20th Christmas Tree Festival Awards

Thank you to everyone who decorated a tree this year – and in the past 19 years! The festival couldn’t happen without you!! The judges enjoyed the trees very much and certificates were awarded to these people:

Up to 9 years category:

  • 1st   Rainbows reindeer – Ist Barton Rainbows (14)
  • 2nd  A woodland walk – Hexton School (26)
  • Highly Commended The rusty buckets – Barton Beaver Scouts (21)

10-14 Category:

  • 1st Hat yourself a merry little Christmas – Barton Scout Troup (11)
  • 2nd Christmas stars – Ablaze youth group  (32)
  • Highly Commended  It’s beginning to look a lot like Strictly – Barton 1st Rangers (3)  

Businesses

  • 1st The book tree – Barton Library  (40)
  • 2nd The gingerbread tree – Roger’s Bakery (38)
  • Highly Commended The outside in tree – Kropps and Bobbers (39)

Community groups

  • 1st  Swedish angels – Vreta Kloster (22)
  • 2nd Feed the birds – Barton Women’s Institute  (28)
  • Highly commended – Pom pom and on and on – Spoonfuls of glitter group (16)

Individual and family

  • 1st Paddington at Christmas – Burnett family (20)
  • 2nd Twelve days of Christmas – Lorna Kalisz (24)
  • Highly commended Nature on camera – Jane Fox (35)                 

Also commended

  • Football all the way (2)
  • A Christmas story (15)
  • People who help us (33)
  • All we want for Christmas (23)

Judges this year

Alan and Nan Cannon Jones and David and Sheila Daw (from Hitchin Christmas Tree Festival)

Winner of the vote for people’s favourite tree

The Gorgeous George Tree – awarded the CTF trophy

Runner  up: Hat yourself a merry little Christmas – Barton Scouts

Tree image gallery