announced December 15, 2020
East Burke, VT - A brilliant display of Christmas Trees is lighting up the green at the Burke Mountain Club in East Burke Village! It’s all 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, business or family.
The judges have spoken, and they are either not so good at this judging thing or everyone did too good of a job decorating their tree. Most likely it is the latter. There were supposed to be only 5 winners, but it just couldn't be done. Not only was there a tie in one category, but the judges also invented a whole new category for one particular tree making for 7 winners this year! Oh well, in a year full of rules, one may as well break them when one can. Each winner will get $100 for a charity of their choice.
And the winners are....
The trees will be lighting up the village through at least the end of January if not longer. Said Chamber Administrator, Laura Malieswski, “Usually, the trees come down in mid-January, but the Chamber Board and the Burke Mountain Club Board of Directors all agreed that they should stay up longer because they just make people happy and we all need as much of that as possible these days.” Folks are encouraged to stop and take a walk on the green to get a good look at each unique tree. Photos of all the trees are also on the Burke Area Chamber of Commerce facebook page.