland got underway downtown. (WLFI Photo)
The second annual Window Wonderland got underway downtown. (WLFI Photo)

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Some downtown Lafayette businesses looked a little more festive than usual Thursday.

The second annual Window Wonderland got underway, where teachers and students from area schools decorate windows for some local businesses.

The theme for this year’s Window Wonderland is A Very Merry Main Street.

Organizers said this event is a great way to get the community to see students’ artwork on a larger display.

“I think the kids, the little kids in particular, are excited to get their artwork on display for a lot of people to see,” said Emily Colombo, with Greater Lafayette Commerce. “We have a lot of people coming downtown for the Christmas Parade and other festivities, so you really see [the kids] light up and are proud of their work. It gives you warm and fuzzy feelings, and hopefully we can bring that downtown as well.”

Voting will begin Dec. 3 at 8 a.m. and will last until midnight. Voting is open to the public.

There will be a cash prize for the first-place team, which will be announced next week.

The local businesses and the teams include:

  • Girardot Strauch & Co (Decorated by: Burnett Creek Elementary 2nd and 3rd Grade and 4th and 5th High Ability)
  • TL Kincaid (Burnett Creek Kindergarten)
  • Keystone Architecture (Burnett Creek 2nd Grade)
  • Shook Agency (Burnett Creek 3rd Grade)
  • Pete’s Diner (Burnett Creek 5th Grade)
  • Maximumedia (Burnett Creek 4th Grade)
  • Keller Williams (Battle Ground Middle School Life Skills)
  • Grateful Heart Gallery (Wea Ridge Middle School Art Club)
  • Instant Copy (Klondike Elementary 4th and 5th Grade)
  • Titan Management (Miller Elementary Art Class)
  • Travel Authority (Battle Ground Elementary Student Council)
  • Merlin’s Beard (Jobs for America’s Graduates)
  • Fuel Coffee (Happy Hollow 5th Grade)
  • Centier Bank (Wea Ridge Elementary 4th and 5th Grade)
  • Harrison College (James Cole Elementary 4th Grade, James Cole Elementary Visual Arts, and Glen Acres Elementary)
  • Automated Payroll (Faith Christian Art Class)