Dollar votes for best decorated JIA trees benefit Dreams Come True
December 5, 2013
By Beth Cravey (Beth Cravey Blog)

An annual Christmas tree decorating contest to benefit Dreams Come True is under way at Jacksonville International Airport.

Sponsored by the Jacksonville International Airport Management Council, the contest runs until Dec. 31.

More than 30 decorated trees are on display in the airport's interior courtyard, near TSA screening, and by the ticketing counters. Visitors to the airport this holiday season may vote on their favorite decorated tree through a $1 or more donation, according to a news release.

Each $1 donated equals one vote for that tree selected. Donations and votes may be submitted at the ballot box in the JIA courtyard near Sam Snead's restaurant.

Proceeds go to Jacksonville-based Dreams Come True, a nonprofit that fulfills the dreams of children with life-threatening illnesses. The airport fundraiser has has raised more than $45,000 since its 2003 inception, sponsoring 13 dreams for local children, according to the release.

Past tree decorations have included coupons from local businesses and sports themes trees.

The council is a networking organization of business leaders and managers. For more information, go to

For more information about Dreams Come True, go to or call (904) 296-3030.