WHILE many local businesses embraced the Christmas spirit late last year, it was Brook Medical Centre who stood above the pack.
And, the clinic has the award to prove it.
The Brook Street practice won the Muswellbrook Red Cross Decorated Business House competition, which was sponsored by the Muswellbrook Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI).
"I'd like to thank the residents of Muswellbrook, and district, who contributed in any way to the successful displays," said recently-named Citizen of the Year Diana Keating.
"Mike Pritchard (from ABC Radio) was challenged with the difficult task of deciding the winner.
"So, I would also like to express my gratitude to all businesses who participated.
"The Bi-Annual Christmas Tree and Wreath display could not occur without the generous sponsorship of the Bengalla Mining Company and the kind cooperation of Muswellbrook Shire Council and the staff at the Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre.
"None of these events would happen either, without the enthusiasm of the many people who created the wonderful displays for the enjoyment of the community.
"The members of the Muswellbrook Red Cross are most grateful for your support and involvement.
"Brook Medical Centre was certainly a worthy winner - congratulations."