Circles announces Tinsel Trail winners

Published 10:54 am Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Circles of Troup County has announced the winners of this year’s Tinsel Trail.

The 2023 Tinsel Trail marks the second year Lafayette Square in LaGrange has hosted the trail, which serves as a fundraising project of Circles.

Circles is a nonprofit that serves to identify and eliminate the causes of poverty and support those wishing to lift themselves out of poverty.

Since mid-November, 67 brightly decorated Christmas trees have filled the square in Downtown LaGrange as part of the fun holiday fundraiser. Those visiting the trail were encouraged to vote on their favorite trees via a QR code. The winners were announced throughout the weekend.

According to Circles Director Sherri Brown, more than 1,500 votes were cast in the competition.

Winners were named for best trees in 11 categories including:

4Holiday Heart Award for best nonprofit tree: First Choice Women’s Center

4 Signature Theme Award for large business tree: DanRic Homes – “Barbie Dreamhouse”

4Signature Theme Award for best small business tree: LaGrange Piano Lessons

4Cindy Lou Who Award for best school/daycare tree: Hollis Hand Elementary School

4Holy Night Award for best church/faith organization tree: The Journey Sunday school class of Wesley Methodist Church

4Holly Jolly Award for best holiday-styled tree: Great Wolf Lodge

4Shining Star Award for best nighttime display: Wild Leap Brewery

4Crafty Elves Award for best handmade decor: Design Group

4Merry and Bright Award for the trail show-stopper: Eco Choice

4Circles Staff Award: State Farm

4Talk of the Trail Award for best overall tree: Little Lions Preschool

“Tinsel Trail has been a fun project for the entire community. Not only do businesses and groups get a chance to showcase their work, but the community has enjoyed the magic of the downtown square this season,” Brown said.

The trees will remain up until Jan. 1, so there’s still time to visit and walk through the trail.

For information about connecting with Circles, visit their website at circlesoftroup.org.