Festival of Mini Trees names winners

Staff Writer
Geneseo Republic
Galva Arts Council board member Kathy Johnson displays the top vote-getting tree in this year's Festival of Mini Trees. Entitled “Rustic Bells,” the tree was designed by Brittany Stewart.

An entry entitled “Rustic Bells” made by Brittany Stewart was the leading vote-getter in the 2016 Festival of Mini Trees hosted by the Galva Arts Council.

Stewart’s entry was one of 25 in this year’s show, which ended Sunday afternoon with a luncheon and drawing of winners at the GAC.

Stephanie Morrow was the winner of Stewart’s entry, having her name drawn from the people who cast their votes for the entry.

“A Tree Full of Troublesome Tomtens,” an entry made by Melissa Stewart, received the second-most votes. Sue VanDeVelde won this entry.

“Let it Snow,” an entry made by Dee Bersell and Melissa Stewart, received the third most votes. Carlin Follis won this entry.

The following are the names of this year’s entries, their creator, and the person who won them in the drawing.

Puttin’ on the Glitz – made by Megan Sloan (Stacy Hanks)

Where Did I Hide Those Nuts – made by Madelyn and Evalyn McCurdy (Helen Hagy)

A Vintage Wonderland – made by Carlee Hawkins (Don Clarke)

A Fairy’s Holiday Garden – made by Deb Johnson (Greta Rux)

A Calming Christmas Tea – made by Dee Bersell (Cecelia Booze)

God Jul – made by Sugar-n-Spice, Bishop Hill (Willard McCurdy)

I’m Dreaming of a Spring Garden – made by Margo McCurdy (Pat Griggs)

Our Unforgettable Angel – made in memory of Mary Hathaway (Shane Kaiser)

A Traditional Christmas – made by Kathy Cuff (Colin Varner)

Rustic Bells – made by Brittany Stewart (Stephanie Morrow)

Cubs Win – made by Kathy Johnson (Arlene Landis)

A Coastal Carolina Christmas – made by Dee Bersell and Melissa Stewart (Paul Bersell)

A Tree Full of Troublesome Tomtens – made by Melissa Stewart (Sue VanDeVelde)

Joy to the World – made by John Bersell (Sarah Cromien)

A Joyous Christmas – made by Stephanie Morrow (Margo McCurdy)

A Winter Welcome – made by Melissa Stewart and Dee Bersell (Linda Winkelman)

Angels We Have Heard on High – made by Nancy Shambaugh (Kathy Nelson)

Bottles and Bells – made by Ruhl’s Upholstery (Gretchen Hickman)

Cat Lady – made by Kathy Cuff (Charlotte Farmer)

Straight Off the Front Door – made by Melissa Fox (Shea Pivnicka)

Ho! Ho! Ho! – made by Larry Johnson (Amy Currier)

Blessed – made by Linda Simmons (Cyndi Glaser)

Let It Snow – made by Dee Bersell and Melissa Stewart (Carlin Follis)

’Twas the Night After Christmas – made by Marilyn Hass (Valerie McDaniel)