Merchants in downtown Provo are invited to participate in the annual AIM Christmas decorating contest Nov. 29.

Lisa Witham, president of the AIM Beautification Committee, anticipates an enthusiastic turnout from the downtown merchants. "The businesses will be judged according to originality and creativity. We have included four categories that merchants may enter. These categories are: Outdoor Daytime, Indoor, Outdoor Nighttime and Window Display," Witham said.All entries must be submitted to the AIM Beautification Committee by Nov. 27. For further information, call the AIM offices at 374-5449.