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2017 Festival of Trees Schedule All events are held at the Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St. in Port Angeles. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24 • Teddy Bear Tea, presented by First Federal, for parents and children, 10 a.m. and noon. $11 per person. • Festival of Trees Gala, presented by Sequim Health and Rehabilitation, 5:30 p.m. Features decorated trees, gourmet buffet and a live and silent auction. $100 per person. • Festival of Trees After Hours, held immediately after the gala (9:30 p.m.) at downtown restaurants and bars, plus live music at several establishments. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25 • Senior Breakfast, presented by The Lodge at Sherwood Village, Fifth Avenue Retirement Center & Sherwood Assisted Living, 8:30 a.m. Includes



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Hendricks beyond influential in festival

Jerry Hendricks chaired the Festival of Trees for 12 years.

The North Olympic Peninsula Festival of Trees has grown to be the largest fundraising event in Port Angeles, and no one made a greater impact on the festival than Jerry Hendricks, who chaired it for 12 years. Hendricks passed away last summer, but not before leaving a mark on all that he touched. In everything he was involved with, Hendricks was always looking ahead, wanting to take any project to the next level. While serving with the Port of Port Angeles from 1967 to 1994, he had a hand in many port projects throughout the year. “A lot of these projects were not necessarily accomplished

when times were good,” said Steve Oliver, a business contact and personal friend of Hendricks for many years. Oliver, who was the port attorney for 40 years and owned a sailing boat with Hendricks, continued, “Those who live on the Peninsula know that the timber industry is extremely cyclical, our economy is cyclical, and he accomplished many projects in good times as well as bad.” Hendricks was the person behind the development of the John Wayne Marina, after the Wayne family gifted the property to the port in 1975. Oliver said that it was because of Hendricks’ leadership, patience

and tenacity that the marina was developed. And did he bring tenacity. “With Jerry, there were never problems, only solutions,” said Foundation Executive Director Bruce Skinner. “The Festival of Trees is a multi-faceted event that always faces challenges, and Jerry got us through all of those and still proceeded to make the event better. Hendricks loved sail-boating and had many incredible adventures, including racing from Victoria to Hawaii multiple times. He also loved to play golf, snow ski and spend numerous hours in his shop “doing projects.” His woodworking skills and

ability to fix anything were amazing. The Festival definitely benefitted from the latter. Whenever the event needed something constructed, Hendricks was there. In 1984, Jerry and Betty (Petit) were married. Both were highly successful in the business world (Betty owned a local pharmacy), but they also gave back to the community. “Jerry was a great man and I knew it, and it makes me happy that everyone else knew it, too,” Betty said. “Throughout this whole thing, the support I have had from friends, family and the community — you couldn’t believe it.”

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New to Festival of Trees: Gingerbread! Gingerbread houses will be prominently displayed for the first time during Family Days, presented by Avamere Olympic Rehabilitation of Sequim, during Festival of Trees, set for Nov. 25-26 at the Vern Burton Community Center, Port Angeles. “Many accomplished designers and businesses have stepped up to create wonderful gingerbread structures,” said OMC Foundation Executive Director Bruce Skinner. The houses will be on display only at Family Days, which will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday. In addition, kids will be able to decorate their own gingerbread houses and have their photos taken with Santa at the event. Family Days also will feature entertainment and many other games for kids. “For those people who want to have their photo taken with Santa and enjoy many types of enter-

tainment for adults and kids, Vern Burton Community Center will be the place to be,” said Festival of Trees chair Mary Hebert. Family Days will be a part of a larger weekend event. The Port Angeles Downtown Association and Festival of Trees Committee have joined forces to present entertainment on a large scale for the Thanksgiving Day Weekend. The combined effort begins Friday morning, with the annual Teddy Bear Tea, presented by First Federal. This wildly popular event will kick off the weekend and will feature parents and children enjoying live entertainment, holiday refreshments and visits from Santa. The Festival of Trees Gala, presented by Sequim Health and Rehabilitation, will feature the auctioning of over 50 Christmas trees and will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday, followed by the firstever “After Hours” Festival of Trees event. This event will be sponsored by

the Downtown Association, and Gala attendees and the public at large are invited to enjoy music of all types at several downtown restaurants and bars starting at 9:30 p.m. They will include Bada NW Coffee Bar, Barhop Brewing, Bar N9NE, Bella Italia, H2O Restaurant (featuring the music of Fat Chance), The Metta Room, Next Door Gastropub and Wine on the Waterfront. “There are many people who come home for the holiday weekend. This will be a great time for many of them to get together downtown and visit with friends that they haven’t seen in a while,” Skinner said. The Senior Breakfast, presented by the Lodge at Sherwood Village, Fifth Avenue Retirement and Sherwood Assisted Living, will be held Saturday at 8:30 a.m. as part of the festival. This will be followed by the Family Days events. On Saturday immediately fol-


Gingerbread House Designers Chestnut Cottage Cobblescone Cottage Patty Dinius & Amy Henry-Natchke Northwest Cabin in the Woods Charity Van Ausdle Tower Bridge of London Charity Van Ausdle Leaning Tower of Pizza Bryanne Stewart Up! Betsy Schulz Captain Joseph House Bada Northwest Northwest Christmas Cabin Grandma’s Sweet Shoppe Skye Heatherton Suzie Van Ausdle Log Cabin Priscilla Lorentzen Christmas in the Suburbs Red Lion Hotel Red Lion Gingerbread Hotel Sheri Lehmann & Whimsical Wonderland Molly Gellor lowing Family Days, the Downtown Association will present several events in downtown Port Angeles. The fourth annual Snowball Drop will feature ping-pong balls

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It will be held in the sunken parking lot on Front Street, between Laurel and Oak streets, next door to Station 51 Taphouse, with the assistance of Port Angeles Fire Department volunteers. The Hometown Holiday Main Show will begin at 3:30 p.m. on Laurel Street, followed by the arrival of Santa and the magical lighting of the Downtown Tree at 5 p.m. “People are amazed by the resurgence of downtown Port Angeles,” Skinner said. “This will be the perfect time for people to witness the transformation of downtown first hand.”

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Money designed trees for 19 years It’s the designers that are the backbone of Festival of Trees, and no one embodied the spirit of the group like Venay Money, who passed away Jan. 21, 2017, after a short fight with gall bladder cancer. Each year, almost 200 people gather in Vern Burton Community Center two days prior to Thanksgiving to begin decorating the over 50 trees that are displayed in the facility, totally transforming it to the holiday wonderland that everyone witnesses each year for three days at Festival of Trees. Money designed trees for 19 years, usually choosing a patriotic theme.

“SHE WANTED EVERYONE TO KNOW HOW PRIVILEGED SHE FELT OF HER TIME WORKING WITH THE VETERANS AND JUST HOW MUCH SHE LOVED EVERY ONE OF THEM.” — VENAY MONEY’S CHILDREN “Venay was passionate about veterans,” said designer Barbara Rickard, who, along with Linda Hickey, is designing a tree in Money’s honor this year. “She volunteered for hours upon hours.” According to her children, Money “held dear ‘her’ veterans.”

She was known as “Big Momma” and worked with Voices for Veterans to help stage their stand-downs. “She wanted everyone to know how privileged she felt of her time working with the veterans and just how much she loved every

one of them,” they said. Money sold ducks for the annual Duck Derby, and it was only fitting that her team name was the “Patriotic Quackers.” For her efforts, she received the Volunteer National Award from the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs and the nation. She also rode in the Auburn Parade as the Non-Veteran Volunteer of the Year. Money moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1942 from South Dakota and never looked back. She was a single parent to six children. >> MONEY, continued on Page 9

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DESIGNER: Shana Scott HELPERS: Carole Kiele, Megan Scott, Brian Scott SPONSOR: Dr. Dirk and Kelly Gouge Although it is the last season for one of America’s favorite home-shows, this tree’s farmhouse style will bring enjoyment beyond the holidays. If you’ve ever been inspired to shiplap a wall, distress furniture or believe that a magnolia is much more than a flower, then this tree is for you. “Silo-brate” the season with charming pieces from Chip and Joanna’s Magnolia Market and an assortment of rustic and handmade pieces you will use throughout the year. Thank you, Magnolia Market and Harp Design. PREMIUM: Enjoy a Red Lion stay and two nights at Hotel Red Lion, plus fine wine. You will receive a night’s stay at the Red Lion in Port Angeles, plus breakfast. In addition, you’ll receive a twonight stay at the newly remodeled Hotel Red Lion in Olympia, also including breakfast. If that’s not enough, you’ll be able to take along a case of Pinot Noir with you. Your case of wine will include (four bottles each): •  Rated 92 points: 2013 Robert Stemmler Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Winside Vineyard •  Rated 90 points: 2014 St. Clement Napa Valley Pinot Noir •  Rated 90 points: 2015 William Cole Casablanca Valley Mirador Selection Pinot Noir Also, includes: •  Vintage dry sink bar, donated by the Scott Family •  Two season passes to the Olympic Cellars Summer Concert Series, donated by Olympic Cellars VALUE: $1,720


DESIGNER: Deb Stoltenberg HELPERS: Jessica Berry RN, Jeff Berry, Teresa Wray, Stu Stoltenberg SPONSOR: Assured Hospice of Clallam and Jefferson Counties and Assured Home Health & Hospice Foundation Nautical, yes! Humorous, yes! Jingle bells, of course! Enjoy watching Santa’s legs move back and forth as he tries to free himself from his bag of goodies. This tree is adorned with a beautiful antique oyster plate, giant bells, fish net, garland and numerous one-of-akind “oysterments,” created from bivalve molluscs (aka oysters) that were created by Oysterments of the Sea. No two are the same. It’s the perfect tree for a home or business. Thank you to Susan Roaf, Dragonfly Cottage, VRBO, The SkinCare Suites Spa and NW Builders. PREMIUM: Win a table at Harvest of Hope Winemaker’s Gala. This event next October is at Sunland in Sequim and will feature award-winning wines and a gourmet dinner prepared by Chef Kathryn Kitts. Proceeds benefit the OMC Cancer Center. Also includes: •  Two-night stay at Dragonfly Cottage Vacation Rental in Port Angeles. Value: $350 •  One-hour massage and a 30-minute steam at SkinCare Suites Spa. Value: $65 •  Several surprise handmade gifts wrapped under the tree. Value: $500 VALUE: $1,350


DESIGNER: Tharen Lowell HELPERS: Bambi Lowell, Lea Watson SPONSOR: Pacific Office Equipment Falalalala... Christmas caroling is one of the biggest highlights of everyone’s Christmas. Red and gold wrap around the tree like a gift. The tree is dressed in all its melodic joy, from the little carolers themselves to the music books we all peruse to find out favorite songs. Relax and sing a song of joy. It’s His birthday, sing to the mountain tops, sing Hallelujah! Thank you, Lea Watson, for stepping up to help me. PREMIUM: Beautiful earrings. You’re going to love this one: two beautiful ½ carat diamond solitaire earrings with seven smaller diamonds on the dangles. VALUE: $1,575

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DESIGNER: Esther Alward HELPERS: Ron Hendricks, Becky Melick SPONSOR: Irwin Dental DESIGNER: Candy Burkhardt Lighthouses watch over the bounty of the seas, while HELPER: Jan Fischer the forests provide their bounty to the world. SPONSOR: Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe This tree is dedicated to Jerry Hendricks, for his love Here’s winter fun at its best, as Olaf entertains Anna and Elsa. This tree will feature many shades of blue and of sailing, traveling, community, family and vast knowledge of the timber industry. green, dark violet and royal purple. Add to that crystalHis dedication to the Festival of Trees from the beginline snowflakes and brilliant blue ornaments, all of which ning was exemplary. will generate a rich shimmer that adds a contemporary PREMIUM: Two incredible items for your group. flow to bring beauty to your holidays. First is “Boys in the Boat.” You can experience with PREMIUM: Enjoy the eighth annual Sonny Sixkiller your family, friends or leadership team rowing in a shell Celebrity Golf Classic. for eight people with coxswain (same format used in the Sponsored by Wilder Auto, the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, Irwin Dental Center and 30 other companies/orga- Olympics), complete with a coach, instruction for firsttimers and a box lunch picnic. nizations, this tournament was a sellout this year. Steve Second is a luxurious yacht. If that’s not enough, on a Emtman, Lincoln Kennedy, Jim Lambright and Bob different day, you’ll also take a fabulous one-day brunch Schloredt are among the celebrities who participate annually. You’re guaranteed a spot in next year’s tourna- cruise on an incredible yacht for 10 people aboard the 92-foot Lakeside super yacht. ment. The package includes: You can tour the bridge, galley and see how the craft •  A foursome with a Husky celebrity on Friday, July 28 •  Four tickets to the Celebrity Golf Classic Dinner at 7 works! Cedars Casino on July 27 VALUE: Priceless, donated by Olympic Peninsula VALUE: $2,400, donated by Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe Rowing Association and Lakeside Industries





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DESIGNER: Bambi Lowell 7 — I’M DREAMING OF A WHITE HELPERS: John Lowell, Devi Scannell CHRISTMAS SPONSOR: First Federal DESIGNER: Priscilla Lorentzen and Rhonda Carrell Deep in the icy, snow-capped Bavarian mountains lies SPONSOR: Lower Elwha Tribe Ludwig ll’s “Fairytale Castle.” Ludwig was quoted as sayI’m dreaming of a white Christmas ing, “The location is one of the most beautiful to be found, Just like the ones we never get holy and unapproachable, a worthy temple ... lofty Where the tree tops glisten, but they are only wet heights, breathing the air of heaven.” Our Christmas tree will bring to you Ludwig was known for his late-night rides in one of his The brisk chill of white and blue lavishly ornate sleighs, as was his desire to be hidden With shimmering glitter and the lights all a glow from the public. Frosted branches that sway and flow Thank you, John, for 20 years of tree designing. You We hope this white Christmas tree brings you the feelhave faithfully been by my side, building, gluing, walking throughout our glittered home or just encouraging me to ing of snow all around keep going and believing in me. I am so thankful. Even if it may be dry and bear on the ground PREMIUM: Enjoy fine foods and items from these PREMIUM: Enjoy a luxurious vacation with this Port Angeles businesses: Seven Feathers Casino stay. •  Next Door Gastropub, $600 You can win a premier resort experience. In addition to •  Athlete’s Choice, $300 in gift certificates a two-night stay with incredible accommodations, you

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DESIGNER: Anja Watson HELPER: Jennifer Baker SPONSOR: D.A. Davidson All I want for Christmas is a robot. Whether this robot is named Robert, Rumba, Alexa or whatever you would like to call it. We sit together At the fire and sing Jingle Bytes and discuss the meaning of the Matrix. We will learn about the meaning of family and friendship while drinking Hot chocolate or lukewarm oil. Nothing will make Christmas better than spending it With family or friends, no matter if you are a robot or not. >> TREES, continued on Page 10

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“She was able to buy two houses as a single woman and made sure to show us that if she could do it, we could do it,” her children said. “Our mom told us when we were growing up that we would give back to those that helped us.” And did she ever give back. The Olympic Peninsula Humane Society, Port Angeles Food Bank, the VFW Auxiliary Post 1024, St. Vincent de Paul and the Olympic Medical Center Foundation all benefitted from her volunteering. When she was being treated for cancer, she told Olympic Medical Center Cancer Center personnel that she helped build it, because she had decorated trees for the Festival of Trees for 18 years. She will be missed by all — veterans, friends, fellow volunteers and children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

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DESIGNER: Hallie Stevens PREMIUM: Win a dream trip to Africa. SPONSOR: Peninsula Daily News This is a trip of a life time, with the This tree was created with the idea in winning bidder experience the Zulu Nyala mind that girls just wanna have fun and Game Reserve in South Africa, one of the richest conservation regions. You’ll see ele- need that occasional girl time. With this tree, premiums include the likes of a limo phants, kudu and more than 400 species ride for six ladies with complimentary of birds. champagne, $200 food voucher and The trip includes: reserved table for six for a Helles Belles •  Six days/six nights luxury accommoconcert, donated by 7 Cedars Casino, plus dations a massage package for two, donated by •  Three meals per day Monica Henry of Olympic Peninsula Mas•  Two daily open game drives in open sage. This is a package any girl could Land Cruisers enjoy! VALUE: $5,950, sponsored by Sequim PREMIUM: Win $4,000 in advertising Health & Rehabilitation in the Peninsula Daily News. Advertise in the largest daily on the 9 — SUPERHEROES North Olympic Peninsula. This package DESIGNER: Suzie Van Ausdle includes $4,000 in free advertising in the SPONSOR: Kitsap Bank Daily News, plus a one-year home delivVillains beware! The superheroes are ery subscription of the paper. here! VALUE: $4,264 Batman, Spiderman, Superman, Wonder Woman and Thor are all just waiting to help you defeat the villains. This tree is 12 — HOMETOWN perfect for the Super Hero in all of us. HEROES PREMIUM: Win a helicopter! DESIGNERS: Robyn Johnson, Corina Tom Carey has provided another play Johnson structure (you saw it when you came in SPONSORS: Irwin Dental, Bruce and the front door!) Perfect for kids and grand- Kathy Skinner kids, it’s a helicopter that’s 20 feet long, 6 We all live amongst heroes. For some, feet wide and 6.25 feet tall. The helicopter they are sons and daughters, husbands blade is 10-foot 7-inches across. The inside and wives. For others they are friends and play area is almost six feet across, and neighbors. These heroes are our first comes with two children sized chairs. responders. They are the selfless men and VALUE: Priceless, donated by Tom and women who run into situations where Phyllis Carey everyone else is running out. We thank all of you for protecting us 10 — MOOEY and keeping us all safe every day. PREMIUM: Enjoy outstanding local CHRISTMAS, AND vino, venue and chef! UDDER THINGS Enjoy four cases of wine from our local DESIGNER: Glenda Cable award-winning wineries: SPONSOR: Port Angeles Hardwood •  Two cases of Confluence II, the offiCows, pigs, sheep, poultry, fruit, veggies, cial wine of the Olympic Medical Center lavender and honeybees join the barns Foundation from Camaraderie and tractors decorating this tree. They • One case each from Olympic Cellars represent our local farms and the bounty and Harbinger Winery. they produce. Several gift certificates are Along with that, you’ll have dinner in included to help bring this bounty to you. an outstanding venue prepared by an outShop local and support your local farmers! standing chef. PREMIUM: You’ll take home 20 Terry and Jill Neske have a beautiful pounds of lamb courtesy of First Love home tucked into the woods, and they also Farm and F-5 Custom Slaughter, plus 50 have an incredible collection of local mempounds of salmon, halibut or tuna from orabilia. You and 25 of your friends or Joe Cammack, fisherman extraordinaire. business associates can enjoy an outstandThe “udder” things include gift certifiing meal here prepared by chef extraordicates, with sincere thanks to: naire Kathy Skinner. •  Dungeness Valley Creamery, $67.50; VALUE: $1,080 Nash’s Produce, $25; Sequim Bee Farm, $15; and Washington Lavender, $25 Donated items: •  Loop N Stitch ornaments, $30; Olympic Onion Farm, $28; and Urnes Honey, $20 VALUE: $1,760, donated by Dick and Glenda Cable and Joe Cammack


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DESIGNERS: Leann McComb and Stevens Middle School students SPONSOR: Laurel Dental It’s time once again for some holiday magic with this delightful winter wonderland tree. This blue, white and silver tree contains an array of handcrafted ornaments. Crocheted snowflakes, icicles and everything Christmas adorn this enchanted vision of fun and loveliness, while princesses and fairies peek between the boughs of this lightly dusted tree. It even comes with a cuddly snowflake blanket, hot chocolate and books to help you cozy up on and icy evening. PREMIUM: The Olympic Peninsula is fortunate to have many exceptional authors. You can win signed books from many of them, as well as the anthology “In the Words of Olympic Peninsula Authors.” Along with that will be a 4-by-8 foot bookshelf to keep them on, as well as a framed painting by Linda Le Kinff, appraised at $1,850, titled “Delicate.” Le Kinff was born in Tibet but has developed her style traveling around the world. The biggest event she has participated in was the 2010 Kentucky Derby, when she became the first French artist of the historic event by creating the official art of the Kentucky Oaks and the Derby. Local authors include Linda Myers, Howard Chadwick, Craig William Andrews, Heidi Hansen, Jayne Nichols and Ruth Marcus. VALUE: $2,650


DESIGNER: Young Johnson SPONSOR: H2O Restaurant This tree celebrates one of the most diverse areas in the world — the Strait of Juan de Fuca. This tree portrays the best of both sides of the Strait, including many exciting premiums. PREMIUM: You’ll be able to experience many Olympic Peninsula and Vancouver Island items, including: •  A two-night stay at the Wickaninnish Inn, voted by Travel and Leisure Magazine as the best hotel on the North American continent •  Two-night stay at Lake Quinault Lodge •  Two nights at Lake Crescent Lodge •  Two nights at the Red Lion in Port Angeles •  A round-trip (including car) on the MV Coho >> TREES, continued on Page 11

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DESIGNER: April Sewell SPONSOR: Park View Villas “If you want to view paradise, simply look around and view it.” Those wise words came from Willy Wonka himself, along with it many other famous quotes that you will truly recognize as you circle this tree. From the vivid colors to the wackiest of adventures, this Willy Wonka tree will definitely bring the most scrumpdillyumptious Christmas ever to be! PREMIUM: Experience Safeco Field like never before with Diamond Club seats. This package includes: •  Four prime seats in the first eight rows behind home plate •  Four VIP parking passes in the parking structure on Edgar Martinez Way •  Private, climate-controlled lounge with all-inclusive gourmet buffet and open bar •  Complimentary in-seat food and beverage services throughout the game •  Unparalleled view of the game from the best seats in the house VALUE: $1,000, donated by Patrick Crumb of Root Sports


DESIGNER: Janelle Seelye SPONSOR: Wilder Auto There are only two places in the world where we can live happy: at home and in Paris, according to Ernest Hemingway. “A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty and points in life,” said Thomas Jefferson. I want to give a special thank you to my mom for always working the festival with me and to Wilder Auto for being such an awesome sponsor. PREMIUM: Four cases of Confluence II Wine. Camaraderie Cellars, which has won many gold medals in competition and scored over 90 points on several vintages, is the creator of the official wine of the Olympic Medical Center Foundation. “We aim to make world-class wines from world-class grapes, and the only consistent way to determine whether we are

DESIGNERS: Barbara Rickard, Linda Hickey HELPER: Brian Gossett SPONSOR: Avamere Olympic Rehabilitation of Sequim Up on the Rooftop reflects trees and memories from our childhood. We celebrate the ’40s and ’50s with vintage ornaments, bubble lights and multi-colored twinkling lights. This tree conjures up the warmth of the season, thoughts of the past and possibilities of the future. Many of our vintage ornaments come from Europe and let us celebrate the charm of their cultures, the colors of their lives and the workmanship of their craftsmen. This tree was the inspiration of and is in honor of Venay Money (1941-2017), a tree designer for 19 years. PREMIUM: Win beverages for a year. Here’s a wide variety of beverages for you to enjoy throughout the year, including: •  One case of Camaraderie Cellars Merlot •  Two cases of Camaraderie Confluence •  Once case of Olympic Cellars Dungeness Red •  Six cases of Bedford’s Soda •  Three cases of Pike Kilt Lifter •  Three cases of Scuttlebutt Hoptopia IPA •  Two cases of Backwoods Brewery Copperline Amber •  One case of Finnriver Pear Dier •  One case of Finnriver Black Current Cider VALUE: $1,800, donated by Joe Gladfelter of Olympic Distributing


DESIGNER: Stephanie Casillas SPONSOR: Sequim Health and Rehabilitation This tree is decorated in “estilo mexicana” (Mexican style) with vibrant use of color. Flowers, corn-husk dolls and other native arts and crafts are reflected in the ornaments and decorations. The tree skirt is a traditional dance skirt with flounces using beautiful native textiles. The ornaments include whimsical tacos, skulls, guitars and other items that reflect our

neighbor to the south. PREMIUM: Enjoy Italy’s Tuscany in a private casa for up to four people. Spend seven nights in a Tuscan casa, great for two couples or a family. The casa are located in the ancient hill town of Manciano, with its Sienese-styled fortress. Explore the winding streets of ancient villages, wineries of the famous Chianti wines, legendary olive orchards and the incomparable Tuscan cuisine. Your casa will feature two bedrooms with views of the rolling countryside, gardens and the Tuscan hillside. Sponsored by Crestwood Health & Rehabilitation VALUE: $4,600

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DESIGNER: Damaris Rodriguez SPONSOR: Jim’s Pharmacy “Moana” is the story of a Polynesian chief’s daughter as she embarks on an adventure sailing the South Pacific in search of the demigod Maui to help her return the heart of Te Fiti to save her people. Enjoy the beauty of the South Pacific with the colors of the sea, sand and coral. You can escape if only for a few hours while watching this wonderful Disney movie with your family and enjoying the beauty of the tree. PREMIUM: Bali for eight days and seven nights at Jepun Bali Villas for two. Nestled on the eastern hillside of Bali, Jepun Bali Villas are the perfect Indonesian retreat, with their spectacular views of the Indian Ocean. As you explore the waters of Bali on your Scuba dive lesson, you’ll see the exquisite varieties of underwater life; or let the soothing sounds of the ocean waves crashing lull you to a place of relaxation during your Balinese massages. A special Balinese dinner is an essential aspect of any vacation in Bali. Villa Jepun is maintained by your own Balinese staff of seven, and they will ensure that your stay is perfect. All the artifacts, hand-carved statues, and artwork around the villas have been handpicked to reflect the Balinese style of living. The koi ponds, waterfalls and gardens around the villas are also incredible and boast many species of tropical flowers and trees. Your trip for two includes: •  Eight days/seven nights accommodations at Jepun Bali Villas •  Daily complimentary breakfast •  Welcome drinks upon arrival •  (2) Scuba dive lessons •  (2) 1-hour Balinese massages •  A poolside Balinese dinner

November 2017 11 •  Round trip airport transfers •  Complimentary driver for local travel Sponsored by Westport Yachts. VALUE: $3,500


DESIGNER: Sherry Phillips HELPER: “Reliable” Bob SPONSORS: Lodge at Sherwood Village, Fifth Avenue Retirement Center & Sherwood Assisted Living A tip of the hat to all of the “jingles” we celebrate at Christmas. Whether it is the written “jingle,”’ as in Jingle Bells, the resounding “jangles” of Santa’s sleigh and his reindeer, the ring of your door bell as you welcome your family and guests or the jingle in your purse, we all experience the sounds of Christmas. This tree represents the “jingles,” colors and fun of this special season. PREMIUM: Dreams do come true with a trip for two adults and two children to Orlando, Fla., for four days and three nights. Stay at the Residence Inn Orlando at SeaWorld in a suite. Three-day My Way tickets to Disney World and tickets to SeaWorld are included. This is a spectacular vacation for the whole family! Includes admission to Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney-MGM Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom and SeaWorld Orlando. Sponsored by Cerium Networks. VALUE: $3,600


DESIGNER: Holly Rockwell-Irwin SPONSOR: Key Bank Trekking through the woods, with the Olympic Mountains behind us and the Strait of Juan de Fuca ahead, this tree is a blend of colors: greens, browns, blues and white. A brilliant day with the cold fresh air blowing — keep your eyes open to the wonders of this beautiful natural world. PREMIUM: A “moveable feast” in downtown Port Angeles. Your party of eight can travel to four downtown restaurants by foot for this item: •  Start at Bella Italia and enjoy salad •  From there, move on to H2O for entrée No. 1 •  Next is entrée No. 2 at the Crabhouse Restaurant •  Finish the evening off with dessert at Next Door Gastropub Wine is also included, and each participant will take home three bottles of Confluence, the official wine of the Olympic Medical Center Foundation, created by Camaraderie Cellars. VALUE: $1,700 >> TREES, continued on Page 12


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DESIGNER: Kari Chance HELPER: Rich Boyd SPONSOR: Interfor These festive little guys are ready to celebrate Christmas in our woodland wonderland. Artisan-carved gnomes, ceramic garden figurines, a hand-painted sled and one-of-a-kind twig wheelbarrow will bring out your holiday spirit in true northwest style. PREMIUM: Two 98-pointers from Italy and other outstanding wines from around the world. Take home 16 bottles of red and two cases of white (four bottles of each varietal). Here’s an opportunity to start or add to your wine cellar. •  Rated 98 points: 2015 Uvario La Loggia Super Tuscan from Italy •  Rated 98 points: Masca del Tacco Lu’Li Appassimento Rosso Passito Puglia IGT •  Rated 91 points: 2014 Bodega Monte Quieto 3 Mendoza Malbec from Argentina •  Rated 90 points: 2014 Sullivan Rutherford Napa

Valley Heart of the Vineyard Also white wines: Two cases (four bottles each) of some of our favorites: •  2015 Cornerstone White Label Willamette Chardonnay from Oregon •  2016 Guillaume Baptiste La Parenthese Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire Valley in France •  Rated 92 points: 2014 Curlew Napa Valley Chardonnay from California •  Rated 95 points: 2015 Nativ Fiano di Avellion from Italy •  2016 Vandori Prosecco from Italy VALUE: $1,752


DESIGNER: Kristy Traband SPONSOR: Port Angeles Power Equipment If you must work hard, it only seems right that you play hard, too. Browns, oranges, reds and hints of lime green accent the beauty of the outdoors with a pop of fun! Along with the tree are items to keep you comfortable while you work and play. When you have the right equipment work and play can be one and the same.

PREMIUM: There will be many items on or about the tree, including a Kawasaki youth ATV and appropriate safety gear, and a Stihl MS 170 Chainsaw. VALUE: $3500, donated by Port Angeles Power Equipment


DESIGNER: Lori Seelye SPONSOR: Kathleen Graf This is not your typical snowman; this snowman is rustic, outdoorsy, loves log cabins (he likes to keep watch over them) and loves his flannel! Even though he is made if snow, he will warm your heart. Special thanks again to our very special sponsor, Kathleen Graf, for always believing in us. PREMIUM: Leonetti and Woodward Canyon, two of the best in the Northwest. Gary Figgins and Rick Small are best of friends. They also produce arguably the best wine in Washington state — the extremely difficult to obtain Leonetti and Woodward Canyon, respectively. >> TREES, continued on Page 13


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DESIGNERS: Kathy Skinner, Pat Elmer SPONSOR: Merrill and Ring A nostalgic look of how things got from the farm to table, inspired by great food in the kitchen, farm-raised products and the spirit of the community. PREMIUM: Country music’s biggest night! Win a trip for two to the 52nd annual County Music Awards in Nashville, Tenn., for three days and two nights in November 2018. The CMAs represent the pinnacle of achievement in the country music industry. Complete with performances and special hosts, the best way to see the CMA awards is live!

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DESIGNER: Stephanie Casillas SPONSOR: State Farm The Star Wars experience in its many expressions is dramatized on this tree. The many fascinating heroes and villains of that universe are represented by action figures, books, puzzles, toys and T-shirts. The decorations convey the huge array of planets, the vastness of the stars and the awesomeness of travel in that incredible world. PREMIUM: An elegant VIP table for eight at the 2018 Festival of Trees.

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DESIGNER: Sherilyn Seyler SPONSOR: Olympic Distributing Treasures are valuable things that people cherish and often store or retain. This tree, “Treasures from the Sea,” includes small treasure chests full of precious things. The chests are hidden among the branches while ocean animals guard the hiding places. Christmas time is a special time when people like to share their treasures. So, be courageous and make a bid on a tree which might contain an item that will become a treasure for you to share. PREMIUM: Pig roast! Enjoy an awesome pig roast (it takes 24 hours to roast a whole pig) with all of the fixings for up to 25 people at the place of our choosing. >> TREES, continued on Page 14

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DESIGNER: Kelly Serrianne HELPERS: Jonathan Whitehead, Jenna Slowey SPONSOR: Crestwood Health and Rehabilitation Do you believe in the magic of Christmas? The North Pole? Santa? The magical glisten when the snow blankets the quiet ground? The spirit of the Christmas season is all around, from the beautiful colors of Christmas to glimmering poinsettias; to the jingles of Santa’s sleigh bells and the roar from the Polar Express. Remember, anything is possible if you just believe. PREMIUM: Pearl and diamond earrings. Two pearl earrings and a pearl ring, each piece encrusted with 18 diamonds on each piece. Appraised value: $1,344 Also includes: •  You won’t believe your own strength with six per-

sonal training sessions, donated by the recently voted 2017 Best of the Peninsula personal trainer Marnae Flores. Valued at $250. •  Six-month Fitness West gym membership donated by Troy. Valued at $300. •  You won’t believe your own talent that will emerge during a private painting party for five, where you will create your own masterpiece with friends, an expert instructor and wine. Donated by Debbie Stoltenberg at Paint Between the Wines. Valued at $150. •  Framed and Hand painted “Snowman Believe” canvas, donated by Debbie Stoltenberg. Valued at: $ 35 •  “All Things Are Possible If You Believe” wooden decor. Valued at $100. •  “Polar Express” gift set with DVD, hardcover book and souvenir bell. Valued at $50. VALUE: $2,444


DESIGNER: Sue Chance HELPERS: Jen Riffle SPONSOR: Platt Irwin Law Firm This tree represents a life that many of us would envy.

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From raising woolly lambs, cackling hens, crowing roosters and snorting pigs, to working in and exploring big red barns and driving tractors. Life on the farm offers a true richness to all who are blessed to experience it. The burlap ornaments and bows, pictures of farm animals, milk cans and a rustic windmill as a tree topper come together beautifully to reflect the feel of “Christmas on the Farm.” PREMIUM: Victorian Christmas II by Thomas Kinkade. Kinkade is widely regarded as the foremost living painter of light. Every subject he paints is infused with an extraordinary “Kinkade Glow,” which has contributed to his enormous popularity as an internally published artist. So great is Kinkade’s popularity that a major collectibles magazine declared the ’90s the “Kinkade Decade,” and original paintings by this master are sold a prices reaching into six-figure sums. Victorian Christmas II is a limited edition lithograph published in 1993. It comes with Certificate of Limitation and Authenticity. VALUE: $2,698 >> TREES, continued on Page 15

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DESIGNER: Molly Smith SPONSOR: Gellor Insurance Enjoy even more sparkle and enchantment of this Christmas season. Let your imagination run wild with the unicorns as the magic and spirit of the holiday flow throughout, reminding us all to never lose sight of the child inside. PREMIUM: Huskies vs. Auburn in Atlanta next September. Travel to Atlanta and Mercedes Benz Stadium for this neutral field contest Saturday, Sept. 1. The package includes: •  Three nights at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta Midtown •  Two tickets to the game •  Welcome cocktail event •  MARTA Transit Pass (four days) •  Pre-game warm-up party •  Game-day transportation and parking •  Access to tour options in and around Atlanta VALUE: $1,870


DESIGNER: Cindy Teitzel SPONSOR: Sound Community Bank Take a walk in this garden and observe the art. This tree will enchant you with sculptures, garden takes and festive greenery. The live plant wall will take you back to summertime. Feel the warmth with bright colors and bright lights. Gaze into the glass baubles, and don’t forget to look for the flying pig. PREMIUM: An elegant VIP table for eight at the 2018 Festival of Trees. Win a VIP table at next year’s Festival of Trees 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. VALUE: $1,000


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November 2017 15 SPONSOR: Northwest Pathologists This year’s Christmas tree will be made out of chain, designed to be taken apart for easy storage. The theme is rustic/industrial with a hint of steam punk. The ornaments will be vintage hand tools. PREMIUM: Spend a December weekend next year in Seattle. First, lodging for 2-3 nights (your choice) at a fabulous two-bedroom Mercer Island condominium, great for a family of four or two couples. You can do your Christmas shopping (condo is 7 minutes from downtown Seattle or Bellevue). Also, enjoy four tickets to the Nutcracker Ballet. VALUE: $1,100, donated by Mike and Carrie Wait


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DESIGNERS: Franklin Elementary School MAC Program (Multi-Age Community) students, grades 1-5; Claire Rausch, second grade teacher at Franklin; Betsy Reed Schultz, Captain Joseph House Foundation.

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HELPERS: Justine Groff, Rachel Hardies, Amy McIntyre SPONSOR: Captain Joseph House Foundation Travel back to a time of peace and simplicity to celebrate American tradition in the country. Hand-crafted ornaments — lovingly stitched and sewn, cut and sanded, painted and laced together by young hands and big hearts — create a truly American centerpiece. Support the mission of the Captain Joseph House as you rekindle the time-honored family tradition of togetherness during the Christmas season. Thank You to Sue Chance, Jeremy Gilchrist and Bruce Skinner. PREMIUM: Enjoy dinner for eight at Captain Joseph House. Enjoy dinner for eight at Captain Joseph House, Friday or Saturday evening, July-December 2018, mutually arranged between the highest bidder and Betsy Schultz. Also with this tree are a framed Warren Kimble “American Folk Art,” a folk art bench, wood wall sign with “God Bless America,” patriotic quilt in honor of first responders, red wood lantern, American tray and an

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DESIGNER: Bryanne Stewart HELPER: Kristine Clawson SPONSOR: J&J Construction Loved by both young and young-at-heart, this tree is covered in characters from the movie favorite Cars. There also are fun colorful street signs, racing flags, traffic cones and a street light topper. Who needs garland when you have a race track wrapped throughout the Christmas tree. Hope you get lost with enjoyment in this Cars movie inspired tree. PREMIUM: Wine and a night’s stay at The Resort at Port Ludlow. Enjoy a night’s stay at The Resort at Port Ludlow, which is tucked away on a magnificent bay. You also will receive golf and kayaking for two. If that’s not enough, enjoy eight bottles of some of the best wine in the world with this tree, including: >> TREES, continued on Page 17


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DESIGNER: Megan Scott HELPERS: Tom Biss, Shana Scott, Brian Scott SPONSOR: Sunset Do It Best 1 cup Gratitude 1½ cup Tradition 2 cups Magic 1 tablespoon Joy 3 cups Family ½ teaspoon Laughter ½ teaspoon Cheer In large bowl, combine family, laughter and cheer. In separate large bowl, mix gratitude and tradition until blended, then sift in magic and joy and blend with family until smooth. Bake in a preheated oven for 15 minutes and you’ll have a recipe for a perfect Christmas. Seasons eating and a very Culinary Christmas to all! PREMIUM: Enjoy a fabulous trip to Hawaii to the island of your choice! Kauai, Maui, Oahu and the Big Island are beckoning you. The trip includes: •  Airfare for two from Seattle •  Four nights lodging Also includes: •  A wine basket, sponsored by Kelly Weber Johnson of Windermere, valued at $100 •  A dine basket, sponsored by Rocha



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DESIGNER: Susan Pichotta HELPERS: Laila Arnorsdottir, Gillian Elofson SPONSOR: Applebee’s Christmas time means crime time, but these comic heroes will save you! From DC Comics to Marvel Studios, we have plenty of comic heroes to protect your Christmas. Children of all ages will enjoy ornaments of comic hero figurines, toys and handmade “nerdifacts.” Under the tree are heroic movies, games and clothing. See if you can find your favorites, including Captain America, Iron Man, Wonder Woman, Batman, Superman, Super Girl, Spiderman, Arrow, Flash, Thor, Star-Lord, Rocket and more.

DESIGNER: Esther Alward HELPERS: Ron Hendricks, Becky Melick, Sid Gerling SPONSOR: Healthecareers Stroll through a forest into a hidden village. Look for the transport station and let your imagination travel to see the church and houses with children and adults looking for the surprises inside the boxes. Ninjas through Find the “Rest Station” with Santa Donatello is a fellow, has a way with inside reading the catalog. Does it remind machines you of years past? Raphael has the most attitude on the A big thank you to Sid Gerling for mak- team ing the “Rest Station.” Michelangelo, he’s one of a kind, And you know just where to find him it’s party time 42 — TEENAGE MUTANT when Master Splinter taught them every sinNINJA TURTLES gle skill they need DESIGNER: Ashlee Seelye To be one lean, mean, green incredible SPONSOR: Coates Design team Leonardo’s the leader in blue, >> TREES, continued on Page 18 Does anything it takes to get his

40 — CHRISTMAS MELODIES MADE SWEET DESIGNER: Jessica Petersen SPONSOR: Radia Everyone loves music! This tree is covered in the beautiful, earthy colors of musical instruments, instrument ornaments and more.

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DESIGNER: Marcia Logan HELPER: Pat Graham SPONSOR: Westport A — ON DASHER, ON Who doesn’t love those little red and DANCER ... black polka-dotted beetles? Around the DESIGNER: Katie Rudd world, they are a symbol of good luck. In SPONSOR: MAS Architecture The Netherlands, they are called  Featuring those eight reindeer that dash Santa around the globe in one night, lieveheersbeestje, meaning “little animal of our Good Lord.” This little tree is filled this tree is full of those special creatures with those special bugs in many different in the starry sky. Forest greens, whites and touches of silver and gold complement sizes, plus a variety of toys. It will bring a smile to anyone! a variety of reindeer ornaments.  


DESIGNER: Janelle Seelye SPONSOR: Carolyn Pendergast Have a holly, jolly Christmas, and in


DESIGNER: Lori Seelye SPONSOR: Sequim Health and Rehabilitation This tree will make you feel like you are


DESIGNER: Suzie VanAusdle SPONSOR: Crestwood Health and Rehabilitation Have a “Sweet Treat Christmas” with this tree full of Tweety Bird and artificial candies. Tweety Bird is on the tree in several sizes and in several different costumes. Make your Christmas sweeter and tweeter with this “Sweet Treat Christmas Tree.”


DESIGNER: Barbara Rickard SPONSOR: State Farm This tree is a celebration of animals, with animal ornaments and lots of goodies for animals. Also, there will be a current list of available animals for adoption from the Clallam County Humane Society and Peninsula Friends of Animals.

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DESIGNER: Charity VanAusdle SPONSOR: Cerium Networks This tree is designed to remind us that the darkness of winter is just around the corner. It is complete with origami ornaments, paper lanterns and plenty of festive flair. Light up your holiday season with this tree.

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DESIGNER: Kristen Muckley SPONSOR: Necessities and Temptations This tree features an ombré of blue/turquoise to white/silver in the middle, down to all sorts of purples, with many assorted ornaments in blue/purple and white/silver.


DESIGNER: Sue Fink SPONSOR: Swain’s Family Foundation My little ponies dance and twirl Bringing joy to boys and girls They are wonderfully magical, as you know Wearing all the colors of the rainbow


DESIGNER: Sue Fink SPONSOR: Friends of Robb Linkletter Emojis are funny faces with smiles, frowns, winks and grins.


DESIGNERS: Leann McComb and Stevens Middle School Students SPONSOR: Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe The weather outside maybe frightful, but this tree is so delightful! This beautiful silver, white and blue tree is adorned with snowmen and other delightful items to remind you of the frosty winter season. This tree will be auctioned off at Family Days.





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Committee members, wreath designers & sponsors 2017 FESTIVAL OF TREES COMMITTEE Event-Festival Chair: Mary Hebert Event Festival Assistant Chair: Rick Smith Tree Designers: Sherry Phillips Decoration Committee: Karry McGuire, Holly Irwin Senior Breakfast Committee: Cookie Kalfur, Victoria Jones, Port Angeles Senior & Community Center Family Days: Victoria Jones, Cookie Kalfur, Bill Whitten, Lindsay Fox Wreaths & Silent Auction: Kari Chance, Katie

Rudd, Holly Irwin Tree Procurement: Rick Smith Ticket Sales: Harbir Bower Teddy Bear Tea: Staci Politika, Kyla Seddon Kitchen: Shelly Ballas, Teresa MacDonald Facilities: Harry Hebert, Chuck Stroeher, John Fox, Scott Schwagler Gala Food: Next Door Gastropub Lock Box: Leslie English Video: Patric McInnis Master of Ceremonies: Dr. Joshua Jones Honorary Past Event Chair: Bill Gellor

Designer Food: Gail Ralston, Jan Clevenger Greeters: Sandy Sinnes Sound: Duane Wolfe, Mike Pace Executive Director: Bruce Skinner Director of Finance & Events: Jeremy Gilchrist

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