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Berkeley Springs holiday window display back by popular demand

November 30, 2007|By TRISH RUDDER

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - It's not a fancy Christmas window, and you don't really notice it from your car as you drive by the store, but when you walk up to the window, you get it.

Hunter's Hardware decorated its Washington Street window for Christmas with items marked with price tags and a crche marked "priceless."

Employees Marlene Bittinger and Pam Litten, who are in charge of the window decorations, came up with the idea.

"This is what Christmas is all about," Bittinger said. "We wanted to get away from the commercialism that Christmas has become."

The large window includes a red Radio Flyer scooter with a price tag of $74.85; a sled is marked at $93.99; a wood stove for $2,177.95; a tricycle at $68.99 and a red Radio Flyer wagon for $181.59.

In the center is the crche on a bed of straw. It is marked "priceless."

Because "customers requested this," Bittinger said, this is the third year Hunter's decorated its window the same way, rather than participating in the town's annual window decorating contest, which is theme-based.

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