The Farmington Downtown Development Authority's annual Wish List Window contest ended Dec. 16, generating $87,500 worth of business for local merchants and leaving 13 downtown Farmington shoppers a little richer.
The 2013 Wish List Window winners, whose names were drawn at random, are: Amar Almaklani of Dearborn; Mary Burck, Frankie DeBasco, Tim Siegrist, Susan Erickson, Debbie Rock and Marly Theobald of Farmington/Farmington Hills; Charles Haapala, Jan Powers and Chris Weak of Livonia; Natalie Paul of Novi; Jamie Thomas of Detroit and Karen Shadle of Wauseon, Ohio.
Eligible shoppers spent at least $100 during the contest period, recorded on cards distributed by participating merchants. Last year’s contest generated $84,000 in local shopping.
“I think it’s a great promotion, and it brings in business for us," said Eve Cinato of Village Shoe Inn. "Customers loved it, and we had a good turnout. Having multiple prize winners definitely increases its appeal. People were anxious to view the window to see what they might win.”
“The annual Wish List Window is a good community program,” said Mike Mazzoni of M. Mazzoni Jewelers. “I think it brought in customers and helped business. We certainly will participate again next year!”
For more information, please visit DowntownFarmington.org.