Winners of the 2017 Fashions for Evergreens Competition
It was a record-breaking year for the Fashions for Evergreens competition with the fundraiser bringing in a total of $6,538.93 in donations! More than 12,000 visitors toured the hotel to view the displays with several more who viewed and voted online. The yearly competition brought in great coverage for our region with lots of local news stories, over 500 social media posts, and national coverage in AAA Go Magazine. Fashions for Evergreens was once again named a Top Holiday Event in the Roanoke Region.
Each year the public is asked to vote and for the second year in a row, every participating tree received donations! The 2017 competition also saw the closest public vote finish of any year, with the difference between first and second place being $11.81, and an Honorable Mention win by just ten cents!
Showing why every penny counts, VA811 was this year’s 1st Place Public Vote winner, once again winning by just $11.81. They were able to raise a total of $1,025.34!
Public Vote Honorable Mentions were:
Green United Memorial Hospital
In addition to the Public Vote, there is a Professional Vote that is decided by a panel of anonymous judges.
1st Place Professional Vote winner was MW Construction
2nd Place Professional Vote winner: Woodmen Life
3rd Place Professional Vote winner: Creative Occasions
Special thanks to The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center for hosting the competition and for being a great partner in helping us raise so much money for our community! And to all the participants and those who voted and made this a record-breaking year, we thank you for your continued support! We can’t wait to see what the 2018 competition will bring!