Car tire tree wins 'Christmas round the world'

Christiana Edwards, an artist from East End, won first prize for her original decorated Christmas tree at the Bodden Town cultural committee’s “Christmas Round the World” event on Saturday. 

Ms. Edwards created a Christmas design from a number of used car tires painted green and decorated with ornaments and garlands. She also received recognition for her Christmas tree design of a snowman made from car tires. 

The tire trees can usually be seen in the front yard of the Wreck View Gift Shop in East End run by Ms. Edwards and her son Mathew McLaughlin. 

The event at the Harry McCoy park in Bodden Town highlighted traditions of some of the many cultures represented in Cayman. 

Decorating a Christmas tree in an old-time way on Friday night, Emilio Watler, one of the organizers hosting the event, said it gave members of the community the opportunity to share their heritage and holiday traditions. The trees will be on display throughout the holiday season. 

A Christmas tree made from used car tires and designed by local artist Christiana Edwards took the prize.

A Christmas tree made from used car tires and designed by local artist Christiana Edwards took the prize.

Alicemae Bodden and Emilio Watler put the finishing touches on a Christmas tree. - Photo: Jewel Levy

Alicemae Bodden and Emilio Watler put the finishing touches on a Christmas tree. – Photo: Jewel Levy

Christiana Edwards, second from right, with her son Mathew McLaughlin, receives her prize from Florence Wood, cultural committee president, and member Emilio Watler. - Photos: Jewel Levy

Christiana Edwards, second from right, with her son Mathew McLaughlin, receives her prize from Florence Wood, cultural committee president, and member Emilio Watler. – Photos: Jewel Levy

The car tire snowman Christmas tree, also by Christiana Edwards, was a hit with committee members.

The car tire snowman Christmas tree, also by Christiana Edwards, was a hit with committee members.
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