Gold Daisy Award 2019 Winners

Announcing 2019 winners of Favorite Family-Friendly Businesses in the Hickory area

March 21, 2019

Over 25,000 votes were cast for the 7th Annual Gold Daisy Awards!  Thanks to all who nominated and voted to recognize these family-friendly businesses.  Congratulations to the following winners, selected as favorite businesses by the readers of Hickory-W Piedmont Macaroni Kid!  Winning businesses receive a one-year listing in our business directory, as well as a certificate and sticker for display at their places of business.  If you are one of the winning businesses, please use this form to submit your contact information to claim your prize!

Children's Activities & Education Winners
Martial Arts Instruction
Hickory Academy of Martial Arts
Runner Up: Mountain View Martial Arts

Gymnastics Instruction
Foothills Gymnastics (Hickory)
Runner Up: Cheer Energy All-Stars

Dance Instruction
Hickory Ballet & Performing Arts
Runner Up: Ann Freeman Dance Academy

Youth Sports Program
YMCA of Catawba Valley (Hickory/Conover)
Runner Up: Highland Recreation Center

Art Instruction
Hickory Museum of Art
Runner Up: Mud Mamas Studio

Music Instruction
Hickory Music Factory
Runner Up: Suzuki School of Arts

Theatre/Drama Instruction
The Green Room Community Theatre (Newton)
Runner Up: Hickory Community Theatre

Other Classes
Catawba Science Center (Hickory)
Runner Up: Stretch-n-Grow of the Foothills

Childcare & Daycare Centers
Viewmont Baptist Preschool Tree of Learning
Runner Up: YMCA of Catawba Valley

St. Stephen's Lutheran Preschool (Hickory)
Runner Up: First Baptist Child Development Center

Private School
Hickory Christian Academy
Runner Up: St. Stephen's Lutheran School

Summer Camp
Catawba Science Center (Hickory)
Runner Up: Foothills Gymnastics

Entertainment Winners
Birthday Venue
Catawba Science Center (Hickory)
Runner Up: Bo's Entertainment

Birthday/Event Entertainer
Balloons by Becki (Hickory)
Runner Up: Once Upon a Time Entertainment

Indoor Play Area
DEFY. Hickory
Runner Up: Catawba Science Center

Gym/Health Club
Burn Boot Camp Hickory
Runner Up: YMCA of Catawba Valley

Outdoor Play Outdoor Play Area
Kiwanis Park Zahra Baker All Children's Playground (Hickory)
Runner Up: Catawba Meadows Park

Movie Theater
Carolina Theater (Hickory)
Runner Up: AMC Theaters

Live Theatre
The Green Room Community Theatre (Newton)
Runner Up: Hickory Community Theatre

Restaurant Winners
Fast Food
Chick-Fil-A (Hickory/Viewmont)
Runner Up: Chic-Fil-A (Hickory/Hwy 70)

Dante's Pizza & Subs (Hickory)
Runner Up: Mellow Mushroom 

Date Night
Cafe Rule (Hickory)
Runner Up: FOURK

Frozen Treats (Ice Cream, Yogurt, or Smoothies)
Di'lishi Hickory
Runner Up: sweetFrog (Hickory)

Donut Life (Hickory)
Runner Up: Cornerstone Bakery

Coffee Shop
Tasteful Beans Coffeehouse (Hickory)
Runner Up: Starbucks (Viewmont)

Shops & Businesses Winners
Children's Clothing
Once Upon a Child (Hickory)
Runner Up: Carter's

Consignment Resale or Thrift Shop
Once Upon a Child (Hickory)
Runner Up: Hickory Tree Consignment

Consignment Sale
His Kids Consignment Sale (Conover)
Runner Up: First Baptist Church (Icard)

Toys, Books, Games or Comics
Barnes & Noble (Hickory)
Runner Up: Lou Lou's Corner

Independent Consultant
Catie Kale (LuLaRoe)
Kim Gantt (Pampered Chef)

Women's Apparel
Aqua B (Hickory)
Runner Up: Paisley Oak

Beauty Salon or Spa
Massage Envy Hickory
Runner Up: N Salon (Hickory)

kg photography (Hickory)
Runner Up: Mindy Stecewicz Photography

Healthcare & Service Provider Winners
The ChildHealth Center, PA (Hickory)
Runner Up: Catawba Pediatric Associates

Women's Health Practitioner
A Woman's View (Hickory)
Runner Up: Catawba Women's Center

Dentist (Pediatric or Family)
Growing Smiles
Runner Up: S. Kimberly Jones, DDS

Hamilton & Herring Orthodontics
Runner Up: Small & Martin Orthodontics

Viewmont Animal Hospital
Runner Up: Animal Hospital North 

Jay Brown Realtors (Hickory)
Runner Up: Amanda Stokes

Travel Agency
Magical Moments Vacations by Kari Kennedy (Hickory)
Runner Up: Mann Travels

North Paw Pet Salon (Hickory)
Runner up: A New Me Mastectomy Boutique

Most Votes Overall (in a Single Category)
Aqua B (Hickory)

Grand Prize Winners of 60-minute facial or massage from Massage Envy Hickory
Chelsea Herman of Hickory

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