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Colony Square's Trim-a-Tree Contest to Benefit Bert’s Big Adventure

Proceeds from holiday competition that began this week will help fund vacations for terminally ill kids.

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Colony Square's third annual Trim-a-Tree for Charity Contest kicked off this past Monday and will benefit Bert’s Big Adventure, a nonprofit started in 2002 by local radio personality, Bert Weiss, and his wife Stacey.

Once a year, Bert’s Big Adventure provides a magical, all-expenses-paid, five-day journey to Walt Disney World for children with chronic and terminal illnesses and their families. 

Fifteen companies in Colony Square have decorated 18 trees for the team-building competition. Participants were encouraged to get creative with their trees, and many will have a Disney theme to correlate with the concept of Bert’s Big Adventure. 

The decorated trees will be on display in the Food Court Atrium through Thursday, Dec. 13. Colony Square tenants, visitors and guests are encouraged to donate $1 to vote for their favorite tree at the concierge desk and they can vote as often as they like. All proceeds from votes and the tree auction will go toward Bert’s Big Adventure.

To celebrate the people and companies that participated in the contest, Colony Square will host a Tree Trimmers Holiday Celebration on Wednesday, Dec. 12, from 5 to 7:30 p.m., in the Food Court Atrium. The votes will be counted for the “Highest Earning Tree” (tree with the most votes) and judges will determine the winners in other categories, including “Most Creative Tree” and more. 

All of the trees will be auctioned off to the highest bidder, with all proceeds going to Bert’s Big Adventure. The event, which is sponsored in part by Colony Square Dental Associates, is free and open to the public.

Located in the heart of Midtown at the intersection of 12th Street and Peachtree, Colony Square is the city’s original mixed-use complex. Built in the early 70s, Colony Square is comprised of two towering offices buildings and a residential building, with Midtown’s W Hotel attached to the complex’s connecting atrium.

With continual efforts toward sustainability corporate practices, Colony Square was admitted into the World Green Building Council in June 2012.

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