In the spirit of the holiday season, Carson’s Department Store announces the finalists for the Carson’s Coloring Contest, with the winner chosen to “flip the switch” at Downtown Indy’s Circle of Lights® presented by the Contractors of Quality Connection and the Electrical Workers of IBEW #481. Additionally, Carson’s has unveiled its new holiday window display at the corner of Meridian and Washington streets in Downtown Indianapolis. The newly decorated windows can now be viewed throughout the entire holiday season.
A signature aspect to the holiday window displays features artwork from the five finalists’ entries. The finalists were chosen from more than 1,000 entries. For the first time, Carson’s corner showcase window will be decorated for the holidays in celebration of the Cherub.
The Carson’s Coloring Contest grand prize winner, Lane Stark, an 11-year-old sixth-grade student at Indianapolis Public School’s Center for Inquiry #84, will help to “flip the switch” at next Friday’sCircle of Lights® celebration Downtown on Monument Circle. (The actual “flipping of the switch” will take place at approximately 7:50 p.m. Nov. 27.)
Her coloring sheet includes an artistic drawing of representatives from all five branches of the Military with the words “To all the soldiers not with their families for Christmas… Thank You!” In addition to appearing on stage with Santa at Circle of Lights, Lane will be awarded a $1,529 CollegeChoice 529 Direct Savings Plan, $100 gift card to Carson’s Department Store and four tickets to a Broadway in Indianapolis production.
Four additional finalists will each be awarded a CollegeChoice 529 Direct Savings Plans valued at $529, along with the $100 Carson’s gift card and Broadway tickets. The four finalists are:
- Christian Encarnado, age 9 from Indianapolis (46217)
- Mia Freeman, age 12 from Indianapolis (46236)
- Abby Mattingly, age 6 from Indianapolis (46220)
- Abdul Mohammed, age 12 from Fishers (46038)
Coloring Contest partners include Carson’s Department Store, CollegeChoice 529, Broadway in Indianapolis, WTHR, The Indianapolis Star and Circle Centre Mall.