Azorean charity wins Christmas tree prize
Casa dos Açores da Bermuda has been named the winner of the sixth annual Charity Christmas Tree Competition.
The charity was one of ten that decorated trees to win cash prizes for their cause.
Casa dos Açores da Bermuda, a charity that promotes Azorean culture, history and tradition in Bermuda, won a $4,000 prize.
Its tree featured a nativity scene complete with a replica of the Portuguese Rock in Spittal Pond and handmade Bermuda Cottages celebrating symbolic landmarks in the Azorean and Bermudian Community.
The Portuguese Cultural Association, which decorated its tree with recycled materials, won the People's Choice Award of $2,500.
Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard took second place and the Kaleidoscope Arts Foundation third, winning $2,500 and $1,750 respectively.
All ten entrants won $750 for participating.
Organiser Suzanne DeCouto said: “We are thankful to Sun Life Financial International who sponsor the event along with Washington Mall Properties for allowing us to have it in this location.”