Seeing green with wreath event

County arts council's festival breaks last year's records for money raised, number sold

December 11, 2005

The Carroll County Arts Council's eighth annual Festival of Wreaths once again broke the previous year's record in the number of wreaths (213) and money raised (more than $18,000).

Visitors voted for their favorites as follows:

Grand Prize Winner: "Peace on the Wing" by Pamela Zappardino.

Audience Favorite: "Wings of Hope" by Jill Rosner and Julie Goge.

Favorite Traditional Christmas Wreath: "Williamsburg Welcome" by the Woman's Club of Westminster.

Most Unique Wreath: "Magical Cabinet" by Aaron Heisler.

Fruitcake Award: "Hons for the Holidays" by the Westminster Chapter of the Bawlmer Hons.

Spirit of Peace Award: "Paperclips" by Caring Kids.

Tiny Tim Award (for the best wreath created by children, school or a youth group): "Treat Yourself" by Denise Hansell's class at East Middle School.

Bling Bling Award: "Let It Shine" by Fran Mickel.

Gentleman's Choice: "Happy Harley Days" by Paul Page.

Spirit of Christmas Past: "Precious Memories" by Rosalyn Garden Club.

Year-Round Favorite: "Glorious Gardens" by Good Thyme Gals Garden Club.

Director's Choice: "Wooden Starburst" by Mike Perlin.

Staff Favorites: "Chandeliere" by Heather Hodge and Clark Shaffer, and "Christmas Carroll" by Bob and Carrie Waddell.

BB&T Sponsor's Choice Award: "Tinsel & Taps" by Tami Gee's School of Dance.

Carroll County Times Sponsor's Choice Award: "Simply Cypress" by Lorraine Jones and Lynn Foreman of Baugher's Orchards.

Kids' Favorite: "Write On" by McDaniel College Writing Center.

Artistic Excellence awards: "Roman Laurel" by Nick Vincent of Nathan's Forge; "Tinsel Painting" by Joanne Blye; "Everlasting Beauty Copper Poinsettia" by Frank Baylor; "Stars in a Shadow Box" by Debbie Noffsinger; and "Tawa" by Carolyn Seabolt of the Carroll County Artists Guild.

Wreath That Raised the Most Money: "Superbowl" by Carroll County Arts Council and Harry's Main Street Grille ($700).

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