The mannequins in some St. Joseph, Michigan store windows will be real people for an event Friday evening.
The Living Mannequins displays have been part of St. Joe’s light up the bluff holiday event for six years now.
Displays follow a theme and must incorporate the goods or services of the business in whose window they appear. They compete for judged awards and people’s choice awards.
This year the theme is literature, and will include Peter Pan, Sherlock Holmes and Where’s Waldo, among others.
Cynthia Hagedorn, with Square Peg Events, is organizing the mannequins. She says it’s difficult to stay still for 90 minutes for the event but some of the mannequins have had more practice.
“All of the mannequins are community volunteers and so they’re not professionals, but some of them you will have seen in different stores or maybe even the same stores, being this is our sixth year, they’re a little bit more seasoned.”
The mannequins will be in the store windows from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Award winners will be announced at an after party at 9:45 p.m. at the Box Factory.