Announcing the 2018 Gold Daisy Award Winners!

By Stephanie Duhon, Publisher April 12, 2018

A huge thank you to everyone who nominated and voted in our very first Gold Daisy Awards! We searched throughout the Franklin and Spring Hill area for your favorite businesses that make parents' lives easier and the best local places to entertain, stimulate and exhaust kids. The votes have been tallied and below you will find the winners in each category.

Congratulations to all of our finalists and a big round of applause for our winners. Several of the races were very close, so we decided to also share the first runner-up in each category. 


Enrich Your Kids

  • Dance: All that Dance
    runner-up: The Children's Ballet Theatre
  • Gymnastics: Shining Light Gymnastics
    runner-up: Let It Shine Gymnastics
  • Martial Arts: Tennessee Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy
    runner-up: Rodger's TaeKwonDo Academy
  • Creative Arts: Hotsy Potsy
    runner-up: Concordia Arts Academy
  • Music Teacher: Concordia Arts Academy
    runner-up: Chewning School of Music and Arts
  • Youth Sports: Williamson County Parks and Recreation
    runner-up: Spring Hill Hawks
  • Best Summer Camp: Deer Run Camps and Retreats
    runner-up: Williamson County Parks and Recreation
  • Preschool: Spring Meadows Academy
    runner-up: The Academy at Wellspring
  • Best Library: Spring Hill Library
    runner-up: Williamson County Library

Celebrate Your Kids

  • Birthday Party: Let it Shine Gymnastics
    runner-up: Franklin Lanes
  • Catering: Grecian Pizzeria
    runner-up: Merridee's Breadbasket
  • Cake Baker: Sugar Magnolia Bakeshop
    runner-up: Pink Blossom Bakery
  • Toy Store: Learning Express 
    runner-up: Brilliant Sky
  • Family Photographer: Little Bear Photography
    runner-up: Crystal Freemon Photography

Entertain Your Kids

  • Family-Friendly Festival: Williamson County Fair
    runner-up: Main Street Festival in downtown Franklin
  • Indoor Fun: Above All
    runner-up: SkyZone Franklin
  • Outdoor Fun: Arrington Vineyards
    runner-up: Port Royal Park
  • Best for Teens: Above All
    runner-up: Brentwood Skate Center

Feed Your Kids and Yourself

  • Bakery: Spring Hill Bakery
    runner-up: Five Daughters
  • Coffee Shop: The Fainting Goat
    runner-up: Legacy Coffee
  • Family-Friendly Restaurant: Tito's Spring Hill
    runner-up: Viking Pizza Company
  • Ice Cream: Andy's Frozen's Custard Spring Hill
    runner-up: Sweet CeCe's Spring Hill

Take Care of Your Kids

  • Childcare: Primrose of Spring Hill
    runner-up: Academy of Heritage Commons Spring Hill
  • Preschool: Spring Meadows Academy
    runner-up: Academy at Wellspring
  • Tutoring: Concordia Arts Academy
    runner-up: Mathnasium of Franklin
  • Consigment Sale/Resale Shop: Kidz Klozet Consignment Sale
    runner-up: Once Upon a Child
  • Baby Clothing Store: Once Upon a Child
    runner-up: Kid to Kid
  • Kid Friendly Hair Salon: My Mom and Me Boutique and Salon
    runner-up: LK Beauty Salon

Take Care of Yourself

  • Gym/Fitness Center: Williamson County Parks and Recreation
    runner-up: Spring Hill Fitness
  • Hair Salon: Salon Blonde
    runner-up: City Limits Salon
  • Realtor: Gerald and Katrina Beckham - EXIT Realty
    runner-up: Melissa Pyron - RE/MAX Elite
  • Nail Salon: La Chic Nail Spa
    runner-up: The Nail Bar

Wellness for Your Family

  • Pediatrician: Tennessee Pediatrics
    runner-up: Pediatric Associates of Franklin
  • Family Doctor: Spring Hill Physicians
    runner-up: Dr. Megan Gannon
  • Pediatric Dentist: Farrow Pediatric Dentistry
    runner-up: Williamson Pediatric Dentistry
  • Family Dentist: Spring Hill Smiles
    runner-up: Smiles on Main
  • Orthodontist: Spring Hill Smiles
    runner-up: Hillsboro Orthodontics
  • Vision Care: Spring Hill Eyecare
    runner-up: Mallard Eye Care
  • Veterinarian: Healthy Petz
    runner-up: Agape Animal Hospital
  • Women's Health Practitioner: Women's Group of Franklin
    runner-up: Vanderbilt Franklin Women's Center

One Last Thing

  • Best Kept Secret: Spring Hill Bakery
    runner-up: Legacy Coffee
  • Best New Business: The Fainting Goat
    runner-up: Viking Pizza Company

Most Votes Overall

  • The Fainting Goat

We would like to thank everyone for making this such a fun and exciting contest -- the families that nominated and voted, the businesses that participated and promoted, and countless others. Congratulations to all the nominees and the finalists! We will be in touch with winning businesses shortly to distribute the winners' certificates; be sure to visit their listings in our Business Directory, coming soon. It is a great place to find the businesses parents love in our community!

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