The Association of Involved Merchants, has announced the winners of 1990 Christmas decorating contest in the downtown Provo area.

The eight finalists awarded with recognition in excellent design and creativity were: Excelsior/Seven Peaks Resort, Flower Basket, Given Ford, Goldsmith Jewelers, L.H. Smoot Antiques, Navig, Sears and Startup's Candy."Stores were judged according to creativity and overall appearance," AIM president, Lisa Witham said. "Among the businesses that participated, stores provided Christmas scenes with Santas in sleighs, Christmas trees ornately decorated and displays of creativity and imagination."

AIM's board members invite the community to see the downtown area and its festive Christmas decorations.