Many of you who read the blog on a regular basis knew that Zoe was entered in a Window Wonderland Contest here in Old Town Alexandria. From Black Friday through December 5th, individuals could vote for their favorite window display. The winner would receive a visit from the mayor, a big red bow to place on the outside of their building/space, and earned media. And, of course, bragging rights.
Zoe mounted a forceful campaign which served as a reminder to me why I quickly got out of politics (my first career out of college). I can do it when I have to but it definitely isn't enjoyable or within my comfort zone! Once all of the dust had settled, Zoe had finished a very respectable third place with 494 votes. The store had received some social media attention by hovering in the top three for the last three days of voting. A significant accomplishment for a new business!
Janice and Karen were in this morning to watch Zoe while I went offsite to a meeting. They are already planning for next year's window! I can't wait to see it!
Thanks again to EVERYONE who voted for Zoe. And the Happiest of Holidays to you!
Next up: My Trek to George Mason