Monday, December 5, 2016

Christmas Tree Festival 2016: Trees with the Most Votes

Many thanks to all those groups, volunteers and local businesses that decorated trees for our annual
 Christmas Tree Festival 
St Hildeburgh's Parish Church

Thanks also to the hundreds of people who came along to enjoy the Festival between Friday and Sunday
(2 to 4 December 2016)

We all had the most fantastic time!

Visitors to the Christmas Tree Festival were invited to cast votes for the individual trees in the three following categories:
  • Most Elegant Tree
  • Most Fun Tree
  • Most Original Tree

The votes are now all in and counted. We can announce the following:

Anamal Dance Company 
(based in their dance studios in
Central Hall, Market Street, Hoylake)
came first in the category of the
Most Elegant Tree 
(259 votes)

Anamal's tree (pictured below) was a mass of bright white lights, with a dozens of pink baubles (in a range of differing hues) with swathes of light pink material. At the top was a fun looking fairy with a star shaped magic wand ...

Holy Trinity
Church of England
Primary School 
had the most votes in
TWO categories:
Most Fun Tree
 (255 votes)
Most Original Tree 
(200 votes)

Holy Trinity School's tree (pictured below) was  called "A Partridge in an Egg Tree". The tree was made up of individual, decorated eggs - each egg was decorated by a different child from the school. On top was the partridge. As the school worded it, this tree was an "EGGSCLUSIVE" and "EGGSOTIC", "EGGSTRAVAGANZA" ...

A special mention should go to the
Christmas tree
decorated by supporters of our local
RNLI Lifeboats 
(Hoylake and West Kirby)
Although the tree did not gain the most votes in any single category, this tree received no fewer than
total votes

The Lifeboat tree (pictured below) honoured the volunteers who serve our two local lifeboats. The tree decorations were small portraits of the volunteers, while around the base of the tree were gathered items used by the volunteers - ranging from yellow lifeboat boots to helmets. On top of the tree, in place of the usual Christmas fairy, was a lifeboat boot! What else would do ... ?

Many thanks again to all who came to the Festival and especially those who decorated a tree. 
We think you will agree, EVERY Christmas tree at this year's Festival was a winner!