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Animal advocates claim 2013 Triangle Christmas Tree Challenge

Posted December 22, 2013 11:57 p.m. EST
Updated December 23, 2013 6:57 a.m. EST

Christmas trees decorated by non-profit organization supporters line the walkway in front of the Durham Performing Arts Center in effort to win their organization the prize of “best decorated.”  You will have until December 20 to cast your vote for the top three winners after All-star judges select an overall favorite on Dec. 6 while the community rallies for their favorite trees in Diamond View Park (photo by Wes Hight).

— The winners of this year's Triangle Christmas Tree Challenge have been announced.

Nearly 60 nonprofit organizations took part in the competition, which ran from Dec. 6 to Dec. 20.

The trees were on display at Diamond View Park in Durham. This year's theme was the "Island of Misfit Toys."

The SPCA of Wake County came in first place, the Coalition to Unchain Dogs came in second place and Best Friend Pet Adoption came in third place.

In the Celebrity Choice Award category, the winners were the Museum of Life and Science, Durham Economic Resource Center and Women's Birth & Wellness Center.

The FOX 50 Community First Award was awarded to the American Dance Festival. The DPAC Community Star Award was awarded to 3/20 Water Sports, and the Wool E. Bull Prime Cut Award winner was Durham Interfaith Hospitality Network.