After a year of confusion, dismay, rebuilding, and recovery, the Dauphin Island Chamber of Commerce came to the decision to bring Holiday joy to the Island. With 60 sponsored trees covering the Island, the best time of the year was the focal point for Dauphin Island. Beginning December 5th, colored and covered trees dotted the Island in hopes of bringing the Christmas spirit down to the barrier reef island that many call home. After a busy weekend of decorating and preparation, the Island was it up in success.
Below our the Judges Choice and People's Choice Award Winners!
Judges Choice Award
Judges Choice goes to #57, Sabrina Green, Gnome for the Holidays.
Judges Special Mention
1. Best Ocean Theme: #54, Harbour Haus
2. Best Christmas Scene: #59, Gulf Breeze Hotel
3. Best Use of Unusual Materials: #38, Dauphin Island Marina
4. Most Creative: #37, Dauphin Island Women’s Club.
Judges Special Honor: To Episcopal Church on Key Street, #28. As Dauphin Island is home to so many songbirds, we thought it was a lovely gesture to hang ornaments made of suet.
The People’s Choice Awards:
The People have spoken…and clearly enjoyed the process!
The People chose tree #54 at the Harbour Haus Condominiums. - 528 LeMoyne (corner of Delchamps and LeMoyne. The tree is in memory of Jennifer Rogers, age 47, who lost her fight with colon cancer on September 26, 2020. Her logo was #tailfinsup so the tree has a Mermaid theme in her honor.
In the Home Decoration Category, the people chose House D – Tabatha Blue as the Home Decoration Choice – 2310 Bienville Blvd.
Click here to see a photo gallery of all the trees around the Island.
Congratulations to all who are listed here! But please remember, there are no losers – each tree and home received votes, and all have brought great joy and wonderful light to Dauphin Island - not to mention, the gifts to Feed the Need. We are all winners this year!
Many thanks to Steve and Nancy Joynt and Francis Coleman for their time and attention to the details of our first Lights of Dauphin Island. They took their responsibility very seriously and have gone beyond their initial charge. They have designated special categories which you may well see again!
In their words: “First, we were so impressed that y'all were able to pull this off in fairly grand style in - you know - 2020. We were also impressed by the level of participation you got from the community. We also wanted to say that so many of the trees were very good. We learned lots of great stuff - like using Spanish Moss for tinsel.”
Thank you to everyone who participated and to everyone who voted!
Dauphin Island's Most Festive year yet has only begun... Visit The Lights of Dauphin Island today!