2023 Winter Wonderland Christmas Essay Contest Finalists Announced by the City of Lawrenceburg

Mayor Kelly Mollaun visited Central Elementary School to meet with the 3rd, 4th and 5th grade finalists in the Winter Wonderland Christmas Essay Contest. The Christmas Essay topic asked students “Who is your Christmas Hero and why?” Having read all 300+ Christmas Essays, Mayor Mollaun stated “The essays submitted this year were heartfelt, very enjoyable to read and positive.”

The Christmas Essay Contest is sponsored each year by the City of Lawrenceburg. Three winners will be selected in each grade and will receive their winning essay custom framed along with a Gift Card as follows: 1st Place $100, 2nd Place $50, 3rd Place $25.

Congratulations to the following 2023 Winter Wonderland Christmas Essay Finalists:
(In no particular order ~ 1st, 2nd & 3rd place announced November 26th)

  • 3rd Grade: Reylin Albright, Averie Finlay and Bradley Wang
  • 4th Grade: Lillian Scott, Jack Berry and Marina Ricco
  • 5th Grade: Selena Baker, Mila Pettit and Paxson Smith

The winning essays will be announced at the City of Lawrenceburg’s Annual Mayors Reception and Christmas Tree Lighting on Sunday, November 26th, 2023 at 7 pm on the Lawrenceburg Civic Park Stage. We invite you and your family to join Mayor Kelly Mollaun, City Council, the City of Lawrenceburg and Lawrenceburg Main Street as we officially kick off the holiday season!

Mayors Reception and Christmas Tree Lighting on Sunday, November 26th, 2023

5:30PM Cincinnati Brass Band
Hors D’oeuvres & Drinks Station
Lawrenceburg Main Street Ornaments Available
Preview Central Elementary School Christmas Essays

6:45 PM Transition to Lawrenceburg Civic Park


7:00 PM Mayors Welcome
Lighting of the Christmas Tree & Holiday Lights Display
Christmas Essay Winners Announced
Hot Chocolate, Sugar Cookies & Ornament Giveaways

7:15 PM Tiger Pizazz and Christmas Caroling