Holidays in Washington: Tenleytown WinterFest to kick off Friday

The Tenley WinterFest poster was designed by Wilson High student Marney Harris.

The eight-day Tenley WinterFest 2017 will kick off Friday with more than 30 businesses hosting a slate of events that includes the Winter Feast restaurant week, the Yeti Scavenger Hunt and a Winter Market.

Tenleytown Main Street, which organizes the annual festival, recently announced that a Wilson High School junior submitted the winning design for the event’s poster. Marney Harris’ entry shows four yetis — the WinterFest mascot — surrounding the Fort Reno water tower, an iconic symbol in the Tenleytown community. Snowflakes fall around the blue background in the scene, with the poster advertising the events occurring during the festival.

Harris’ poster will be displayed in local businesses and on other materials advertising the annual holiday festival, and copies will be available for sale at the Dec. 2 Winter Market at Janney Elementary School. As a prize for winning the contest, Harris will receive a gift card to a Tenleytown restaurant, according to a news release.

Harris, a digital media student at Wilson, also won the contest last year with a poster featuring snowflakes and swirls surrounding the yeti mascot. The poster contest has been open to high school students who live or attend classes in the Tenleytown area since 2012.

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