By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Arbor Day contest winners named
Art Contest Winner-  Lily Grace Clay- Enota Elementary
Lily Grace Clay won the third-grade art contest for Arbor Day.

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce Beautification Committee and the Georgia Forestry Service have announced the winners of the 2017 Arbor Day Student Art and Essay Contest.

Lily Grace Clay, of Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy, won the third-grade art contest, and Cade Burnette, of Riverbend Elementary, won the fifth-grade essay contest.

More than 100 entries were submitted with the topic “I Speak for the Trees.” Students will be recognized at the Arbor Day Celebration at 10 a.m. Feb. 17 at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, a Smithgall Woodland Legacy, in Gainesville.

Open to the public, the event is coordinated by the Greater Hall Chamber and sponsored by the Hall County Master Gardeners, Keep Hall Beautiful and Georgia Power. Festivities include student contest recognition and a joint city/county proclamation with Tree City USA recognition.

For information on Arbor Day or other Greater Hall Chamber Community Development programs, contact Robin Halstead at 770-532-6206, ext. 101, or by email at