announced December 13, 2018
A brilliant display of Christmas Trees is lighting up the green in East Burke Village as part of the Burke Area Chamber of Commerce annual holiday contest. Ruggles Christmas Trees provided the trees which were each ‘adopted’ and decorated by a local school or business. The judges have spoken and winners were chosen at a Tree Lighting Ceremony on Sunday, December 9th at the Burke Mountain Club/East Burke Community Library Holiday Party. Each winner receives $100 sent to their charity of choice.
And the winners are…
Best School Tree – The Newark Street School won with a message of ‘spreading love’ featuring origami style heart ornaments made by students. $100 will be sent on their behalf to The Newark Winter Sports Activity Program.
Best Business Tree – Century 21 Farm & Forest Realty/Burke Vacation Rentals won this category with a Grinch themed tree complete with the Grinch stealing lights from the neighboring tree. $100 goes to their charity of choice, the Lyndon Area Food Shelf.
Best Lights – The Lyndon Outing Club won this category with a tree that featured their signature red & white colors along with hand-made wooden ornaments. They chose the Darling Inn Senior Meal Site Meals on Wheels program to receive $100.
Best Decorations – The Town of East Haven won with a tree decorated by a group of the town’s residents. The tree featured lots of odes to recreation and businesses in East Haven. They chose the Burke Senior Meal Site as the recipient of $100.
And, finally, Best Overall Tree went to Tim Scott Real Estate. Tim enlisted the help of the students of Peacham Elementary School to make the ornaments for his beautifully decorated tree. The Peacham School Burke Ski Program will receive $100.
The trees will be on display until mid-January. Folks are welcome and encouraged to wander around the snow covered green to get a close up look at the Christmas trees. Photos of all the trees are also on the Burke Area Chamber of Commerce facebook page.