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Festival honors departing leaders, welcomes new with throughout the years for making their job run smoothly. Hendricks says they “have really been blessed with a cadre of chairpeoCommunity and family. Those two ple who we just have to direct and the themes are thoroughly embedded within the fabric and design of the an- job gets done.” Gellor echoes that sentiment, saying nual extravaganza that is the Festival that “it’s a good group of people and it of Trees. And, as this year marks the last year really runs itself.” With the turnover of leadership, of leadership for a pair of long-time organizers, future organizers look ahead Gellor and Hendricks agrees that the to the younger members of the family to event will continue to be in good hands with Hebert, saying it is time for some continue to make the event a success. “new blood” and to continue looking Jerry Hendricks and Bill Gellor ahead in new directions. have been a fixture of the Festival Hebert first became involved with of Trees almost since the beginning. Hendricks started in the facilities com- Festival of Trees back in the early mittee back in 1995, while Gellor came 1990s through the Teddy Bear Tea event. In fact, she appeared as Mrs. on a year later. Claus for a number of years. She then Hendricks became chairman of the became involved with the wreath event in 1997, with Gellor joining him design committee and took over emcee as co-chair a year later. This year, they prepare to hand over duties for the Friday night gala. For Hebert, it truly is a family affair, the leadership duties to another longas her husband, Harry, has been intime member of the Festival of Trees volved with the setup for many years, family, Mary Hebert. and her daughter has also helped out “Jerry and Bill were the epitome with the various events. of volunteer chairs — they always Gellor says he’s seen more and more worked to make the event better younger people becoming involved, and most importantly, had the great not only attending the various events ability to motivate other volunteers. throughout the weekend but also being They’ll be missed,” says Bruce Skinner, executive director of Olympic involved in leadership roles through Medical Center Foundation, the main the various committees. sponsor of Festival of Trees. Hebert agrees. “The exciting part of “Fortunately, we have another great looking ahead to my tenure as chair is motivator in Mary coming in as chair encouraging the younger people to be for 2013.” involved,” she says. Both Hendricks and Gellor credit Looking ahead also involves looking the many people they have worked back, and both Gellor and Hendricks Story and photo by Mary Rupprecht Olympic Medical Center Foundation

Jerry Hendricks, Mary Hebert and Bill Gellor. Hendricks and Gellor, longtime co-chairs of Festival of Trees will turn the reigns over to Hebert for the 2013 event. share some wonderful tales of the challenges and amazing events they have seen throughout the years. Gellor called the Vern Burton Community Center in Port Angeles a “difficult pallet to work with, with many construction challenges.” Because it is technically a gymnasium but also a host to many different community events, there are restrictions on how the facility can be modified. For example, designers cannot drive nails into the walls or floors. One year, Gellor says, part of the design featured a very large house structure at the entryway. They used a block and tackle device to move the house into place, and found very cre-

ative uses of 2-by-4s and C-clamps to make sure everything was secure. There are so many stories of how the Festival of Trees family comes together to make everything perfect for the weekend. One year, Hendricks says the design featured a stream outside the center. The original plan was to have stairs which went up and over the stream as visitors walked through the entrance. However, when they realized they needed wheelchair access to the entrance, volunteers teamed together to build a ramp up and over the stream. It was all done in a day, and allowed continued on next page >>

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Festival of Trees family. everyone to enjoy the full experience. “We have designers in their 20s Hendricks says the positive feedback all the way up to in their 70s,” Philfrom that small change was amazing. lips says. “The younger they can get Gellor and Hendricks are present involved, the better.” at each of the many steps along the And while there might be younger way that lead up to the opening night decorators, their tree themes don’t of the festival. always follow their ages. It begins the weekend prior to the As part of her duties as emcee, event when the trees are treated with fire retardant. This happens at the Port Hebert worked closely with the tree decorators and says “you really get to Angeles High School auto shop under know the heart of the designers.” the strict supervision of Tree Design “You learn their stories and why so Chair Sherry Phillips. The trees are then moved into place many come back year after year. For many, they have created a generational with the help of high school students, involvement. Their children start by so the many designers can start their transformation work Tuesday morning. helping out, and then they branch out and do their own trees.” Phillips creates a map for the tree Both Hebert and Phillips agree that placement to represent where each for each decorator, there is a personal particular tree will go, actually using reason behind their design. pennies for the trees. Phillips says for her part, she She works together with Gellor and Hendricks and the numerous volunteer always keeps children in mind when she’s designing her trees. groups to make sure each tree gets to Hebert says, “Some do it in memory the right place. of loved ones passed, some to capture She says there are many considfamily traditions, some find it erations when it comes a way to pay tribute to their to where the trees are community connections, while placed. She tries to keep others honor their religious similar looking trees spread faith. Many find it a way to throughout the room. create that childlike newness “You can’t have nine fuland wonder of what Christly flocked trees all grouped mas is to them.” together,” she says. And if you look closely or Phillips has had many know the stories behind the years to get a feel for how trees, many of them have a the room comes together. special “signature” or callShe says she has the ing card hidden within the distinct position of being the Sherry Phillips boughs. longest designer involved in Phillips says this year, she Festival of Trees, coming on will have two small mice tucked away at the very beginning. She figures she has designed at least within her tree, while for others, it may be a special ornament or picture that is 25 trees over the years. their unique surprise. Phillips is also encouraged by the Phillips says the trees become a very growing number of young people in the

New Event Another way organizers of Festival of Trees are trying to encourage younger participation is with a new event this year, “Home for the Holidays.” Until this year, the only evening event has been the Friday night Gala Auction. While the event is open for Family Days on Saturday and Sunday, and also for the Teddy Bear Tea on Friday and the Senior Breakfast Saturday, there never has been a Saturday evening activity. Home for the Holidays was put together to give people another opportunity to revel in the splendor of the magical atmosphere in a nighttime setting. The theme is all about giving friends and family a chance to catch up with

each other while visiting during the holiday season in a more casual setting. It will feature the eclectic dance tunes of Bellingham-based Yogoman Burning Band as well as a no-host bar and no-host snack bar. All of these events seemingly come off with ease and beauty, but all of the organizers credit the multitude of helpers and volunteers who make up the family and community which is Festival of Trees. Gellor and Hendricks have worked with many groups throughout the years in transforming the Vern Burton Community Center from gymnasium to the beautiful Christmas wonderland. Members of the Hurricane Ridge Ski Team help with setting up lights and staging. High school students from ROTC and the Key Club as well as other groups team up for decorating and serving during the events.

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continued from Page 3 >> Hebert says she’s seen young people who started going to the Teddy Bear Tea as children who are now able to give back and serve as elves. “People think it’s just this little community; they have no idea of the volume of people who help bring this off,” Phillips says. That sentiment is echoed by Hebert, who calls Festival of Trees both a community and a family, similar to the community here on the Peninsula. “It is the beauty of it that draws you in, but the relationships you forge within it make you stay.” It is that tremendous community support that keeps Festival of Trees one of the biggest fundraisers for Olympic Medical Center and the Exchange Club year after year. Phillips says she’s just “blown away” by the generosity here on the Peninsula. Gellor says “even during tough economic times, the extraordinary commu-

FESTIVAL OF TREES nity always meets or exceeds the needs, especially during the holiday season.” She also credits the tremendous support from the community businesses that sponsor events, trees, designers and premiums. As Hebert prepares to take over the leadership role for Festival of Trees next year, she says she has loved working with outgoing chairs, Gellor and Hendricks, but also looks forward to bringing in new members. “Festival of Trees really has open arms for volunteering as there are so many tasks; there really is something for everybody. Everyone involved is approachable. Creating an inviting and welcoming atmosphere is important to keeping Festival of Trees vital.” Hendricks and Gellor say they will continue to be involved in more of a mentorship role, as they are committed to the community and family that is Festival of Trees.

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Holiday Elegance “Holiday Elegance” is set to be an evening of splendor, a gathering of family and friends, coworkers and out-of-town guests, an opportunity where the spirit of giving and your generosity shines and sparkles far greater than the gaily festooned Vern Burton Center.  For some people the question now is, “Is Festival of Trees here already?” And for those of us who work on the festival year-round, the question is, “Will I be ready?”  It is no small feat that this successful event occurs each year and that we are always ready. It is made possible through the hundreds of volunteer hours and donations of services, products and dollars by many individuals and businesses who support your festival each and every year.  It is an honor for me to again be the creative director, to envision a room that will come alive and be magical for this weekend — not only at the Friday night gala, but for Teddy Bear Teas, Senior Breakfast and Family Days.  My heartfelt thanks to so many people in our community who work night and day with me to make my vision a reality.  Special thanks to Jerry Hendricks, Bill Gellor, Mary and Harry Hebert, the Festival of Trees Steering Committee members, Laurel Black (design for tickets/Peninsula Daily News insert), Jack and Terri Harmon (Expeditions NW), Tom Michowski (Bike Garage), Cathy Smith (Quilleute Oceanside Resort), Donita Henke (Baby Grand), Kathy Charlton (Olympic Cellars Winery), Michael Wahl (Raindrop Desserts, YUM!), Sherry Phillips and all the tree designers for their generous donations, Sara Maloney, Diane Barth, Laurie Lewis, Madeleine Burns, Teresa Macdonald, Sylvia Berquist, Bob Stokes, Cindy Elstrom and not least — the entire decorating crew that takes on the challenge with me in transforming the Vern Burton.  An extra thank you to Lynda Dowdell and Taylor Ackley for our pre-dinner gala entertainment. Please enjoy their contemporary interpretation of traditional holiday songs.  — Betsy Reed Schultz, Festival of Trees creative director

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The Festival of Trees is a three-day fundraiser for the Olympic Medical Center Foundation and the Port Angeles Exchange Club. All events are held at the Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St. in Port Angeles. The five events that make up this year’s Festival of Trees include: Teddy Bear Tea: Friday, Nov. 23, 10 a.m. and also at noon. This event for parents and children features live entertainment, refreshments and visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus. $8. Festival of Trees Gala: Friday, Nov. 23, 5:30 p.m. The gala features a gourmet buffet, live tree auction, silent auction and dancing with live music. $95. Senior Breakfast: Saturday, Nov. 24, 8 a.m. This very popular event is now open to all ages. $10. Tickets are available for advance purchase at KeyBank in Port Angeles and Sequim, and a limited amount available at the door. Family Days: Saturday, Nov. 24, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 25, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. View the decorated trees, enjoy musical entertainment and visit the children’s activity areas. $5 or free for children younger than 8. Home for the Holidays: Saturday, Nov. 24, 8 p.m. Dancing to live music by Yogoman Burning Band, silent auction and a no-host bar and food, in a casual setting. $10, with tickets also available at the door. Tickets for the Festival Gala, Senior Breakfast and Home for the Holidays can be purchased at the Olympic Medical Center Foundation, 928 Caroline St., Port Angeles. For more information, phone the foundation office at 360-417-7144 or email

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Festively decorated trees auctioned at gala 1. CAFFINATED CHRISTMAS SPONSOR: Dirk and Kelly Gouge DESIGNERS: Jamie Scott-Schmidt and Shanna Scott HELPERS: Hannah Smith and Madison Schmidt The stockings were hung, the tree was decorated, the presents were beautifully wrapped (all 154 presents are handmade), the cards were lovingly sent and 205 cookies were made. Now, mommy needs caffeine to make it through Christmas Day. This tree celebrates the most wonderful thing of my year — my liquid black gold — my lifeline, my coffee! PREMIUM: Enjoy a latte every day of the year (that’s right, 365 of them!) from Necessities and Temptations. Also included with this tree is a delicious French dinner for eight people at the beautiful French chateau home of the proprietors and chef of C’est Si Bon Restaurant in Port Angeles, Norbert and Michelle Juhasz.

ern, from cowboy hats to horses and boots. This tree will have you wanting to go back to the days of the Old West and meet your favorite cowboy. I want to send a special thank you to our wonderful sponsors, Dr. Wilcox and his wife Kathleen, thank you for being such wonderful people and for being willing to sponsor our tree again. PREMIUM: Enjoy five days in Tempe, Ariz. at the beautiful home of Bruce and Kathy Skinner. The house has three bedrooms and can sleep up to six people.

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Come join in the snow day fun with the polar bears and penguins! Gear up with boots, mittens and scarves to spend the day building a snowman or having a snowball fight. This tree has everything you need for the ultimate snow day, including a warm blanket and hot cocoa to warm up after the day is done. Special thanks to our amazing parents, Craig and Terri for their neverending love and support!

Every cowboy needs a good horse and a hat. Here, they will find both. This tree is covered in all things west-

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4. CHRISTMAS COACH FASHIONISTA SPONSOR: Lower Elwha Casino DESIGNER: Lynnette Crouse and Bobbie Kreider HELPERS: Leslie Underhill, Sue Chance, JayDee Anderson A one-stop shop for fabulous gifts. With this tree, you’ll have topquality presents for everyone on your Christmas list: mom and dad, grandma and grandpa, husband and wife, son and daughter, boss and secretary. Exciting new Coach products that retail for nearly $5,000. Totes, purses, hats, scarves, backpacks and more. If Coach makes it, it’s represented on this tree. Beginning in 1947 as a producer of baseballs and gloves (a ball is on the tree), Coach grew into one of the world’s most popular producers of leather and fashion accessories. Thank you Laurie and Kaylie Rinehart. PREMIUM: $5,000 worth of Coach products.

5. ROAD TO RECOVERY SPONSOR: CenturyLink DESIGNER: Charity VanAusdle HELPERS: Susan VanAusdle and Phyllis and T.C. Carey The tree on the go, from a light-up base shaped as a car to the stoplight

topper and track garland. Race cars race down your tree. This tree, entitled “Road to Recovery,” is not only fun but full of this season’s spirit of charity as it is dedicated to all those wonderful volunteers that get cancer patients to treatment time and again. Thank you and Merry Christmas! PREMIUM: Ever wish you could find those hard to get mushrooms to pick? Go with two experts — Damon and Julie Hatch — who will find them for you. Also included with this tree is a $500 value executive office chair from Pacific Office Equipment.

6. WINTER “WINE”DERLAND SPONSOR: J&J Construction DESIGNERS: Laurie Rinehart and Kaylie Rinehart HELPER: Marcea Rinehart Cleanse your palette and enter the wonderful world of wines — no need for whining at this tree! Enjoy the handmade garland, cork ornaments, bottle lights, plus many more hidden surprises all about wine. So enter the “Wonderland of Wine” because what’s a Christmas celebration without vino. Thanks to J & J Construction for their sponsorship, and Beauty and the Beach Salon for their contributions.

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PREMIUM: Win four cases of wine from three of the top wineries in the state, all located in Port Angeles. Start with a case of fabulous reds from Camaraderie Cellars — four bottles of 2008 Reserve Merlot, four bottles of Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, and four bottles of Cabernet Franc, a case of 2009 Merlot and 2010 Chardonnay from Olympic Cellars, and a case of Le Petite Fleur from; Harbinger Winery. Also included are gift certificates from the Oak Table and Chestnut Cottage.



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SPONSOR: Family Medicine of Port Angeles DESIGNERS: Venay Money and Iris Ball A tree befitting the Emerald City! HELPERS: June Smith, David With green LED lights and green sheer fabric garland, it’s green from top Kummer and John Katte Bring a little bit of nostalgia into to bottom. your home with this Victorian tree. The tree features many shapes and It is decorated with handmade various sized green ornaments, from fans and boots. The cups, saucers and large round ones, glittery ones, berries, tea pots can be used over and over to teardrops, apples, glittery green leafs remind you of a bygone era. and branches, fabric birds, poinsettias, The beige brocade skirt and the col7. VINTAGE CHARM and wired ribbon bows. orful Victorian hat on top compliment It just sparkles green. all of the colors throughout the tree. SPONSOR: Swedish Medical Center The pop is black ornaments, featurAn American flag is tucked into the DESIGNER: Rhonda Raymond ing jeweled black feather peacocks, branches to remind us of our veterans and other unusual black ornaments, who have made tonight possible. Trim the tree until it glitters, swag purchased at Wight’s in Lynnwood. the mantel with greenery and fill the PREMIUM: With this Victorian house with the unmistakable color and PREMIUM: Westport Shipyard dethemed tree -- a trip to Victoria, infragrance of your favorite flowers. signs and builds some of the finest fur- cluding two tickets on the Coho and Dress your house for Christmas niture in the world for its multi-million with a combination of everyday and dollar luxury yachts in Port Angeles. holiday treasures. Handmade keepYou can own a piece of that fursakes, heartfelt greetings and beautiniture — a customized Sapele wood fully wrapped presents. chest that is worth well over $10,000. Prepare to receive the most imOver 600 hours of high quality work portant gift of all: the company of family and friends. Holiday memories went into its construction. Also, with this tree are green fees are made of little things: a fragrant at Dungeness, Peninsula and SunLand wreath, handmade gifts festive golf courses, a matching green wreath, touches throughout your home. A treat-laden tea tray, a basket filled green mugs and green tea from Costco, with warm bread, or a generous wedge Granny Smith green apples from Safeway and Sunny Farms and six emerald of pie at the close of the Christmas bottles of Renaissance champagne feast — proof of the wisdom of saving from designer Earl Wilson. the best for last. A special thanks to Kim and Darrell Wakefield at Westport for the PREMIUM: Enjoy a fabulous trip opportunity to design their tree and for to the island of your choice in Hatheir fabulous premium. waii! Includes five nights lodging and roundtrip airfare for two.


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of Music” and the song “My Favorite Things.” With clear twinkle lights, this PREMIUM: Enjoy a one week stay in tree features raindrops on roses, whisSun Valley, Idaho, in a three-bedroom kers on kittens, bright copper kettles, condominium generously donated by warm woolen mittens, brown-paper Jack and Patty Gray and Bill and Janis packages tied up with string, sleigh Clevenger. bells and snowflakes. Hopefully this will become your favorite tree.


SPONSOR: Olympic Peninsula Implants & Periodontics, Stig K. Osterberg, D.D.S., MSD DESIGNER: Bambi Lowell HELPERS: Tharen Lowell and Brianna Spencer Christmas waxes nostalgia in most of us. We reminisce of the many ways we have celebrated the birth of Christ or the a time-honored tradition of decorating the tree. Through this door, there’s a Christmas tree — a time portal to decades of tree decorating. From “the Golden Age of Glass Ornaments,” through the years our customs and themes have changed. Resourcefulness to decadence, Sputnik to candles, aluminum foil to blo-mold plastic. Come muse them all. Thank you as always to John and Tharen, who see an artist in me. PREMIUM: Two free tickets from Alaska Airlines — use them to anywhere that Alaska flies.

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SPONSOR: Union Bank DESIGNER: Corinne Lumens HELPERS: Lindi Lumens and Bob Lumens Like the classic love story of “Singin’ in the Rain,” this tree will make it so you gotta dance! Celebrate the 60th anniversary of the PREMIUM: Two people will get to fly film, fondly remembered for its exuberto Austria roundtrip and enjoy “The antly athletic song-and-dance numbers Sound of Music!” Also included with as well as its witty dramatization of the this tree is a full Austrian themed din- birth of Hollywood’s “talkies.” Viewers will remember their favorite ner for eight with wine pairings on a mutually agreed upon date in the home scenes, including Cosmo Brown making everyone laugh, Lina Lamont and of Earl Wilson and Gary Ash. her mic confusion, and Don Lockwood splashing around in the rain. Rain at 13. CHUTES AND LADDERS Christmas has never been this fun! SPONSOR: Platt Irwin DESIGNER: Holly Rockwell-Irwin HELPERS: Charlotte Rockwell, Patrick Irwin, Madeline Irwin, Liam Irwin Do the holidays leave you feeling like you’re playing the live version of Chutes and Ladders? Two steps forward, one step back, slowly climbing your way to the finish, only to find yourself sliding back to the start. Here to help are these charming elves, busy climbing ladders and whizzing down chutes to decorate your tree. Will they finish all the holiday preparations before the spinner lands on the 25th? PREMIUM: Enjoy an awesome pig roast (it takes approximately 24 hours to roast a whole pig) with all the fixings for up to 25 people, catered by Chef Steve McCabe.

PREMIUM: An elegant table for eight at the 2013 Festival of Trees is yours with this beautiful tree. Enjoy the wonderfully decorated table that was designed just for you and seven of your friends — front and center, including your own wait service.

15. FIGHT LIKE A GIRL SPONSOR: Gellor Insurance DESIGNER: Kelly Botnen HELPER: Marty McGinley Nearly one in every eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer over the course of their lifetime. Each mother, daughter, sister, aunt, grandma and friend that is diagnosed deserves the chance to put up their dukes and take on that challenge head on; each woman deserves a chance to FIGHT LIKE A GIRL! With each pink sparkle, each daz-

zling light and each soft feather, our goal is to bring courage to all those who are touched by this cancer and the power to fight like girl. PREMIUM: Enjoy a fabulous Thanksgiving day dinner for up to 25 in the forest of exquisitely decorated trees at Vern Burton next November.

16. COOK AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE SPONSOR: Sound Community Bank DESIGNER: Jake Roorda HELPERS: Cindy Teitzel and Laurie Stewart Traditional colors of red and green with copper accents highlight this cooking-themed tree. Peek among the branches and find pots, pans and utensils. Every chef and anyone who likes to cook will enjoy this charming holiday tree. PREMIUM: An elegant table for eight at the 2013 Festival of Trees is yours with this beautiful tree. Enjoy the wonderfully decorated table that was designed just for you and seven of your friends — front and center, including your own special wait service.

17. “SNOW” FOOLIN-IT’S CHRISTMAS SPONSOR: Puget Sound Transfer DESIGNER: Leann McComb HELPERS: Stevens Middle School Seminar Students Prepare to walk into a winter wonderland. This delightfully whimsical white, red and black tree is adorned with polar bears, penguins and all things “snow” peeking out from the boughs.

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When you are ready to come in out of the cold, wrap yourself in a cozy blanket, sip some cocoa and enjoy a good book, all waiting for you under the tree. PREMIUM: This tree includes a great Christmas gift for someone from Mervin Manufacturing — a fantastic snow board! If you don’t feel like you’re getting enough exercise on your new board, don’t worry, this tree also includes a one-year membership to the Olympic Peninsula YMCA.

18. SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN SPONSOR: Richard E. Davies, D.D.S. DESIGNER: Laurie Davies HELPER: Judie Lawson Santa Claus is coming to town. He knows when you are sleeping, he knows when you’re awake, so be good for goodness sake. If you look at the night sky on December 24th, what will you see? Did you just hear a ho, ho, ho? Is that Rudolph with his shining red nose and eight tiny reindeer? It’s true! Santa Claus is coming to town. PREMIUM: This is a food and beverage delight and contains a lot of other items that can be used for your holiday gift giving. Enjoy a $100 gift certificate from the Bushwhacker, a $100 gift certificate from Fiesta Jalisco, four lunches from Toga’s, a $100 gift certificate for the 2013 Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival, dinner for eight at the Port Angeles Skills Center, a $50 gift certificate from Traylor’s, two lunches from Chestnut Cottage, a $60 gift certificate from the CrabHouse, a $30 gift certificate from Red Robin and

a $50 gift certificate for Red Lobster or Olive Garden — a value of $750! In addition, you will receive a $50 gift certificate from, a Disney princess tea cart, a John Deere gator hover set, a Cars Cliffside Challenge, a set of lighted gift boxes from Sylvania, a three-foot lighted gem tree from GE, a child-size Crayola table with a set of chairs, a $25 gift certificate for Spa Finder, a Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer with lit-up nose, a 6-foot Santa air-blow inflatable, and a three- and a half-foot inflatable Santa on a sleigh. Also, two gift certificates for a onehour massage from Brenda Bigger of West Bay Chiropractic, a gift certificate for a one hour massage from Michelle Fukunaga, the book “Clallam County Schools East to West” by Irene Wyman, Clallam Country Fair package for 2013, a T-shirt package from Sickk Tees, a gift certificate for one haircut from Shear Elegance, items from Starbucks and a $25 certificate from Cowboy Country.

PREMIUM: Win a trip for two to the French inspired city of New Orleans! Includes airfare for two and two nights lodging. Wonderful wine also comes with this tree -- a bottle of 2008 Chateau Pont de Brion and a 2007 Silex Noir Vouvray..

20. A TOUCH OF DELLA ROBBIA SPONSOR: Peninsula Daily News DESIGNER: Zeller Westabrook HELPERS: Judy Munro, Ron Bradshaw and Dan Bradshaw Three generations of the della Robbias, Italian 14th- and 15th-century sculptors, are renowned for the serene elegance and quiet grace of their distinctive style — framing architectural decorations with greenery, cones, fruit and nuts. trees continued on next page >>

19. C’EST SI BON SPONSOR: Bruce and Kathy Skinner DESIGNERS: Kathy Skinner and Pat Elmer French food — it is good! Be it Christmas, Thanksgiving, a birthday or just a quick afterwork dinner, cooking with a French flair is delicious — and easy! The owner of our French Christmas culinary extravaganza will enjoy the elegant simplicity of a tree well decorated with authentic French detail. As with all French cooking — sophisticated or country classic — our tree represents the entire range of culinary styles, from Paris to Provence!

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FESTIVAL OF TREES trees continued from previous page >> This festival tree borrows from such classic influences and combines a Holy Family carved rondel with fruit, many yards of gold streamers and traditional Christmas balls. Thanks for the diligence of Judy Munro, Ron Bradshaw, Cody Coughenhour and Alethia Lane in crafting this display. PREMIUM: Tree includes three free one-page ads in the Peninsula Daily News ($3,000 value at “open” advertising rates) one year of home delivery subscription to the PDN (new or renewal), della Robbias’ biography from Odyssey Bookshop. Also included with this tree is a $50 gift certificate to Bella Italia and a bottle of Walla Walla, Wash., Columbia Valley 2009 Sangiovese values at $48, donated by Neil Conklin.

21. BORN TO BE WILD SPONSOR: Park View Villas DESIGNER: April Sewell HELPER: Kelly Trudeau This tree will surely bring out the animal instinct in you. Born to be Wild is full of fun and wild decorations and items in a myriad of animal prints and earthtones from zebras to tigers to cheetahs.

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PREMIUM: Each year, the Carey’s create a wonderful over-size vehicle perfect for kids or grandkids. This year it’s a 9-foot-long tractor that’s almost six feet tall! We would like to also thank Mark Nebel and Andrew Watson for their help in building this one-of-akind play structure.

22. HOME IS WHERE YOU HANG YOUR STOCKING SPONSOR: Sequim Health & Rehabilitation DESIGNER: Lindsay Jensen Home isn’t only a house, an apartment or a cabin; it’s where you hang your stocking! In the critter world, home may be a shell, a nest or a hole in the wall. But stockings hang there, too. Santa finds them all. He leaves us treats of candy and toys. The critters may find hay, bugs or bones in theirs. But it’s all good, because home is where you hang your stocking, wherever you are.

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one of the most spectacular facilities in Port Angeles, the Sit-N-Bull. Local resident Gary Blevins has collected memorabilia from several taverns that are no longer operating, including the M&C, Loomis, Babe’s, Loren’s Wagon Wheel, Dickie Bird’s, Loop and Carlsborg Tavern. His “recreation room” now houses the best from those watering holes along with other historical Port Angeles treasures.

23. IT’S COLD OUTSIDE SPONSOR: First Federal DESIGNER: Marcia Logan HELPER: Sherilyn Seyler Snow is falling on a winter day Kids are wanting to go out to play! They are bundled to go out there Hats and boots and long underwear! Skiing and skating on some ice Falling down maybe once or twice! Rolling three balls for a snowman Adding a broomstick in his hand! We sled downhill for a quick slide Then mom yells “It’s Cold Outside!” “OK, mom we’ll come in How about tomorrow?” I ask with a grin! PREMIUM: Enjoy a week at Lake Sutherland at the 2,500-square-foot home of Todd and Mary Irwin, a value of $2,200! Their beautiful house sleeps up to eight people, and includes a hot tub, beautiful dock and three bedrooms. Also included with this tree is a two-nights (cabins hold up to four people) stay at Hobuck Beach, donated by the Makah Tribe. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Makah Indian Reservation, one of the most beautiful places in the world. Also included is breakfast for four at the Warmhouse Restaurant, and a guided Makah Museum tour for four. If that isn’t enough, enjoy touring the Pysht Tree Farm on the Strait of Juan de Fuca Highway, a National Scenic Byway. The farm is the oldest on the North Olympic Peninsula still operated by its original owners. Lunch for four is included. This tree also comes with a half a cord of wood donated by Kevin Durham, a $50 gift certificate from Star Video and a beautiful framed photograph of Hurricane Ridge donated by Dave Logan.


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24. KRINGLEKIN ELVES MADE IN AMERICA SPONSOR: Irwin Dental Center DESIGNER: Sherry Phillips HELPER: Reliable Bob There’s Grand Master Gaffer Widdërshins the wood carver and his wife, Grand Gammer Widdërshins the seamstress, with the sewing chest. Joining them are Piperpat Nütnsweeder the chocolateer, Lollipops pop and Lollipot Nütnsweeder, Confectionaire Extrodinaire. Six other poseable Kringlekins join the group along with the accessories that go with the 10. These elves are handmade by Debra and Frederick Lietzmann in Redmond. Also, see if you can find the mice Phineas and Thadeas (made by American artist Joe Spencer) waiting for Santa. PREMIUM: Westport designs some of the finest furniture in the world for its multi-million dollar luxury yachts in Port Angeles. A customized chest that could be installed on one of their yachts goes with this tree. Over 600 hours of high quality work went into its construction, making its value well over $10,000.

25. ALL THAT GLITTERS IS GOLD SPONSOR: State Farm – Steve Methner and Ray Gruver DESIGNER: Betsy Reed Schultz Shimmering silver, gold and white, fully flocked tree exudes elegance. Arriving for Festival of Trees 2012, you will sense the excitement of the evening, the sparkle and energy that makes this night special, the giving that is gold as we share our generosity with this wonderful community. From the silver finial tree topper to the lowest branch; this tree is loaded with beautiful ornaments and Christmas keepsakes that will bring sparkle to your home or office year after year! PREMIUM: Win two giant bicycles donated by Jack and Terri Harmon of Expeditions Northwest. With the bikes come two Realm bike helmets donated by Tom Michowski of Bike Garage, one Baja three-bike car rack, and other bike accessories donated by Betsy Reed Schultz. A $1,750 value.

26. KNIGHTS OF CHRISTMAS SPONSOR: Avamere Olympic Care and

Rehabilitation of Sequim DESIGNER: Susan McCabe HELPERS: Blake McCabe and Chloe McCabe This tree is a reminder of the castle and King Arthur’s court. With knights, turrets, swords, crowns and royal banners, this tree is a delight to any age. The colors are worthy of royalty with deep shades of purple, burgundy, green and royal blue. This tree is inspired by the royalty and noblemen of this honorable King. The banners, the crests, the shields and the turrets are all handmade to create a truly unique tree that can never be duplicated. PREMIUM: Enjoy a fabulous Christmas party for up to 40 people on Dec. 15 at the beautiful historic home of Marilyn Lamb at 12th and Lincoln streets, complete with a gourmet dinner provided by Kathy Skinner and Co. Also, take a tour bus around town to view fabulous Christmas lights, complete with special drinks.

27. RHAPSODY IN BLUE SPONSOR: KeyBank DESIGNER: Esther Alward HELPERS: Don Alward, Becky and Vern Melick and Ron and Lisa Hendricks Remember the “good ole days” when the music was soft and Gershwin was performing “Rhapsody in Blue” and Glenn Miller was all the rage? This era of CDs that are included with the “Rhapsody in Blue” tree will bring many songs with good memories as you envision the white and blue/ turquoise peacocks, ornaments of dark blue graduating to turquoise Christmas balls, feathers to tickle your fantasies of a garden with blue hydrangeas, silver and white dazzling branches and your imagination floating through the air listening to the “good ole music.” PREMIUM: Enjoy a Valentine’s Day dinner and drinks for up to 25 people on Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Sit-N-Bull. Local resident Gary Blevins has collected memorabilia from several taverns that are no longer in operation, including the M&C, Loomis, Babe’s, Loren’s, Wagon Wheel, Dickie’s, Loop and Carlsborg Taverns. His “recreation room” now houses the best of these watering holes along with historical Port Angeles photographs and treasures. trees continued on next page >>

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28. A CHRISTMAS STORY SPONSOR: KONP DESIGNER: Grace Kauffman HELPER: Sarah Kauffman “You’ll shoot your eye out!” A Red Ryder BB gun, leg lamp, Lifebuoy Soap, decoder pin and other elements of the iconic movie “A Christmas Story” adorn this tree. Set in the 1940s but with universal themes, the movie transports us back to our own childhood memories of Christmases past, as will this tree with its retro lights, vintage Shiny Brite ornaments and classic toys. Special thanks to: Barb Frederick, Gary and Earl, Cable Fiber Arts and our dependable family.

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29. MERRY MARILYN SPONSOR: Jim’s Pharmacy DESIGNER: Cindy Teitzel HELPER: Jake Roorda Step back in time and experience one of Hollywood’s most memorable icons, Marilyn Monroe, when you view this tree. Adorned with crystal, sequins and jewels, Marilyn is featured throughout. Black, white and red, highlighted with silver and gold, this glamorous tree is sure to charm you.

PREMIUM: You can melt away the winter with the purchase of this beautiful tree — enjoy a three-day trip to the No. 1 sportfishing destination in the world: Cabo San Lucas. While there, you will enjoy one day of fishing on the “Cabolicious,” donated by the PREMIUM: Here’s something that every business can use — $1,000 worth Alaska Far West Fish Camp. This tree premium includes two nights lodging. of advertising on KONP!

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30. FALL INTO CHRISTMAS SPONSOR: Wilder Toyota DESIGNER: Janelle Seelye and Ellen Dearinger HELPERS: Niki Allinson and Heather Murphy While Christmas shopping the other day I bumped into a friend who was also shopping for decorations. All of our stuff flew up into the air. We started to separate it out but decided to decorate our tree with all of it. We loved it and hope you do, too. PREMIUM: Win a beautiful lady’s diamond ring. The ring is a cast 14K yellow gold mounting designed in a Thai-style floral shape. Thank you, Debbie, from Coles Jewelry for your appraisal.


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PREMIUM: Enjoy a fabulous Christmas party for up to 40 people in December of 2013, complete with a gourmet dinner provided by Kathy Skinner and Co. Also take a tour bus around town to view fabulous Christmas lights, complete with special drinks.

32. CHRISTMAS COOKIES SPONSORS: Sunset “Do It Best” Hardware DESIGNER: Kary Brown HELPER: Kay Hermann Tree inspired by George Strait’s song, “Christmas Cookies.” Lyrics include: I sure do like those Christmas Cookies, Sugar. The ones that look like Santa Claus Christmas trees, bells and stars I sure do like those Christmas Cookies, Babe.

SPONSOR: State Farm — Ray Gruver and Steve Methner DESIGNER: Rhonda Carrell The song ends with: HELPERS: Teresa Wray, Tegan Pennell, There’s a benefit to all of this Jeni Flores and Jerry Ferguson That you might have overlooked or missed Another Day in Paradise So now let me tell you the best part Here on our tree everybody loves of it all samba Every time she sticks another batch Rhythm you feel in your heart in the oven Magic, beauty and love, what more There’s 15 minutes for some kissin’ could you want and a’ huggin’ Your tropical day in paradise That’s why I eat Christmas cookies Everything can be for real, on the all year long! Caregivers Paradise Tree You just feel it happening with the PREMIUM: Many wonderful items Macaws come with this tree, starting with an Flamingos and the flying monkeys elegant wine pairing dinner for eight just gently swaying in the breeze at the home of Gary Ash and Earl Wilson. Also enjoy a Kitchen Aid stand Yet another day in Paradise you

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mixer donated by Sunset “Do It Best” Hardware with a custom paint job by Alderson’s Auto Body. In addition, you also will win over 50 copper cookie cutters donated by Necessities & Temptations, 20 hand-embroidered kitchen towels with embroidery by Lanie Anselmo and Barbara Brown, and many Christmas cookie baking essentials included in a red organizing utility tote donated by Kary Brown of Thirty-One Gifts. Top it off with a dessert-a-month from Festival of Trees creative director Betsy Reed Shultz.

tles of wine donated by Kathy Charlton of Olympic Cellars, an $800 value.

34. REFLECTIONS SPONSOR: Olympic Distributors DESIGNER: Tami Breitbach

This captivating tree will add warmth to your holidays and make a magnificent statement wherever it’s displayed. An abundance of reflective ornaments enhance the red and gold elongated finials, large silver iridescent balls, white and feather embellished 33. RED AND GREEN AGAIN balls, intricate red glitter dimensional ornaments and red glitter boughs SPONSOR: Laurel Dental Clinic — throughout. Drs. David Chance, James Siemens and This tree is a tribute to my dad, who Milt Chance passed away this year of cancer. DESIGNER: Betsy Reed Schultz Special thanks to the owners of Elliott’s Antique Emporium, Pondicherri, Christmas Red and Apple Green and Fiddleheads for their generosity. comes alive again! A favorite tree — designed and created for you once more. PREMIUM: Enjoy a fabulous fourThis gorgeous tree could be yours for course gourmet dinner for 10 in May the highest bid this year if you didn’t at Lake Crescent Lodge on the sun take it home or to your office last year! porch prepared by the lodge’s executive The color combination pops with chef, a $2,000 value! Added to that is excitement. The tree is trimmed with two nights lodging at the lodge on the many treasures that speak to the traditions of Christmas and will set the shores of one of the most scenic lakes in the U.S., donated by Aramark. mood for the holidays. Don’t miss this trees continued on next page >> festive tree nestled in the bar! PREMIUM: You’ll be ready to travel if you win this tree. You’ll receive two Christmas red overnight carry on suitcases with matching toiletry bags, and one red leather trunk filled with Christmas greeting cards, placemats, napkins, candles, wrapping paper and more, donated by Betsy Reed Schultz. Also with this tree is two-nights lodging in a luxury studio cabin donated by Quileute Oceanside Resort, and two bot-

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35. A KALEIDOSCOPE OF CHRISTMAS SPONSOR: 7 Cedars Casino DESIGNERS: Sue Priest HELPER: Candy Burkhardt A kaleidoscope of mixed colors tumbles across the boughs of this tree transforming it into a glittering vision of Christmas. Adorning this tree from top to bottom you will find a bright mixture of patterns and colors, including kaleidoscopes and of course sparkling lights reflecting off the multicolored ornaments. Under the tree is a one-of-a-kind handmade tree skirt. This tree will be sure to delight the young and young at heart. PREMIUM: Play in the prestigious Sonny Sixkiller Husky Celebrity Golf Classic next year along with three of your friends and a Husky legend! Value is $2,000.

36. CHRISTMAS BEAR NECESSITIES SPONSOR: Swain’s Family Foundation DESIGNER: Sondya Wray HELPERS: Amber Lemon, Teresa Wray, Nicole Wray, Tamara Huskey and Talia Anderson. Hibernating is not an option for the black bears this year. They are looking for the simple

FESTIVAL OF TREES Christmas necessities to decorate the wooded trees. The black bears are in the Christmas spirit trying to forget about their worries and their strife. They found using the bear necessities will let a bear finally rest at ease. So the Christmas bear necessities of life will come to you. They’ll come to you! PREMIUM: This premium has everything the sports enthusiast could want: an autographed football by Emmy award winning NBC Sunday Night Football announcers Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth. Your game will also improve with a golf driver donated by Bill Lindberg; and also an Athlete’s Choice runner’s package that includes two pairs of running shoes and two tech shirts. If that isn’t enough, you will receive two cedar bear chainsaw carvings courtesy of Bekkevar Logging & Trucking, and a cedar chainsaw carving of a bear holding a fish in its mouth from Darin Moriarity Trucking.

RAFFLE TREE 37: DESIGNERS’ CHRISTMAS GIFT SPONSOR: Sequim Health and Rehabilitation DESIGNERS: All Your Designers for 2012 HELPERS: All of the Designers’ “Elves” This tree represents the best of the designers with contributions from each of their trees. You can view this tree knowing

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that it will be a reminder of all the wonderful themes of Festival of Trees 2012 and the creativity brought to this Christmas gift to our community.

RAFFLE TREE 38: AMONG THE IVY AND FLOWERS SPONSOR: Swedish Medical Center DESIGNER: Rhonda Raymond As you meandar along the garden path, among the wandering ivy and fragrant flowers, there are nature’s magical wonders that make us smile. In this garden there are golden glittered butterflies, chirping copper birds nestled in their sparkling ivy covered nests that glissen in the sun. May your home be filled with the simple pleasure of family and friends this holiday season.

RAFFLE TREE 39: A HOLIDAY IN PARIS SPONSOR: Crestwood Convalescent Center DESIGNER: Marilyn Lamb, Virginia Southmayd and Sheila Kettle HELPER: Tessa Jackson This tree is complete with an Eiffel Tower topper above the black, pink and white decorations, complete with rhinestone tiaras, and white and pink feathers popped with white ornaments. On the black skirt with boa is your suitcase. You’ve had your hair done and gotten a new outfit all courtesy of Sassy Kat — now it’s time to pack that suitcase.

RAFFLE TREE 40: SANTA’S KITCHEN SPONSOR: Richard E. Davies, D.D.S. DESIGNER: Laurie Davies HELPER: Judie Lawson Have you ever wondered what the kitchen of Santa and Mrs. Claus looks like? Mrs. Claus is a wonderful cook and her gingerbread cookies are the worlds best. Mrs. Claus is always on the lookout for those elves who try and sneak the cookies out. Rudolph is even known to sneak a lick. Sparkles and sunshine fill the room. Tis the season. Holiday greetings to you!

RAFFLE TREE 41: GOLDEN BOOKS DESIGNER: Lindi Lumens HELPERS: Cori Lumens and Bob Lumens Celebrating the 70th anniversary of Little Golden Books, this retro looking tree is covered with more than 100 vintage books. When launched in 1942 at 25 cents each, they changed publishing history. Since then, over two billion Little Golden Books have reached the hands of children all over the world. Who hasn’t heard of “The Poky Little Puppy,” “Tootle the Train,” “The Saggy Baggy Elephant,” “The Shy Little Kitten,” “The Little Red Caboose,” “The Tawny Scrawny Lion” and “Scuffy the Tugboat?”

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4-foot silent auction trees 1. HONORING THOSE SERVING PAST AND PRESENT DESIGNERS: Esther Alward and Joan Shields Bennett HELPERS: Ron Hendricks and Don Alward This tree is dedicated to past military veterans and current personnel from all branches of the military that have and are assuring our freedoms. Memorabilia reminds us of those on the front lines of conflict, but also medical teams of nurses, medics, physicians and more. Thank you to Marine Corps Recruiter Sgt. Jason Howton, Army Recruiter Staff Sgt. Brian Fletcher and retired Navy Captain Richard Bennett for their contributions.


3. WASHINGTON APPLES DESIGNER: Lynnette Crouse and Bobbie Kreider Fall in Washington always means a bumper crop of the juiciest, yummiest apples on Earth. This cute little tree celebrates the 2012 harvest. Thank you, Laurie Rinehart.

4. DREAMING OF A SANDY CHRISTMAS DESIGNER: Lorene Seelye HELPER: Janet McGee This tree, with its seashells and sand, will make you wish you were someplace warm this winter where you could sit on a beach, put your toes in the water and watch the sun go down. Thank you to my family once again for all your love and support, for helping me and for loving me through all this craziness of doing the tree.

DESIGNER: Tami Breitbach Enhancing this traditional tree are natural and vintage elements including two vine and berry stars displayed at the top with wood and antique red sleds, red rattan balls, bird nests, 5. A TOUCH OF CLASS crystal snowflakes and various vintage and traditional embellishments woven DESIGNER: Janelle Seelye throughout the tree. To add to the warmth of the tree, the Black, Silver and glass with touches of shimmering lights cast a radiant glow on the snow-covered boughs and silver red — a touch of class. continued on Page 17 >> vintage garland.


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6. TEENAGE DREAM DESIGNER: April Sewell HELPER: Kelly Trudeau This Christmas, it’s every girl’s “Teenage Dream” to get lost in the excitement of a whimsical candy land with treasures sure to delight.

7. TRANSFORM INTO CHRISTMAS DESIGNER: Venay Money HELPERS: David Kummer, Iris Ball, John Katte Imagine your child’s delight to have his very own tree, especially when it is decorated entirely in Transformers. Your child will have hours of fun “undecorating” their tree and playing with the Transformers all year.

8. AN ARTSY CHRISTMAS DESIGNER: Lynn Langford HELPER: Wolf Binder Handpainted ornaments; small paintings of local mountains similar to the ornaments adorn this tree. You will find art supplies and a homemade tree skirt. Colors of blue, silver with touches of red give a punch to this tree. I would like to thank: Wild Birds Unlimited for the $25 gift certificate, 7 Cedars for the $100 gift card and massae therapist Brenda Bigger for a gift certificate.

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1. FESTIVE ELEGANCE DESIGNER: Emily Cable HELPER: Jennifer Horton Through the glistening elegance of crimson and gold, this tree brings the magical ambience of Christmas, bringing warmth and joy to you and your loved ones throughout the holiday season.

2. TRADITION, TRADITION, TRADITION DESIGNER: Betsy Reed Schultz Don’t miss out on enjoying a Christmas Red and Apple Green designer tree! If the 6-foot tree, Red and Green, Again, is more than you want or have room for, make plans to take this perfectly sized tree to your home or office. This charming, vibrant tree will bring smiles to your face and will provide that smaller space with Christmas cheer to spare! Packages under the tree are filled with little extras for you to enjoy at Christmas!

DESIGNERS: Jamie Scott/Schmidt HELPERS: Hannah Smith, Shanna Scott, Madison Schmidt M-I-C See its Christmas already! K-E-Y… why, because it comes every year! M-O-U-S-E! The magic of Mickey and his friends bring this tree to life. So come along and sing our song and join our jamboree. M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E!

2. S’NO TIME LIKE SNOWTIME DESIGNER: Zeller Westabrook HELPERS: Judy Munro, Ron Bradshaw, Dan Bradshaw “S’no Time Like Snowtimes’” one-of-a-kind handcrafted decorations are sometimes primitive and always unique: snow people pillows, snow people bows, re-purposed snow picture cards, glittered cutouts and antique handmade lace trim. These hang among the charm of “acres” of lights, stars, snowflakes, mini-snowball garlands and picturesque molded snow people. A blizzard of thanks: to Judy Munro, Ron Bradshaw, Anthony Piccolo, Elizabeth Dawson and Trudy Ballard. PREMIUMS: Electric ice cream/yogurt freezer donated by Swain’s, a 2-foot snowman, a gift certificate for four sundaes and a nine-inch ice cream cake donated by Baskin Robbins.

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Port Angeles Exchange Club produces Family Days There’s no time that family and community values are more prominent than during the holidays. The Exchange Club of Port Angeles seeks to promote this even more with their mission of instilling the values of freedom and citizenship throughout the year. The Exchange Club is assisted in that mission with money raised during Family Days, which take place Saturday, Nov. 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 25, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Exchange Club partners with the OMC Foundation to produce the holiday event. “Festival of Trees, and Family Days benefit the community through the Exchange Club in promoting Americanism and citizenship,” says Cookie Kalfur of the Exchange Club of Port Angeles. This year, Kalfur invites families to participate in an “extravaganza of fun” during Family Days. They will feature a Bridal Fashion Show on Saturday, along with performances by many groups including the Olympic Peninsula Men’s Chorus and No Batteries Required. The local Exchange Club is a branch of one of the oldest service club in America, dating back to 1911. It dedicates itself to supporting social programs which aid in Child Abuse Prevention. Patriotic efforts of club members include placing American flags in public spaces during appropriate holidays and events, and awarding scholarships. Those activities demonstrate the club’s core aims to promote family values and patriotism throughout the community. For more information or to join Exchange Club, phone Kalfur at 360-477-9351 or 360-417-5188.

2012 Festival of Trees Committee Chairs Auction Chair: Bruce Skinner Event Creative Director: Betsy Shultz Facilities: Chuck Stroeher, Harry Hebert and Jesse Long Family Days: Port Angeles Exchange Club Featured Food: Steve McCabe Bar: Shelly Ballas Festival Chairpersons: Bill Gellor, Jerry Hendricks and Mary Hebert Foundation Office: Madeleine Burns, Teresa MacDonald, Shea Bedortha and Mary Rupprecht Gala Emcee: Mary Hebert, Scooter Chapman Greeters: Marylou Waitz

Hospitality for Volunteers: Joyce Stroeher Program: Bruce Skinner, Mary Rupprecht Senior Breakfast: Cookie Kalfur Silent Auction Decorations: Bill Melville Teddy Bear Teas: Lindsay Fox and Molly Smith Tickets: Edie Beck and Madeleine Burns Tree Designers: Sherry Phillips Tree Preparation: Rick Smith, David Skinner and Jake Oppelt Wreaths: Trisa Chomica, Christina Hebert, Jackie Bain Home for the Holidays: Kasi Fors, Kelly Gouge Music: Jake Oppelt

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2012 Olympic Medical Center Foundation Board of Directors President: Mary Irwin President Elect: Karen Rogers Secretary: Harbir Bower Treasurer: Duane Wolfe Immediate Past President: Chuck Stroeher Executive Director: Bruce Skinner

Board Members: Ron Allen Bill Ashley Lynn Baritelle John Brewer Jim Cammack Joseph Cammack Trisa Chomica Janis Clevenger Norma Cooper Tom Curry Holly Dempsey Dr. Mark Fischer Casi Fors Lindsay Fox Ken Fujino Bill Gellor Andrea Gilles Kelly Gouge Julie Hatch Mary Hebert Jerry Hendricks Joan Isenberger Jim Jones, Jr. Dan Kari Dick Kent Cherie Kidd

Lee Lawrence Alwynn Lewis Eric Lewis Jesse Long Bob Lovell Gina Lowman Sara Maloney Rochelle McHugh Dan McKeen Sarah Methner Dan Morrison Kelie Morrison Steve Oliver Jake Oppelt Doug Parrish Gail Ralston Sandy Sinnes Chuck Stroeher Joyce Stroeher Bill Thomas Judy Tordini Marylou Waitz Kim Wakefield Phil Walker Mary Beth Wegener Dan Wilder

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Festival Committee Thank Yous Teddy Bear Tea: Karen Wahlsten, PAHS Honor Society, PAHS Key Club, PAHS DECA Club, PAHS Orchestra – Ron Jones, Camp Fire, Stephanie Steinman Discovery Group, Sassy Kat Salon and Boutique – Janee Lyster, Chestnut Cottage, Dairy Fresh Farms, Poli’s Place Screen Printing – Mike and Staci Politika, Raindrop Desserts, Hair Solutions – Tami Zeigler

NW – Jack and Terri Harmon; Bike Garage – Tom Michowski; Quileute Oceanside Resort – Cathy Smith; Baby Grand – Donita Henke; Raindrop Desserts – Michael Wall; Olympic Cellars Winery – Kathy Charlton; Bob Stokes, Cindy Elstrom, Taylor Stokes, Sylvia Berquist, Lynda Dowdell, Taylor Ackley, OMCF volunteers, Roy and Mary Gotham

Wreath Committee: All of our wonderful designers

Facilities Committee: Jesse Long, Julian McCabe, Team OMC volunteers and Hurricane Ridge Ski Team, Harry Herbert, Chuck Stroeher

Gala Committee: Joan Isenberger – greeter; John Nutter and Lacey Fors – programs; Dr. John Miles and Sue Miles – programs; Chuck and Joyce Stroeher – champagne; Stan and June Brocklesby – champagne; Delores and Dick Kent – escorts for tables; Jesse Long and Sierra Griffith – escorts for tables Tree Preparation/ Delivery: Gross’s Nursery – Florist and Todd Holm, AmSan, Dan Helpenstell — PAHS woodshop and paint classes, Harry Hebert, Julian McCabe, Mohawk Plastics, NC Cat Machinery, Jake Oppelt, PA Chevron, Puget Sound Transfer & Storage, David Skinner, Greg Thomas, Thomas Building Supply, Olympic Distributing, Olympic Restaurants Event Decorations: Laurel Black Design – ticket design; Expeditions

Kitchen/Wait staffs: PAHS Senior Class Parents, PAHS Boys Wrestling, PAHS Boys Basketball team, PAHS Girls Basketball team Tree Design Committee: All of our dedicated designers, Sharon Hoare, Lindsay Jensen Volunteer Food: Anna Clausen, Joan Isenberger, Betty Montgomery, Vernita Ray, Marylou Waitz and Port Angeles CrabHouse Extra Special “Thank yous” All our wonderful volunteers, Gary Blevins, Gwen Hester, Tom and Phyllis Carey, Mark Nebel, Andrew Watson, Bella Italia, Bighorn BBQ & Grill, Blackberry Café, CrabHouse, 7 Cedars, Toga’s Soup House, PA Skills Center and Kokopelli Grill

For Supporting the


Thank you

Wreaths Designers:

Wreaths Sponsored by:

Pat Allen Blackberry Café/Roxanne Olsen Rhonda Carrell Cailey Condon First Federal/Jackie Bain First Federal/Alecia Harper First Federal/Natalie Mair First Federal/Bailey Page Helen Fox Linda Klinefelter Marcia Logan Susan McCabe Teri Osterberg Sherry Phillips Rhonda Raymond Laurie Rinehart Riqui Sedoris Somewhere in Thyme – Joy Thomson Stevens Middle School Seminar Students – Leann McComb

Strait Orthopedic Specialists/ McGovern Therapy Specialists Atlas Trucking Dr. Margaret Bangs Beauty and the Beach Drennan Ford First Federal Mary Hunchberger Johnson Rutz and Tassie Laurel Dental Clinic McCrorie Carpet One Pantry and Latch Andrew Thomas Peninsula Children’s Clinic Russell-Works LLC Simpson Electric Tracy Wealth Management Trisa & Co. Interior Design

Wishing you Happy Holidays!

A Proud Sponsor of the Festival of Trees

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Avamere Olympic Rehabilitation of Sequim from our home to yours May all your Holiday wishes come true.

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