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All of the families agree that without the support of their loved ones, they wouldn’t be able to do what they do, year after year. “It’s not the thing,” Gellor said. “But it is a critical part of how the whole thing comes together to get to the end product.” Both Bambi Lowell and Smith agree, “there has to be family involvement,” and a general tolerance of those family members not directly involved with the event as households are taken over with designing and planning, sometimes for weeks or months at a time. >> continued on Page 4

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Holidays and family have always gone together. And since its inception, the annual Festival of Trees event has focused on bringing families together to celebrate the season. That concept not only applies to the various activities throughout the weekend, but also shows by the numerous families who work together to bring the festivities to life. Festival of Trees is truly a family affair. From sisters designing trees together to parents whose children follow in their footsteps to carry on the traditions, the family ties are the strings that bind the Festival of Trees together into a magical celebration, and the largest fundraising event of the year for the Olympic Medical Center Foundation. Olympic Medical Center Foundation has given close to $5 million toward improving health care at Olympic Medical Center and on the North Olympic Peninsula — close to $3 million of that since 2007. Much of that money has come through the annual fundraising efforts of the Festival of Trees. But it takes a “family” to bring this event to life. “Volunteers are the backbone of this event — we have over 250 of them for Festival of Trees,” said Olympic Medical Center Foundation Director Bruce Skinner. “No one has promoted the spirit of the event like the designers and others who have gotten involved as a family.” Many of the families have grown up with the Festival of Trees tradition. One of those families who have been a mainstay with the event is the Teitzels. Cindy Teitzel started her tenure the second year of the event. After attending the first year, she decided “I can do a tree.” And as time went on, Teitzel took on more and more responsibilities. And with that, drew upon the support of her family to help her in that endeavor. Starting at a ripe age of 8 years old, Cindy’s, son Jake Roorda, began decorating alongside his mother. Cindy’s sister, Laurie Stewart, has chosen a somewhat more hidden role as a sponsor through her workplace, Sound Bank. However, Stewart has helped on many trees, right along with her sisters. “We gear our lives toward this event every year,” Teitzel said. For 24 years, Festival of Trees would not have run as smoothly without the leadership and dedication of former cochair Bill Gellor. The second year of Festival of Trees, Gellor started working with facilities, along

with Jerry Hendricks. From there, Gellor teamed up with Hendricks to cochair the Festival of Trees event for many years before handing over the reins to current chair Mary Hebert. Gellor remains committed to the event, vowing to stay involved. And to help in that commitment, his daughter Molly Smith is cochair of the annual Teddy Bear Tea. Smith said, aside from growing up with the Festival of Trees, her involvement arose from being approached by Mary Irwin to take over the leadership for the Teddy Bear Tea. Smith said she and cochair Lindsay Fox walked away with a “how-to” manual and a dedication to carry on the tradition of the event. This will be Smith and Fox’s fifth Former Festival of Trees cochair Bill Gellor and his daughter, Molly Smith, are one of the local year at the helm. families who consider volunteering for the annual fundraising event a holiday tradition. “I had been to the Teddy Bear Tea,” Smith said. “And I was present in and around the festival for years. This is a fun way to get involved in a great community event.” Bambi Lowell enjoyed decorating theme trees at her house and in 1997 saw an advertisement in the paper for the Festival of Trees and she jumped at the opportunity. Lowell has designed trees ever since, and even served as the event’s design chair prior to current chair, Sherri Phillips. Lowell’s first tree was a raffle tree and she has designed trees every year since, even tackling three trees one year. “I love it,” Lowell said. When Lowell started in 1997, her son Tharen Lowell was five years old. Home Providing products and services to communities for over 90 years. schooled, Tharen would accompany his mother to the Vern Burton Center as she decorated trees. In between napping under the tables, Tharen would help out with small tasks like Personal and Business Banking • Electronic Banking cutting wires to attach ornaments to trees. Mortgage and Commercial Lending • Investment Services Now 23 years old, Tharen has been decorating trees since he was 11 years old. “I’ve always found Festival of Trees to be a fun time,” Tharen said. “My favorite part is seeing all the trees from start to finish. The tree really comes alive.”

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And because it takes place over the Thanksgiving weekend, it requires an additional level of family involvement. “Thanksgiving is devoted to Festival of Trees,” Teitzel said. “Being thankful for Festival of Trees, and it’s a cool thing that the holiday is surrounded by that community and family event.” Teitzel says this year is even more memorable because the event is honoring her mother Mary Lou Teitzel, a longtime supporter of the Festival of Trees, who passed away last year. “Mom was at the event as we decorated,” Teitzel said. “Usually criticizing what we did. Sometimes we would have to decorate on opposite sides of the gym from her.” Tharen Lowell remembers growing up in the event, “doing little things for mom until I could do it on my own.” “It’s more meaningful to me when I see cousins, aunts, uncles and even close friends get involved and you see everyone come together.” Smith agreed, “The big thing is seeing family members getting their interest piqued and a curiosity of finding ways to get involved.”


Festival of Trees will continue to grow and flourish through family involvement, which encourages new additions to the event. “Family is the ‘breath and blood’ of Festival of Trees,” said Bambi Lowell. “It’s what’s most important and the only way the event will continue to go forward.” She said families help encourage new blood by bringing in friends and, in turn, their families. Gellor said there is always room for volunteers to join Festival of Trees. “We have a very eclectic group that participates, from young to old,” Gellor said. “And if you are looking for a big involvement or small, there is “something for everyone.” For details about participating in the festival, phone the Olympic Medical Center Foundation at 360-417-7144.

Festival, ‘The Nutcracker’ are both family traditions

Originally a flop, “The Nutcracker” has become an international Christmas family tradition, inviting young and old into its magical world. The fabled ballet was adapted by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky from E.T.A. Hoffmann’s story “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King.” The first performance in the United States was Christmas Eve 1944, by the San Francisco Ballet. After the enormous success of this production, San Francisco Ballet has presented “The Nutcracker” every Christmas Eve and throughout the winter season. The New York City Ballet gave its inaugural performance in 1954. The tradition of performing the complete ballet at Christmas eventually spread to the rest of the United States beginning in the 1960s.


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As the clock strikes midnight strange things begin to happen. Clara begins shrinking as her beautiful Christmas tree grows high above her. The toys around the tree come to life while the room fills with an army of mice, led by the fierce Mouse King. As the Nutcracker awakens, he leads his army of toy soldiers into battle with the mice. The Mouse King corners the Nutcracker and battles him one-on-one. The Nutcracker seems to be no match for the Mouse King. The Nutcracker and his army can go on no longer and are captured by the mice and their King. Clara makes a final daring charge throwing her slipper at the Mouse King, hitting him square on the head. The Mouse King drops to the floor and the mice run away, carrying off their leader’s lifeless body.




It is Christmas Eve at the Stahlbaum house — a large and grand house with the most beautiful tree imaginable. The Stahlbaums are hosting their annual Christmas party, welcoming the arrival of their family and friends. The children, Clara and Fritz, are dancing and playing as they welcome their friends too. The party grows festive with music and dance as godfather Drosselmeyer arrives, drawing attention as he presents two life-sized dolls. They are the delight of the party, each taking a turn to dance. The children begin to open gifts when Drosselmeyer presents his to Clara and Fritz. Although his gift to Fritz is quite nice, he gives Clara a beautiful nutcracker that becomes the hit of the party. Fritz becomes jealous and, having a bit more spunk than a boy should have, grabs The Nutcracker from Clara and promptly breaks it. Clara is heartbroken looking on as Drosselmeyer quickly repairs The Nutcracker with a handkerchief he magically draws from the air. As the evening grows late, the guests depart and the Stahlbaum family retires for the evening. Clara, worried about her beloved Nutcracker, sneaks back to the tree to

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check on him, falling asleep with him in her arms.

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The annual Festival of Trees is a three-day celebration 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. There is a little something for everyone during this year’s Festival of Trees weekend: Friday, Nov. 27— Teddy Bear Tea, sponsored by Swain’s Family Foundation, for parents and children, 10 a.m. and noon. $10 per person. Friday, Nov. 27 — Festival of Trees Gala, sponsored by Sequim Health and Rehabilitation, 5:30 p.m. Buffet dinner, tree auction, silent auction and dancing with music. Tickets cost $100 per person. Saturday, Nov. 28 — Family Days Breakfast, 8:30 a.m. Includes sit-down breakfast. $10 per adult, $6 per child. Limited tickets will be available at the door. Saturday, Nov. 28 and Sunday, Nov. 29 — Family Days, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Public viewing of decorated trees and wreaths, musical entertainers and children’s activity areas. $5 each, children under 8 enter for free. Tickets for the above events can be purchased at the Olympic Medical Center Foundation office, 1015 Georgiana St., Port Angeles. For details, phone Olympic Medical Center Foundation at 360-417-7144.

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Twenty-five years of celebration — silver sparkly glitter bells atop this tree will ignite you with a special night of excitement and celebration. Red and silver ornaments tucked with glittery white bells gives each ornament a noble bright appearance. In addition these shiny finishes with glitz and glam will have a tendency to catch and reflect lights in a spectacular fashion to complete 25 years of celebration. PREMIUM: An Elegant Table for eight at the 2016 Festival of Trees is yours with this beautiful tree. Enjoy the wonderfully decorated table designed just for you and seven of your friends — front and center, including your own wait staff.


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Beautiful beautiful snowflakes, floating down to earth. All created to be unique, each holding significant worth. Just like an intricate snowflake, we come from up above, to bless the world with beauty to sparkle the world with love. PREMIUM: One of the most famous artists in the world, Peter Max has painted for six U.S. presidents, has been named an official artist of the U.S. Olympic Team and has been the artist of five Super Bowls. “Two Hearts on Blends” is part of a two-piece suite consisting of harmony and love mixed with Peter Max iconography. Value: $4,000.


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DESIGNER: Rhonda Carrell HELPERS: Priscilla Lorentzen, Alex Martucci and Cheryle Brown The wind may blow, it may rain, and maybe not snow, but there’s nothing like Christmas right here at home, on the Olympic Peninsula. But there’s nothing like sharing the sounds and sights of Christmas on the Olympic Peninsula. Twinkling lights, Christmas carols, children laughing. Joy, Peace and Love. It’s a gift we can share: Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park, Lake Crescent, Hoh Rain Forest, Rialto

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SPONSOR: North Olympic Healthcare Network DESIGNER: Venay Money and Inge Casey

Legend has it that little Madelon secretly followed the Three Wise Men to see the baby Jesus. She overheard them say it was a sin to greet the New Born King without a gift. Madelon went behind a house to find a flower and since it was winter there were none. An angel watching saw her tears and as they fell to the ground beautiful flowers took form and became the Christmas Rose. She had a gift for the baby Jesus. PREMIUM: Enjoy an awesome pig roast (it takes approximately 24 hours to roast a whole pig) with all of the fixings for up to 25 people at the place of your choosing. The dinner will be catered by Chef Steve McCabe.

5 — LET’S MAKE THE MERRY-GO-ROUND SPONSOR: Olympic Distributors DESIGNER: Sherilyn Seyler

What do carousels, Christmas and candy have in common? When you see children on a carousel, at Christmas or eating candy, they are full of joy and merriment. This tree is decorated with papier-mache carousel horses and reindeer, Santa’s sleigh, lollipops and handmade beaded ornaments to create a feeling of fun and excitement. Christmas balls and motion lights draw your eyes around the tree to see what other treasures are hidden in the branches. Enjoy and be merry! PREMIUM: Enjoy food and entertainment with this tree. You will receive $300 in gift certificates from Next Door Gastropub, $100 from Next Door Annex, $100 from Applebee’s in Sequim, $100 from Moss, $50 from Swain’s, dinner for four at the 2016 Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival and a $50 gift certificate from Jim’s Pharmacy — an $800 value! Also, a music box carousel, an inflatable Christmas carousel for outdoors, a collectible horse figurine from Trail of the Painted Ponies called “Victorian Christmas”

and a package of note cards from artist Melissa Penic — packed from Joe — a $2,500 value! Plus a full set of Hogwart books and movies. the subject is a girl on a carousel horse.


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Pointed ears, not so every elf. Santa even has a few “mini me’s” His look alikes and a few reindeer are helping to decorate this tree. There appears to be some playing going on too. Sweet treats can be found hidden among the branches as these well dressed reindeer don’t always eat hay. Bright, colorful and joyous, this tree issues in a new and wondrous Christmas. PREMIUM: Spend a week at Lake Sutherland in a fabulous home that sleeps eight. This house has a master suite on each end, with the front suite facing the lake. Also has a flat-screen TV, hot tub and two bathrooms. Good between Sept. 20 to May 20, holidays excluded.


An “olde English Christmas” themed tree full of curiosities from all seven years that Harry Potter attended the Wizarding School, named Hogwarts.   Included are the animals: owls, dragons, rats, cats and spiders; the Classroom equipment: textbooks, potion ingredients, tea cups and crystal balls; the sports equipment: quidditch team mascots, bludgers, brooms, a golden Snitch, and House emblems; as well as memorabilia from the general wizarding world: wands, floo powder, and wizard attire. Specialty items include the full book collection, the full movie collection, all Horcruxes, the Hogwarts train and a tree skirt with the House emblems. PREMIUM: Joe Cammack from Jim’s Pharmacy also is a fisherman extraordinaire. Get 100 pounds of salmon, halibut and tuna, vacuum


SPONSOR: Crestwood Health and Rehabilitation DESIGNER: Charity VanAusdle HELPERS: Phyllis Carey, Bonnie Nervobhig and Susan VanAusdle Take home your very own humble bumble, as he puts the finishing touch on Rudolph’s silver and gold tree. It was plucked out of the Christmas Tree Forest, by Cornelius, just for you! A thank you goes out to Phyllis & T.C. Carey, Bonnie Nerbovig and Santa’s elves (never forget the elves). PREMIUM: Enjoy three cases of wine from our local award winning wineries: A case of award winning wines from Olympic Cellars, Harbinger and a case of the wine especially created for the Olympic Medical Center Foundation — Confluence from Camaraderie. An $800 value! Also, a 7-foot Abominable Snowman and Bumble from Rudolph.


SPONSOR: Sound Community Bank DESIGNER: Jake Roorda HELPERS: Cindy Teitzel

Lucille Ball lives on the branches of this tree. Nostalgia will fill your heart as you reminisce with her, Ricky, Ethel, Fred and the many memorable characters of her popular shows. All of Lucy’s crazy antics seem to come to life again as you gaze at this charming black and white tree with pops of pink. You, too, will be saying “I Love Lucy”. PREMIUM: Enjoy this tree even more with a special gift — a trip for two to Los Angeles, which includes air fare for two, a two night hotel stay and tickets to Universal Studios and Disneyland. Also with this tree for the lucky bidder is a 1950s vintage chair and a lamp. >> continued on Page 8

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10 — THE HERALDING OF CHRISTMAS SPONSOR: Pacific Office Equipment DESIGNER: Tharen Lowell HELPERS: Bambi Lowell

At Christmas our thoughts turn to heralding of the angels welcoming the new born babe. We think of music and the angels themselves. This tree is no different. Nestled in this tree are angels, no two the same, musical instruments with the finishing touch beautiful flowers and the shimmer of red and gold. PREMIUM: Beverages for a year, or close to it! Olympic Distributing is providing 11 cases of your favorite beverages, including five cases of Pike Brewing Beer, five cases of Bedford’s Gourmet Sodas and two cases of wine from Olympic Cellars Dungeness Red, donated by Olympic Distributors. Also with this tree comes four bottles of 2011 Verismo Wines “Stella Reserve” Coombsville Cabernet Sauvignon, which comes with a 92 point rating. An $1,100 value!

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12 — SANTA, SANTA EVERYWHERE SPONSOR: D. A. Davidson DESIGNER: Anja Watson HELPERS: William Gorrell and Julian Koch

“Santa: Two merry blue eyes, A very little nose, A long snowy beard, and cheeks like a rose, A round chubby man, A big bulging pack, Hurrah for old Santa, we’re glad he’s come back!” by unknown author. Invite Santa into your home with this playful and jolly tree. PREMIUM: First, start with a $100 gift certificate to Next Door Gastropub. Then enjoy some of the best wines in the world, all rated 90 points or higher! A 2010 Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Chateau Haut Gravet (92 points), a 2010 Chateau de Braude Fellonneau Haut-Medoc from France, and a 2012 Domaine Fond Croze “Les Roches” Cotes du Rhone Villages Syrah. A $750 value!

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Gentleman it’s time to get out your check books. This tree is dripping with pearls and diamonds showcasing the finer things in life. Like Coco Chanel says “a girl should be two things, classy and fabulous.” That’s what this tree is, classy and fabulous! J’adore Chanel! PREMIUM: Win a table for eight for the 2016 Harvest of Hope, an elegant wine tasting dinner that benefits the OMC Cancer Center each year, valued at $1,000!

Imagine you are walking through a snow covered forest and you come upon a little cabin tucked into the trees. Its quaint little porch draws you in, you notice that it is decorated for the holidays and you are eager to go inside and sit by the fire. Special thank you goes to our sponsor, Kathleen Graff. 14 — A TIME FOR CHRISTMAS Thank you for your kind spirit and for always being SPONSOR: Irwin Dental willing to support us in this adventure. DESIGNER: Cindy Schlaffman and Sue Priest PREMIUM: Enjoy a fabulous trip to the island of HELPERS: Jody Piper your choice in Hawaii. It’s Christmas time again. And timepieces is what This includes four nights lodging and roundtrip we have for you to remember Christmases past and to airfare for two, donated by Art and Erin Green. Also, $300 worth of lawn mowing and excavation work mark time to the next.

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SPONSOR: Jim’s Pharmacy DESIGNER: Dami Rodriguez HELPERS: Rose Reandeau

Here on the North Olympic Peninsula in the beautiful Northwest, pristine waters surround us, so this tree will feature the deep teal/turquoise of the water and in tribute to local tribes, it will also be decorated in red and black. Among the items that will go with the tree are: a hand-hammered copper sculpture of a salmon, an autographed copy of the award-winning movie “Return of the River” and a Native American designed sweatshirt. PREMIUM: Joe Cammack from Jim’s Pharmacy is also a fisherman extraordinaire. Get 100 pounds of salmon, halibut and tuna, vacuum packed from Cammack — a $2,500 value! Salmon donated by Cammack. >> continued on Page 10

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This elegant tree showcases ornate peacocks nestled in the branches. Turquoise, silver and gold ornaments add to the beauty of the tree. Cast your eyes on the crystal baubles filled with authentic peacock feathers. Shiny and bright, this tree is sure to please.  PREMIUM: A trip of a lifetime: A South African safari! The movie “I Dreamed of Africa” was filmed at the Zulu Nyala Animal Park, one of the highest rated wild animal parks in the world. This package will take you and another of your choice there on the trip of a lifetime. Spend six days and nights at your choice of four luxury accommodations with gourmet dining included, as well as twice daily open Land Rover trips with fun, experienced guides that will transport you and another into the heart of one of the greatest wildlife reserves. The winning bidder has two full years to schedule and use this package. Airfare is not included. Valued at $4,950!

17 — THE SUGAR PLUM FAIRY SPONSOR: Olympic Veterinary Clinic DESIGNER: Marilyn Lamb

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The Sugar Plum Fairy rules the Land of Sweets, where she instructs her subjects to dance for Clara and Marine Corps League commandant, Sid Gerling, also goes with this tree along with a handmade bird seed the Nutcracker Prince. She is dressed in a pink and white tutu, with a beaded and cardinals motif quilt. bodice, and layers of pink netting for her skirt. Strung below her tutu are ornaments of ballerinas 19 — REMEMBER WHEN and sweets set aglow by the soft winter lights. SPONSOR: Platt Irwin Law Firm She is laced up in her soft pink ballet slippers ready DESIGNER: Sue Chance to lead the dance. HELPERS: Jennifer Riffle PREMIUM: Win two round trip airline tickets to Do you remember your favorite ornaments on the anywhere Alaska Airline flies. family Christmas tree?  Remember tinsel and glass ornaments with glitter 18 — WINTER IN THE FOREST that sparkle in the Christmas lights? SPONSOR: Key Bank With this very special tree, we have tried to represent DESIGNER: Esther Alward Christmas past.  HELPERS: Becky Melick, Ron Hendricks We hope to stir fond memories in all those who reflect on the truly valuable, but simple joys of  the Winter in the forest is like a fairy land. What do you season. We have carefully selected a variety of ornasee and hear? ments, cards, vintage toys, signs and other things in an The tracks of the deer and chipmunks? The calling effort to capture the true spirit of Christmas. of owls and birds? PREMIUM: An elegant table for eight at the 2016 Watch glistening pine cones sway in the wind and Festival of Trees is yours with this beautiful tree. snow people skiing and riding sleds. Enjoy the wonderfully decorated table designed just Look for the handmade log cabin birdhouse with the rock chimney and other log cabin style bird feeder with for you and seven of your friends — front and center, including your own wait staff. bird seed. Snuggle and dream under the handmade winter quilt of chickadees, holly and pine trees. 20 — THE NUTCRACKER PREMIUMS: A week in Montana — this is the CHRISTMAS perfect “get away from it all” trip. SPONSOR: Irwin Dental and Bruce and Kathy Skinner Spend one week on the Yaak River in Montana — DESIGNER: Kathy Skinner accommodations can sleep up to eight people. HELPERS: Pat Elmer See moose, elk and deer come down to the river to An iconic symbols of Christmas for generations has get water as you watch them out your window! A handmade birdhouse and bird feeder made by the been “The Nutcracker.” 


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Your tree this year will be filled with all sizes and styles of nutcrackers; from the traditional to the whimsical. These works of folk art will grace your tree and home for years to come and will help to remind you of dreams from your childhood. And one must not forget the nuts! You will find your tree filled with “treats” for your nutcrackers! PREMIUM: Enjoy an incredible experience from one of the North Olympic Peninsula’s best cooks at one of the best wineries in the country — picturesque Camaraderie Cellars. Kathy Skinner will fix paella for up to 20 of your friends, accompanied of course by outstanding Camaraderie wines.


SPONSOR: Dr. Stephen and Linda Howarth DESIGNER: Moss Adams HELPERS: David Logan, Jan Bigham Close your eyes. Picture yourself walking in a forest. It’s wintertime and whiteness envelopes your view. Suddenly a flash of red catches your eyes! It’s a cardinal winging by and curiosity sends you trudging through the snow to follow it. Is the bird leading you somewhere? Feeling tired you decide to stop, but then surprisingly you spot something! It’s a sparkling white tree filled with cardinals, cones, nests, berries and bird feeders. >> continued on Page 11

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Before you open your eyes, picture that beautiful tree in your home! PREMIUMS: Enjoy a three-night stay in Leavenworth, along with snowmobiling for two people. Willkommen to your Bavarian experience — this premium will have you shouting from the mountain tops! A $750 value. Also included are the following gifts donated by David and Marcia Logan: 1. Santa Claus and animals framed print 2. Cardinal gift box and tissue paper 3. 22-inch cardinal Christmas wreath 4. Cardinal crafts gift basket — cardinal and holiday Acrylix stamps, Acrylix stamp block, cardinal stickers, cardinal brads, cardinal decorative paper, 24 envelopes, 12 sheets red card stock, 12 sheets white card stock, six sheets black card stock, glue stick, black stamp pad and red tin basket 5. Cardinal kitchen gift basket — cardinal cookie jar, two cardinal dish towels, two cardinal pot holders, two red mugs, cranberry vanilla winterland tea, cookies and woven basket 6. Cardinal Christmas decor — cardinal sofa pillow, slate cardinal “welcome” sign, cardinal “Noel” decorative figurine, mini snowman figurine with cardinal and woven basket.

22 — A DR. SEUSS CHRISTMAS SPONSOR: Sequim Health and Rehabilitation DESIGNER: Kelly Serrianne HELPERS: Jon Whitehead and Cara Otelle

Dr. Seuss is loved by people of all ages Falling more in love, while turning the pages! With Thing One and Thing Two, This tree is sure to delight you! Everywhere you look on this tree, The magical world of Seuss, you will see. The Fox in Socks, Horton and the Who’s, The Lorax and CindyLou too! From The Cat in the Hat to the Grinch, Enjoying this tree will be a cinch! PREMIUMS: Win two roundtrip airline tickets to anywhere Alaska Airlines flies. Also included with this tree: A $100 Shell gas gift card, donated by Whitehead’s Auto Parts, The HairSmith Gift Certificate good for one free haircut, donated by Bill DeFrang; two gift certificates for two meals at the Oak Table Cafe, donated by Kathy Hoover and the Oak Table Cafe; and admission for four to the Experience Music Project (EMP), admission for four to the Pacific Science Center plus IMAX and a large collection of Dr. Seuss books, signs and prints, donated by Diane Serrianne. A total value of $1,600!

23 — ‘DOWNTON ABBEY’ CELEBRATES CHRISTMAS SPONSOR: Everwarm Hearth and Home DESIGNER: Sherry Phillips HELPERS: Reliable Bob

This tree honors the history, elegance and style of “Downton Abbey.” We travel back to pre World War I and the 1920s for our Christmas celebration at Highclere Castle. Peninsula Daily News

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Those who have followed this PBS series will recognize the family featured in some of the decorations as well as ornaments celebrating their lives and those of their servants. The elegance and rich colors would make a grand presentation in your home, especially placed next to the beautiful mahogany fireplace that goes with this tree. PREMIUMS: A beautiful antique mahogany Valor Electric Fireplace with black coals log set; 110 V, 1500 W with a remote donated by Everwarm Hearth & Home. Will heat 400 square feet and can be used for heat or ambience. Value $3,000. You will also find baskets (worth $250) filled with “Downton Abbey” memorabilia and special gifts under the tree and on the fireplace mantel including the “Downton Abbey” five-season DVD set donated by KCTS Channel 9.

24 — BOW DOWN TO WASHINGTON SPONSOR: Gellor Insurance DESIGNER: Molly Smith and Lindsay Fox

Game day starts at the tailgate! Get your game face on with this fun homage to a classic tailgate party. Decked out in purple and gold, this tree radiates Husky fever. Stand close and you can almost hear the roar of the crowd! Whether you simply grew up watching the Dawgs or you bleed purple and gold, this tree is sure to get the party started! Go Dawgs! PREMIUMS: Play in the prestigious Sonny Sixkiller Husky Celebrity Golf Classic next July with three of your friends and a Husky legend! Sonny and other Husky stars such as Steve Emtman, Lincoln Kennedy, Bob Schloredt, Marques Tuiasosopo play in this tournament. Also included is a pop-up canopy tent, cooler, camp

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25 — ALL THAT GLITTERS IS SNOW SPONSOR: J&J Construction DESIGNER: Laurie and Kaylie Rinehart HELPERS: Marcea Rinehart and Juanita Chamberlain

This beautiful flocked tree holds the true symbols of winter snowflakes. As each snowflake is different, so is each memory we create at Christmas. Though we think of snowflakes as cold, the glittering snowflakes in this tree will bring you wonderful memories that will sure to warm your heart. Thank you to J & J Construction for their sponsorship, and to Beauty and the Beach Salon, Oak Table Cafe and Chestnut Cottage for their contributions to “All that Glitters is Snow.” PREMIUM: Win a fabulous ski vacation to Park City, Utah, one of the top ski areas in the world. Trip includes airfare for two and a three-night stay.

26 — COZY CABIN CHRISTMAS SPONSOR: Laurel Dental DESIGNER: Leann McComb HELPERS: Stevens Middle School students

Over the river and through the woods to the country cabin we go. Whether you have a lovely cabin in the woods or home in the city, this tree is for you. Cute woodland creatures and other adorable country themed decorations peek between the boughs of this burgundy, gold and brown tree. Cuddle up in your fleece blanket and read a book or use the colored pencils to relieve the stress of the day in your coloring book for adults. >> continued on Page 12

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PREMIUMS: This premium has everything the sports enthusiast would want: An autographed football by NBC sports announcers Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth, an Athlete’s Choice runner’s package that includes two pairs of running shoes and two tech shirts, and a snowboard from Mervin Manufacturing of Sequim, the premier board manufacturer in the U.S. (Olympic competitors in Sochi won two gold medals and a silver using Mervin boards).


From their colorful birdhouses and perches high in the trees, dozens of birds watch and wait. Father Christmas has loaded his sled with special treats for his feathered friends. Can you recognize a chickadee, towhee, nuthatch and junco? Many different birds call this area home, and identifying them can make them more fun. We’ve included the “Backyard Birdfeeder’s Bible,” food and feeders to help you attract these delightful visitors, and birding classes for you to enjoy. PREMIUMS: Gourmet dinner for 10 with wine pairings by the Lake Crescent Lodge Chef, a $750 value. A gift certificate for birding classes from the Dungeness River Audubon Society and a gift certificate from local bird expert Bob Boekelheide for a personalized half-day birding class for four.

28 — A CAROUSEL CHRISTMAS SPONSOR: Interfor Pacific DESIGNER: Glenda Cable HELPERS: Joy Finley

Bright lights, shining brass, and dozens of beautiful prancing horses and other animals beckon you to the magical world of the carousel. This tree has been my dream for years, and made possible by the generosity of fellow collector Sharon Johnson. Thanks to Dan at Allform Welding for creating the platform to mount the horses. May this incredible collection fill you with joy and amazement and be one of the highlights of your Christmas holidays. PREMIUM: Enjoy Seattle at its best! >> continued on Page 13

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This trip includes two nights lodging, a $200 gift certificate from one of the best restaurants in the United States — Canlis. And a ride for two on the “Great Wheel” on the waterfront — a ferris wheel that you’ll never forget!

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SPONSOR: Dr. Dirk and Kelly Gouge DESIGNER: Megan Scott HELPERS: Devon Scott

I had just settled down for a long winter’s nap when out in the lawn arose such a clatter I sprung from my bed to see what was the matter, and what to my wondering should appear but the Avengers and X-Men and Spiderman, too. They moved with great urgency so I knew Loki, Magneto and Green Goblin must be nearby. More rapid than eagles they came, they whistled, they shouted, the bad guys called out in pain. As the bad guys retreated our hero’s proclaimed, “Marvelous Christmas” to all and to all a good night. PREMIUM: Enjoy 16 bottles of wine by four vintners — all rated at 92 points! Four bottles each of 2013 Robert Storey Cellars Yountville Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon by Kerry Damskey; 2013 Ty Caton Winemaker’s Cuvee Cabernet Sauvignon; 2012 Michel-Schlumberger “La Cime” Dry Creek Valley Cabernet Sauvignon; and 2013 Roblar Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir. A $720 value!

PREMIUM: Three-piece bistro set (donated by the Franklin Elementary School MAC program), patriotic quilt (from Brianne Moores, Sequim Quilt Company) American flag, Polish patriotic Christmas ceramic pie plate and dessert dishes and napkins, gift basket of red, white and blue picnic paper goods 


SPONSOR: Necessities and Temptations DESIGNER: Sarah Burton HELPERS: Noah Dinnerstein and Jason Barnett

Another wonderful creation from the Peninsula College welding class led by Jeramie O’Dell. This year it is a western theme with 23 rows of horseshoes and support beams. The creativity never ceases to amaze. The colors are red and green to carry out the Christmas spirit. You could put this “tree” in your yard, in your home or business…a true piece of art. PREMIUM: Beer making and artisan pizza — you will have a fun evening for you and seven guests! Tom and Rhonda Curry will be your hosts, and you will learn about the actual beer making experience from a local brewer. You and your group will enjoy a delicious dinner centered on artisan pizza in the 840-degree Italian pizza 32 — REMEMBER THEM oven at Bar Hop. SPONSOR: Betsy Reed Schultz There will be other fun menu items from the oven, DESIGNER: Betsy Reed Schultz, Claire Rausch, Bob Stokes and yes, even the dessert will include beer. 30 — WINTER WISHES and Gray Lucier There will also be fine wine and soda for any in your SPONSOR: Park View Villa HELPERS: Students and families from Franklin party who prefer those beverages. DESIGNER: April Sewell Elementary School Donated by Tom and Rhonda Curry. Handcrafted red, white and blue ornaments sparkle Wishing for snow, wishing for family gatherings or Value: A night you will never forget! wishing for peace on earth…whatever you wish for, may under the light of Lady Liberty’s torch on a tree dedicated to Gold Star families and the fallen men and the Christmas spirit be deep in your heart, may you 34 — VINTAGE JOY women of the United States Armed Forces.  have a very Merry Christmas and may all your winter SPONSOR: Peninsula Daily News Created by first through fifth-grade students in the wishes come true! DESIGNER: Zeller Westabrook PREMIUM: Experience the ultimate baseball experi- Franklin Elementary School Multi-age Community HELPERS: Judy Munro, Ron Bradshaw, Cynthia ence (four seats) with this all-inclusive premium seating Program, this tree supports the mission of the Captain Elizabeth Dawson and Cherie Smith Joseph House and the men and women who serve our area located in the first eight rows behind home plate. country.  Includes VIP parking and private entrances, private, Accents on this tree salute the Christmas season, esThank you to Claire Rausch, fifth-grade teacher, climate-controlled lounge with all-inclusive gourmet pecially in the Bradford Exchange’s creation of “Santa’s “Honor, Respect, Remember” MAC biannual enrichbuffet and open bar and complimentary in-seat food Nativity” and framed National Geographic original ment program teacher Bob Stokes and Gray Lucier and beverage service throughout the game. vintage advertisements from the 1920s to the 1950s. for Lady Liberty and students and parents for the last This is donated by Patrick Crumb of Root Sports. three years MAC participants.  >> continued on Page 14 A $1,000 value! Washington, known for its sparkling blue waters and emerald green forests, is also known for yet another blue and green, the 2013 Super Bowl Champions, our Seattle Seahawks. This tree will showcase everything Seahawks: football collectibles, original Seahawks artwork, ornaments and the Seattle Seahawks are sending an autographed item too. Are you a 12? Are you one of the most famous, loudest fans on earth? Then this Seahawks tree is for you! Don’t let it get away. PREMIUM: Win a trip to watch the Seattle Seahawks play the Arizona Cardinals during the 2016 season at University of Phoenix stadium in Arizona. Airfare for two, a two-night hotel stay and game tickets.

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Pious whimsy and earnest goodwill are focused in Thomas Kincade’s recording of the original Christmas story combined with the influence of Santa Claus (Nicholas of Myra in Greece, a legendized Christian bishop). “Joy to the World!” carols a beloved Christmas hymn. “Joy to you!” echoes this presentation. Thank you to Cynthia Elizabeth Dawson and Pandora Traversie. PREMIUM: $4,000 free advertising in the Peninsula Daily News plus a one year home delivery of the paper. Plus, a Tiffany-style Coca-Cola decorator lamp and teddy bears in holiday garb.


SPONSOR: Dan Alsaker and friends in memory of Rob Linkletter DESIGNER: Suzie VanAusdle HELPERS: Bonnie Nervobhig, Phyllis and Tom Carey and Pat Nebel

Come on let’s go and play. From Elsa’s Ice Castle on top, to Ana’s castle on the fiord, this tree helps you relive the adorable story “FROZEN.” Elsa’s castle is a one of a kind novelty table lamp. Ana’s castle on the fiord is a Melissa and Doug Foldable Play Castle, valued at over $100. See the sparkle on every face when you bring “FROZEN” into your home for Christmas. PREMIUM: The “castle” that you saw on the way in, which includes a swing, a two story playhouse and a slide, can be all yours! Another incredible structure from Thomas Carey. Delivery is included. Value is priceless.

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SPONSOR: State Farm DESIGNER: Anja Watson HELPERS: William Gorrell and Julian Koch “Twas the night before Christmas when all

through the realm, not a thing was stirring not even a winged elm. The sabers were hung by the night light with care, in hopes that Master Yoda soon will be there.” Join us and celebrate in a galaxy far, far away with this “Star Wars” tree. PREMIUM: A trip for two to the 2016 ESPY Awards Show in Los Angeles for three days and two nights in July of 2016. Package includes: Deluxe three days/two nights for two at the Omni Hotel-California Plaza, two lounge seating tickets to the 2016 ESPY Awards Show, full American breakfast daily, three-day car rental or $150 transfer allowance, expert travel and concierge service and all taxes and service charges. A $3,000 value.

RAFFLE TREES RAFFLE TREE 37 — FOUR SEASONS SPONSOR: State Farm DESIGNER: Hallie Walsh and Katlyn Walsh HELPERS: Pat Whitaker

Living in Washington we are privileged to experience all four seasons. Each lengthwise section of this tree will be capturing the full essence of each season. Starting with winter and ending with fall you will see items that bring the tree to life with items such as snowflakes to garden rakes. With an array of colors that can be described as cool and crisp, dark and rich and pretty pastels topped with an umbrella of weather.


SPONSOR: Northwest Pathologists DESIGNER: Carie Metcalf and Irene Metcalf HELPERS: Lois Bennett and Leah Patton

A long time ago, in a land far away, ladies of leisure quilled to pass the day. Quilling or paper filigree dates back to the 16th century. Skillfully rolled, scrolled, crimped and folded strips of paper made into beautiful ornaments to adorn the tree. The ornaments come from all over the United States and other countries. This tree is sure to capture your heart. Special thanks to the North American Quilling Guild members who contributed to this tree and made a dream come true.


SPONSOR: Westport DESIGNER: Robyn Johnson HELPERS: Corina Johnson, Bob Johnson and Lauren Fanucchi As a little girl I remember lying in bed with my sisters at my grandma’s house on cold winter mornings. Grandma would build the fire in her wood stove and give us a basket of Golden Books, telling us to stay in bed until the house warmed.  To this day, Golden Books are near and dear to my heart.  I have shared this love with my own children and will soon share this tradition with my new granddaughter.

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Even more trees! Four-foot silent auction trees TREE “A” — ONE IN A MINION SPONSOR: Swain’s Family Foundation DESIGNER: Anja Watson HELPERS: William Gorrell

Evolving from single-celled yellow organisms at the dawn of time, Minions live to serve, but find themselves working for a continual series of unsuccessful masters, from Tyrannosaurus rex to Napoleon. Without a master to grovel for, the Minions fall into a deep depression. But one minion, Kevin, has a plan; accompanied by his pals Stuart and Bob, Kevin sets forth to find a new boss for his brethren to follow. Their search leads them to your home for Christmas.


SPONSOR: Sequim Health and Rehabilitation DESIGNER: Sherilyn M.Seyler

From the fantasy world of Candyland this tree is decorated with sweet ornaments including ribbon candy, lollipops, cupcakes and chocolate. It bursts with colors of cotton candy pink, sugarplum purple, blueberry slushy blue and bright lime green with sprinkles of candy apple red and shimmering gold. Garlands of gumdrops and hard candy crisscross the tree spreading sweetness throughout. Finally, the game Candyland is mounted among the branches for some lucky children to discover. Indulge your taste buds!


SPONSOR: Crestwood Health and Rehabilitation. DESIGNER: Iris Ball HELPERS: Lori Seelye and Jan McGee

The candle tree is to honor those with cancer and their families. Iris’ daughter, Vonnie, died of brain cancer, she lost a cousin to brain cancer and her husband, Kenneth, has leukemia and prostate cancer. Unfortunately, Iris passed away this past month.

It seems appropriate we should say God bless you to all the families that are affected. On top of the tree is a LED lantern candle, on the tree itself LED lights, the main colors are red green white and gold. Lori Seelyeand Jan McGee volunteered to do Iris’ tree in her memory.


SPONSOR: Swain’s Family Foundation DESIGNER: Venay Money and Inge Casey

We hope you enjoy this tree as much as we did decorating it. If you are thinking about adopting a furry friend, please check out the animal pictures with the tree. They are all available for adoption. Thank you to the Clallam County Humane Society.

TREE “E” — OWL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS SPONSOR: Lovell’s Chevron DESIGNER: Jennifer Riffle HELPER: Sue Chance

This tree captures the magical essence of a woodland Christmas! Imagine the sights of walking through a fresh snow in the woods...this natural beauty is what we have captured in the decorations on this tree. The tree is covered in a light dusting of snow and adorned with owls of all kinds. In addition to the owls, you’ll find pine cones, seed pods, moss and nests that we hope add to the natural “woodsy” theme of this tree.


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SPONSOR: Swedish Medical Center DESIGNER: Lorene Seelye HELPER: Janet McGee

Covered in blues, silver and white, this tree will make you feel that you are in a winter fairyland. You might never know what you might see as you take a walk through the ice covered forest. Thank you again to my very special mom who is my partner in this adventure. And thank you to my family for letting me take this time to be creative.

TREE “H” — BUCKET OF DREAMS SPONSOR: Lovell’s Roadrunner 76 DESIGNER: Nicole Wilcox HELPER: Crickett Rickenbacher

In the golden years of our lives we here at Laurel Place are still dreaming of things we have yet to do and are remembering the thrill of completing yet one more item on our bucket list. The decorations created for the tree are representative of the vibrant full lives of the residents who live and thrive here at Laurel Place. We are still dreaming…so come peruse our tree to see what is still on our bucket lists.

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HELPERS: Charity VanAusdle, Pat Nebel and Bonnie Nervobig Children’s toys, vintage ornaments and candles adorn this tree, depicting an 1870s old fashioned Christmas. During this era, children’s presents were not wrapped, rather hung on the tree for ornaments. Candles were used for lights, and only lit during the Christmas celebration. Not everyone had a Christmas tree, so most were either in the school or the town hall. A much simpler era portrayed by this vintage tree.


Cute, cuddly and creative: Teddy Bear Tea Trees 1—BUILDING MEMORIES

SPONSOR: Swain’s Family Foundation DESIGNER: Sue Fink HELPERS: Emily Fink and Alyssa Fink With vibrantly colored blocks of all shapes and sizes, winter comes alive in Lego holiday-inspired decorations. From Lego-garlands to beautifully wrapped Lego presents, your family will adore every moment spent with this unique Christmas tree.  After all, who ever said you couldn’t build the perfect Christmas tree?


SPONSOR: Swain’s Family Foundation DESIGNER: Alisha Holland


SPONSOR: Swain’s Family Foundation DESIGNER: Zeller Westabrook HELPERS: Ron Bradshaw, Cynthia Elizabeth Louise Dawson and Cherie Smith If you go out in the woods today, you may want to go in disguise for this is a time that Teddy Bears like to jump out to scare and surprise! Golden jingle bells wreath this Christmas tree’s spire

as soft teddy bears and their stuffed friends (mouse, moose, reindeer and snowman) celebrate among a wealth of salt dough ornaments handcrafted by the late Patricia Bradshaw.

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THE FESTIVAL OF TREES TEDDY BEAR TEA will be held at 10 a.m. and again at noon Friday, Nov. 27, at the Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St. in Port Angeles. This wildly popular event kicks off the weekend and invites children and parents to enjoy live entertainment, holiday refreshments, and visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus. Tickets to the event cost $10 per person.

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The animals have come together The bear, the moose and reindeer To celebrate the eve of a colorful new year! The Northern Lights will be glowing Red, green and blue hues so bright Streaming through the air across the starry night! The party will be starting soon With hats and horns and cheer So join the fun around this tree And to you a Happy “2016” New Year!


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Bright and colorful, this tree will remind you of a New Orleans Mardi Gras. Ornate masks in hot pink, purple, turquoise and green adorn the branches with black, gold and silver mixed in. Its a party in a four-foot tree!

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Port Angeles Exchange Club produces Family Days Breakfast story by MARY RUPPRECHT “All in the Family” — the Festival of Trees event truly connects family with community in which we live. And that connection is especially important during the holiday season. The Port Angeles Exchange Club nurtures that sense of community through its mission to promote the values of freedom and citizenship throughout the year, not just during the holidays. The funds raised during the Family Days events directly assist the Exchange Club in its endeavors. Family Days runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday Nov. 28, and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday Nov. 29. The Port Angeles Exchange Club partners with the Olympic Medical Center Foundation to sponsor the annual public access to the holiday event. “The ideals of Americanism and citizenship come together in the sense of community which is promoted through the Festival of Trees and Family Days events,” said Cookie Kalfur of the Exchange Club of Port Angeles. Last year brought family involvement to a new level as the traditional Senior Breakfast opened its doors to a broader audience and is now the Family Days Breakfast on Saturday morning. Kalfur said that with the Thanksgiving holiday geared toward bringing families together, it only made sense to encourage a multigenerational attendance. Now grandparents can sit next to children and grandchildren for breakfast, all while enjoying the magical setting created by the Festival of Trees event. The whole family can sit at the same table, said Kalfur, and enjoy a great breakfast, and then take in the amazing decorating feats put together by the team of tree designers. All of this while enjoying festive holiday music and entertainment. Tickets for the breakfast are available on pre-sale at the Olympic Medical Center Foundation office, 1015 Georgiana St. in Port Angeles. Tickets cost $13 per adult and $6 for children ages five

to 12, and free for children five years old and younger. There may be limited tickets available at the door. Family Days features a variety of live entertainment both Saturday and Sunday, in addition to the viewing of the trees. The holiday extravaganza features dancers from the Lower Elwha Klallam tribe, the Community Singers and many other local talents. The Port Angeles Exchange Club is a branch of one of the oldest service clubs in America. The Exchange Club dedicates itself to supporting social programs, which aid in preventing child abuse.

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The Exchange Club also participates in patriotic exercises, including placing American flags in public places during holidays and also awarding scholarships. These activities demonstrate the Exchange Club’s main goal to promote family values and patriotism within the community. For more information, or for details about how to join the Port Angeles Exchange Club, phone Kalfur at 360-477-9351. For information on Family Days or the Family Days Breakfast, contact the Olympic Medical Center Foundation office at 360-417-7144.

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Committee members, wreath designers and sponsors COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

Festival Chairperson: Mary Hebert Kitchen and Bar: Shelly Ballas Ticket Sales and Seating: Harbir Bower Tree Tab: Bruce Skinner Teddy Bear Teas: Lindsay Fox and Molly Smith Facilities Operations: Harry Hebert, Chuck Stroeher and crew Gala Restaurants: Steve McCabe Tree Designers: Sherry Phillips Event Creative Director: Kathy Skinner Executive Director: Bruce Skinner

Family Days: Cookie Kalfur Tree Preparation: Rick Smith Employee Party: Julie Black Video: Lisa Hitt, Jody Porter, Sarah Lindquist and John Whitman Lock Box: Pam Cunningham Wreaths: Lori Negus Gala MC: Dr. Josh Jones Foundation Staff: Jeremy Gilchrist Honorary Past Chairs: Jerry Hendricks and Bill Gellor Designer Food: Gail Ralston and Jan Clevenger Greeters: Sandy Sinnes Event Program: Mary Rupprecht


Since 1986, the Olympic Medical Center Foundation has provided more than $1.5 million to the hospital, and endowment funds have produced more than $700,000 in just eight years. This money goes towards state-of-the-art equipment and patient services.


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