2019 Cardinal Community Christmas Tree Decorating Contest

Stillman Valley held its seventh annual Tree Decorating Contest in conjunction with the Cardinal Community Christmas event in downtown Stillman Valley on Sunday, December 2, 2018.

There were 28 groups that participated, including local schools, businesses, and community organizations. Prizes were awarded in four categories based on creativity/originality, best use of theme, overall appearance, and people’s choice. Thank you to Indian Hill Manor and Farm for sponsoring these prizes! Local community members judged the trees and winners were announced at the Tree Lighting Ceremony that evening.

A fifth category, Facebook Fan Favorite, was added in 2017, where people could vote for their favorite decorated tree by reacting to their respective photo on Stillman Bank’s Facebook page last week.

Congratulations to the winners!

Stillman Valley High School Student Council won Most Creative & Original for their penguin tree and Shear Madness 2 won Best Use of Theme for their Polar Express themed tree.












And walking away with Best Overall Appearance, Facebook Fan Favorite, AND People’s Choice was the Meridian 223 Transportation Department with their school bus themed tree.













To determine the People’s Choice winner, those that attended the event donating their loose change for their favorite tree. A total of $603.04 was raised and all funds will be donated to the Bread of Life food pantry in Stillman Valley.

Stillman Bank Marketing Specialist Jennifer Wheeler presents Tammy Pierson of Valley Covenant Church and Bread of Life the contribution check for $603.04 from this year’s People’s Choice Award.















The trees, donated by Stillman Bank and the Village of Stillman Valley, will remain on display at the corner of Main and Maple streets in downtown Stillman Valley through New Year’s Eve. Thank you to all who participated in the contest!