Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Forks Christmas Tree Walk, wreath winners

Posted: Friday, December 9, 2016

The winners of the 2016 Christmas at the Forks, which took place the weekend of December 3 and 4, have been announced. The crowd favorite winners of the best-decorated trees and wreaths are: Business Trees – first place, Tam-A-Sak, won by Andrea Reed; second place, Town & Country Flowers/Gifts (Bailey-Love), won by Brody Newcomb and third place, Twisted Sizzors, won by Terron Reust.

Three new decorators participated in the Christmas Tree Walk/wreath contest this year and include Twisted Sizzors, a hair salon owned by Stephanie Sunderman. She and her staff decorated a tree by using a salon/day spa theme, covering the tree with gift certificates and beauty products. Once Upon A Time Destinations also contributed a tree created by Donna Rich who frosted the tree and added “Once Upon A Time” fairy tales and Disney ornaments. Community Link Federal Credit Union sent a wreath decorated by Melissa Ivey who added extra greenery, big bells and a large burlap bow.

Not-For-Profit Trees – first place, Master Gardeners of Huntington County, won by Mary Delagrange; second place, St. Peter Lutheran Quilters (Juergens Hardware), won by Ann Ericsson; and third place, Psi Iota Xi Sorority, Phi Chapter, won by Rose Sneary.

Wreaths – first place, Wreaths by Nadine, won by Janet Perkins; second place, Community Link Federal Credit Union, won by Dorothy Bush and third place, Bippus State Bank, won by Tonya Ptak.

Other trees and their winners were: Andrews Lions Club (Lowell and Marjorie Richardson), won by John Trook; Beacon Credit Union, won by Kevin Bennett; Bippus State Bank, won by Renee Larue; Children’s Choir (McElhaney-Hart), won by Alice Stickler; Edward Jones (Jim Scheiber), won by Lisa Peare; Huntington Nursery and Florist, won by Diane Miller; Kilsoquah Hands of Friendship (Deal-Rice Funeral Home), won by Evy Dolby; Miller’s Merry Manor, won by Troy Szelis; Once Up on a Time Destinations, won by Tina Asher; Pathfinder Kids Kampus (Owen’s North), won by PJ Eddie and gifted back to the children; Retired Teachers of Huntington County, won by Lisa Harbuck and Youth Services Bureau (First Federal Savings Bank), won by Nancy Carender.

Other wreaths and their winners were: PJ Eddie, won by Shannon Doust; Renz Carpet Cleaners, won by Nancy Whinery; Mary Tobin, won by Sue Nieman and YMCA (First Federal Savings Bank), won by Linda Taylor.