A Welded Christmas Tree? MBA Christmas Tree Competition.

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Have you ever seen a welded Christmas tree?  It looks straight out of Dr. Suess’ The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.  It was one of 14 entries in our recent Martin Business Association’s “Christmas Tree Competition.”  Held in honor of the inaugural year of our new 20 foot city Christmas tree, the competition sprouted from a small MBA Activities committee members meeting and grew beyond what we all imagined.

The contest was open to all Martin Business Association members.  These participants took hold of the idea, jumped in with both feet not knowing what to expect and outdid themselves!   I can only imagine the fun my friend, Newscoma, had stringing pork rinds for the entry, Redneck Christmas.

It has been as much fun touring these trees as it was creating the event. There is so much creativity to enjoy.  Well, so much that the Martin Beautiful judges, headed up by Lon May, decided we didn’t need just one winner, but one Overall and two Honorable Mentions. Congrats to all.

Make a time to visit these trees.  Turn it into an event with a few of your friends. You will enjoy the show, and you’ll spread a little more Christmas spirit around our wonderful town of Martin.

You can get a complete list of participants and their addresses at this link: Martin Business Association

Not a member of MBA?  There is no fee to join.  Consider the benefits and jump in like these participants in the competition.  So much reward for the effort, I promise.

Did I mention the prizes this year in the contest?  First place was an awesome “Big, Red Bowl” handcrafted and donated by Clint Riley of Six Toe Studio here in Martin.   The fabulous Honorable Mention prizes were “Empty Bowl Project” bowls created by David McBeth and his students.  The proceeds from the sale of these two bowls are donated to the Weakley Co. We Care Food Bank.

Big Red Bowl by Clint Riley, Six Toe Studio First Place Awarded to: Country Pet Resort & Spa:  Rock Candy Christmas.

Happy Holidays!

Christmas Tree Slide Show Photos courtesy of:  Sabrina Bates & Tracy Sharp, Weakley County Press, Thank You!

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