2016 Gold Daisy Award Winners Announced!


January 27, 2017

We asked you to "pick" your favorite local businesses for nomination and voting in our 2nd year of the 2016 Lafayette Macaroni Kid GOLD Daisy Awards!

This has been an exciting contest with many close categories and well over 20,000 nominations and votes!  So many amazing local businesses were included.  We hope that you discover a few that you weren't familiar with.  Congratulations are deserved by every nominated and finalist business. They are all winners in our book!

We have a special Grand Prize for the business that captured the most overall votes.  This winning business was nominated and won in 3 different categories!  We are pleased to announce that the winner for the 2nd year in a row (who will get a $200 custom marketing package) is Columbian Park Zoo/Park/Water Park!  Congrats!

The contest was so close we actually ended up with a tie in several categories.  In a few cases, the final tally separated the winner from the second place business by just a few votes so we noted a special "Honorable Mention."  Without any further ado, the winners by category are ...

Best Indoor Place for Kids: My Gym
Honorable Mention:  Elite Air

Best Outdoor Place for Kids: Columbian Park Zoo/Park/Water Park

Best Place or Program for Kids: Columbian Park Zoo Programs

Best Family Friendly Event: Purdue Spring Fest

Best Birthday Party Venue: Columbian Park Zoo
Honorable Mention:  YWCA Pool

Best Place for a Date Night: Mountain Jacks
Honorable Mention:  La Scala

Favorite Family Friendly Restaurant: Lafayette Chick-fil-A
Honorable Mention:  Arni’s

Best Dessert Place:  Silver Dipper
Honorable Mention:  The Pink Walrus

Best Place to get Pampered: Christina & Co
Honorable Mention:  Love’s Hair Etc. & Spa

Best Family Photographer: Velvet Lotus Photography
Honorable Mention:  Sarah Parent Photography

Best Preschool: Lafayette Christian School

Favorite Store Ran by a Local Mom: Little Bird Lane Consignment
Honorable Mention:  Tri N Run

Favorite Independent Consultant:  Angie Catron
Honorable Mention:  Brittany Speaks The Bra Lady

Best Place for Coffee: Starbucks
Honorable Mention:  Java Jo’z of Lafayette

Best Youth Sports Organization: GLRSA Youth Soccer
Honorable Mention:  Faith Baptist Church

Best Place to Buy Kid’s Clothing: Once Upon a Child
Honorable Mention:  Little Bird Lane Consignment

Best Hot Spot for Teens: Faith Community Center
Honorable Mention:  Elite Air

Favorite Pediatric Dentist: Tecumseh Dental
Honorable Mention:  Dr. Mark Ditto

Favorite Pediatrician: Dr. Catherine Bell

Best Local Business: The Pink Walrus
Honorable Mention:  Little Bird Lane Consignment

Best Childcare:  Just Us Kids Early Learning Center & Grace Day Care  *Tie!!!
Honorable Mention:  Faith Child Care

~Winners, stay tuned for an email to “claim” your prizes!

2016 Lafayette Macaroni Kid GOLD Daisy Awards are a nominations-based contest.  Businesses with the most validated nominations moved on to the voting round.  Businesses with the most validated votes won their category!  Contact for more information about this contest or for more information about Lafayette Macaroni Kid.