Today is the deadline to cast a vote in Downtown Joplin Alliance’s holiday window decorating contest.

Residents can vote for their favorite window or building decorations put up by downtown businesses at the alliance’s Facebook page,

Participating businesses are Be-You-Nique Boutique, Blue Moon Boutique, Blue’s Bike Co., Carmen’s Apples, Club 609, Countryside Flowers, Frosted Cakerie, Hackett Hot Wings, Joplin Avenue Coffee Co., Net-Vendor, Newton’s Jewelers, Rosa Bella’s, Rust & Stuff, Sophie, The Runaround and Urban Art Gallery.

There are four categories of competition: Most Festive, Most Beautiful, Most Humorous and Most Lights. The business with the most votes in each category will receive a trophy at an awards ceremony scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday at City Hall.

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