Pictured is Chamber Director Stacy Beougher, Marge Griesdorn, and Kathy Sovinski owner of Venetian Gardens.

The Celina Merchants along with the Celina Mercer Chamber of Commerce held a Storefront window decorating contest for the holiday season.  Merchants were asked to decorate their window by December 1 and customers would have the opportunity to vote for their favorite storefront up until December 15th.  The store with the most votes would win $50 to donate to their charity of choice.

After all the votes were counted, Venetian Gardens was the winner.  The winners selected  ‘Out of the Darkness Walk for Mercer County’ to receive the donation.  Out of the Darkness is a walk to raise money for the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention.  The Mercer County walk was initiated by Coldwater resident Marge Griesdorn who lost her husband Randy to suicide.  Marge continues to work hard to raise money and awareness and we thank her for her efforts.

For further information on the walk or to donate, contact Marge Griesdorn at or visit .