Story and photos by Lindsey Chester.
Cary, NC – Have you traveled down Academy Street lately? Noticed all the weirdly wonderful Christmas trees that are lining the street? They are part of a Christmas Tree decorating contest with a twist!
Gifting Tree Project
The decorated trees lining South Academy Street are part of the Gifting Tree Project. From Town of Cary:
Cary organizations can decorate a tree along Academy Street to reflect the theme of giving. The winning tree will receive a donation to the non-profit group of their choice.
The Public Votes
Cast your vote for People’s Choice before the December 8th deadline!
Each tree has the groups’ name and number nearby. The themes of the trees reflect on the idea of “Giving.”
Visitors are encouraged to vote on the tree they like best by placing a ballot in the container nearest their favorite tree.
Here’s a few snaps of some of my favorites.