TATAMAGOUCHE –The Christmas Tree Council of Nova Scotia (CTCNS) has wrapped up voting for its first-ever My Perfect Tree colouring contest.
Amy Peterson, 7, a Grade 3 student at Tatamagouche Elementary Schoolentered this original piece of art in the Christmas Tree Council of Nova Scotia (CTCNS) has wrapped up voting for its first-ever My Perfect Tree contest. SUBMITTED
Just under 600 entries were received from elementary school students across the province.
Voting took place on the CTCNS Facebook page from Nov. 29 to Dec. 13 to determine the grand prize winner, Abbie Little of Coldbrook. A random winner from each county represented was also selected to win $25 including Amy Peterson, 7, a Grade 3 student at Tatamagouche Elementary School.
Grand prize winner Little received 250 likes on her entry, but instead of putting her winnings in her piggy bank the Grade 2 student at Coldbrook & District School, donated her real Christmas tree and $50 prize to a family in her community who may need it more this holiday season.
“We were very pleased with the response to the colouring contest, but we certainly didn’t expect such a show of generosity on behalf of the winner,” said Angus Bonnyman, CTCNS executive director. “Abbie’s gesture has confirmed that the Christmas spirit is alive and well in Nova Scotia.”