We love the decorated windows around town each Christmas season. This year we contacted Legacy Christian Academy in Xenia to see if their students could help us with our window decorating. Within a few discussions with the high school art teacher, Jennifer Burtnett, we had a contest underway. The winner’s design would be used, they would receive a $25 gift card to One Bistro and a One Bistro t-shirt.
The students were given a drawing of our storefront and asked to create a design that could be painted on our windows. We gave them a few guidelines and invited them to put their creativity to work. And wow, did they create. The students submitted so many terrific drawings it was very hard for us to select the winner. We selected the design by Senior, Ashlea Roe. We had four runner-ups; Senior, Paige Daulton, Junior, Yuki Zhao, Sophomores, Hannah Stover and Audrey Stanley. Each runner up also received a One Bistro t-shirt.
On November 30, all five students along with Jennifer Burtnett (High School art teacher) and Terra Stanley (Elementary art teacher) spent the day at the bistro painting our windows for the Christmas holiday season. Chef Greg cooked up some pizzas for lunch and then to further bless their community, the students walked across the room to the windows of Toward Independence and free painted their windows with another fun and fabulous design.
Please come and visit the bistro and see the beautiful work of the students. We are so grateful for this opportunity and for the community connection!