Master Gardeners earn top spot at Forks tree, wreath contest

A Christmas tree decorated by the Huntington County Master Gardeners won the Christmas at the Forks Tree and Wreath Decorating Contest held by the Historic Forks of the Wabash on Friday, Nov. 30, and Saturday, Dec. 1.

Attendees of the event voted on their favorite entry, with the Master Gardeners’ tree proving to be the most popular. A total of 11 trees and five wreaths comprised this year’s show.

After votes were counted, voting tickets were drawn to determine the recipient of each tree, as is tradition at the event.
Here’s how the voting tallied for each category:

Trees – Businesses
First
Edward Jones – Financial Advisor: Jim Scheiber. Won by Lisa Fusselman.

Second
Huntington Nursery & Florist. Won by Donna Hollopeter.

Third
Town & Country Flowers & Gifts. Won by Phyllis Stouder.

Trees – Nonprofits
First
Huntington County Master Gardeners. Won by Judy Niederman.

Second
Psi Iota Xi. Won by Sandy Wilfong.

Third
Kilsoquah Hands of Friendship. Won by Brian Kohler.

Wreaths
First
Community Link Federal Credit Union. Won by Grant A. Hacker.

Second
Wreaths by Nadine. Won by Jenny Elliott.

Other trees and their recipients were Community Choirs of Huntington County, won by Jen Farris; Miller’s Merry Manor, won by Tricia Dolby; Pathfinder Kids Kampus, won by Reece Hacker; Retired Teachers of Huntington County, won by Randall Richardson; and Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County, won by Kirsten Lewark.

Other wreaths and their recipients were PJ Eddie, won by Lindsey Nieman; Sharon Lofland, won by Grant I. Hacker; and Renz Carpet Cleaning, won by Kristy Scheer.