announced December 16, 2021
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. Langlais Family Tree Farm provided the trees which were each ‘adopted’ and decorated by a local school or business.
Impartial judges chose five winners at a Tree Lighting Celebration on December 12th. Each winner received $100 for a charity of their choice.
And the winners are....
Best Lights – Kingdom Trails with a festive blinking display (charity: East Burke Fire Brigade);
Best Decorations – The Riverside School with wooden ornaments featuring images and words from students (charity: H.O.P.E. Backpack Program));
Best Business Tree – East Burke Market with a tree lit up with green and red lights and stuffed moose ornaments (charity: NEK Santa Fund);
Best School Tree – Newark Street School with a ‘Newark in Bloom’ theme featuring a variety of flowers and colorful ornaments made by students (charity: Newark Winter Sports Program);
Best Overall Tree - Tim Scott Real Estate with a spectacular tree featuring a leaf and orange slice garland along with beautiful ornaments made by students at the Peacham Elementary School (charity: Peacham School Ski Program);
The trees will be lighting up the village until sometime in January. Folks are encouraged to stop and take a walk on the green to get a good look at each unique tree.
Visit the Chamber Facebook Page to see pictures of all the trees.