Announce Christmas at the Forks winners

Nancy Nethercott (middle), along with Ann Ericsson (left) and Dwight Ericsson, admires a Christmas tree decorated by the Master Gardeners of Huntington County during Christmas at the Forks, held at the Forks of the Wabash Historic Park, in Huntington, on Saturday, Dec. 3. Several elaborately decorated trees and wreaths were on display at the park and attendees got to vote on their favorites. At the end of the day on Sunday, Dec. 4, one vote was drawn for each entry and the person who cast that vote was awarded the tree or wreath.
Nancy Nethercott (middle), along with Ann Ericsson (left) and Dwight Ericsson, admires a Christmas tree decorated by the Master Gardeners of Huntington County during Christmas at the Forks, held at the Forks of the Wabash Historic Park, in Huntington, on Saturday, Dec. 3. Several elaborately decorated trees and wreaths were on display at the park and attendees got to vote on their favorites. At the end of the day on Sunday, Dec. 4, one vote was drawn for each entry and the person who cast that vote was awarded the tree or wreath. Photo by Steve Clark.

The winners of the 2016 Christmas at the Forks 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.

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.