Delta Downs’ 12th Annual Trees of Hope set to light up the holiday season

Published 4:57 pm Wednesday, December 4, 2019

To The Leader


VINTON, LA – A popular holiday tradition returns to Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel, as the Vinton, Louisiana property hosts the 12h Annual Trees of Hope display.

Each year, nonprofit organizations from across southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas are invited to decorate 12-foot trees displayed in the Promenade at Delta Downs. Members of the public can visit the display and vote for their favorite charity. Delta Downs will award a total of $10,000 in cash to all participants, including a first-place prize of $2,500.

 “Trees of Hope is a beautiful display that the entire community can enjoy, but more importantly, it’s an opportunity to help out many worthwhile charities in our community,” said Steve Kuypers, Vice President and General Manager of Delta Downs. “Trees of Hope has quickly become a tradition here at Delta Downs. Thousands of people come through our doors each December, looking forward to seeing displays that grow more creative and festive each year.”

This year, the trees will be on display now through December 27. The public is invited to view the trees and vote for their favorite from now until December 12, and then to join us for the annual awards ceremony in the Delta Downs Promenade at 7:00pm on December 13.

Participants in this year’s contest are: Autism Services of Southwest Louisiana, Colors for a Cause Louisiana, Daughters of the American Revolution Calcasieu Chapter, Dreams Come True of Louisiana, Family & Youth Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), International Rhett Syndrome Foundation, St. Nicholas Center for Children, and Nutrition & Services for Seniors.