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Posted on: November 14, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Winners from the Giant Greeting Card Competition at the Holiday Festival of Lights

Cathedral Academy greeting card

Holiday Festival of Lights Kicks off its 28th year

[JAMES ISLAND] – The Holiday Festival of Lights kicked off its 28th season Nov. 10!  During the grand opening celebration, the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) proudly presented awards for the festival’s annual Giant Greeting Card Competition. Winning entries in the competition are on display during the event, which runs nightly through Jan. 1 at James Island County Park.


This year, the Giant Greeting Card Competition has 38 entries on display from Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester County student groups in elementary, middle and high school divisions. The winning top three schools in each division, and four honorable mention winners, received a trophy and cash award to use for their school arts program. Winners are on display in Santa’s Village. CCPRC is very pleased to recognize the efforts and creativity of the winning schools:


1st Place: Cathedral Academy

2nd Place: Crown Leadership Academy

3rd Place: St. John’s High School


1st Place: The Charleston Christian School

2nd Place: Camp Road Middle

3rd Place: Ridge Christian Academy


1st Place: Charleston Collegiate School

2nd Place: Orange Grove Charter School

3rd Place: Malcolm C. Hursey Elementary


Dunston Primary School

GLOW Home School

St. James-Santee Elementary School

West Ashley High International Club

The Holiday Festival of Lights is open nightly through Jan. 1 at James Island County Park and is presented by The Boeing Company and Charleston County Parks. For details, including special event dates, hours, fees and more, visit or call 843-795-4386, or download the Charleston County Parks mobile app.

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