Announcing the Winners of Rochester Posed

Downtown Rochester’s second annual Rochester Posed event was held last night, October 2. Participating downtown Rochester businesses turned their storefront windows into live mannequin displays. This year’s theme for Rochester Posed was classic TV of the 60s and 70s. The 2014 Rochester Posed is presented by Lake Trust Credit Union and Downtown Rochester.

Downtown Rochester estimates that the event brought about 5,000 people to Downtown Rochester between 5 and 9 p.m. Live mannequins were displayed in the windows from 6 – 8 p.m. “It was such a fantastic turn out,” said Stephanie Hellebuyck, Events Coordinator of the Rochester Downtown Development Authority. “All of the participating businesses did an amazing job! The public seemed to really enjoy the theme and even the rain held out, which was great!”

Twenty-three businesses participated in Rochester Posed. A panel of judges comprised of DDA Board and committee members scored each participating business on originality, theme and staging. We’re happy to announce that first place goes to Barbers on Fourth – The Andy Griffith Show.

1st Place - 'The Andy Griffith Show'

1st Place – ‘The Andy Griffith Show’

Second place winner is @ Home Furniture – The Beverly Hillbillies

2nd Place - "The Beverly Hillbillies"

2nd Place – “The Beverly Hillbillies”

Third place winner is South Street Skateshop – The Addams Family.

3rd Place - "The Addams Family"

3rd Place – “The Addams Family”

The top three will receive a certificate from the Rochester DDA and bragging rights for a year.

In addition to the window scenes, shoppers had the opportunity to enter-to-win a 50” flat screen television donated by Meijer by making a purchase at a participating business between 5 and 9 p.m. on October 2. The winner of the TV is Paulette Regula of Rochester Hills.

The Rochester Posed Committee is excited to announce that the 2015 theme for Rochester Posed will be Grimms’ Fairy Tales. The date is to be determined but is planned for early October. Upcoming Downtown Rochester events include Trick-or-Treat in Downtown Rochester on October 18 and Trick-or-Treat at the Farmers’ Market on October 25. For more information please visit or call 248.656.0060.

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