‘Jungle Book,’ ‘Elf’ among winning themes in Festival of Trees

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Staff report

“The Jungle Book” won the People’s Choice Award in this year’s Festival of Trees, held in early December at the F&M Trolley Barn.

The tree was decorated by members of SOAR and sponsored by Signature Weight Loss and Wellness.

The Arc of Rowan organizes the annual Festival of Trees. The free event is one of the main fundraisers for the Arc, which supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

Local businesses, civic organizations and individuals sponsor a tree. The tree sponsor can either decorate the tree or request someone else decorate it. After being on display for the event, the trees were delivered to area businesses and organizations.

Below are the winners:

People’s Choice Award – Sponsor:  Signature Weight Loss & Wellness. Decorator: SOAR. Theme:  “The Jungle Book.”

Second place – Sponsor: Moose Pharmacy.  Decorator:  Salisbury/Rowan Senior Games & SilverArts.  Theme: Courage, Strength & Commitment.

Third place – Sponsor:  Joe Stirewalt.  Decorator: Machelle Frick & Kim Hardiman. Theme: It’s A “Wood”er ful Christmas.

Fourth place – Sponsor: Cindy Baubach MA, LPC.  Decorator:  Piedmont Players. Theme:  “Elf.”

Best Traditional Tree —  Sponsor – Joe Stirewalt. Decorator: Machelle Frick & Kim Hardiman. Theme:  It’s A “Wood” er ful Christmas.

Best Non-Traditional Tree —  Sponsor:  Medicine Shoppe.  Decorator:  Salisbury High Leadership Club. Theme:  Troll Tree.

Best Children’s Themed Tree —  Sponsor:  Salisbury Pediatric Associates.  Decorator:  Salisbury Pediatric Associates. Theme:  Swimming Around The Christmas Tree.

Tree that Represents Spirit of Giving — Sponsor:  Friends of The Arc.  Decorator:  Delta Sigma Theta. Theme:  What Child is This?

Best Under the Tree Display —  Sponsor:  Harrison RV, LLC.  Decorator: Harrison RV, LLC.  Theme:  “All Things RV.”

Best Artistic Expression —  Sponsor:  Signature Weight Loss & Wellness.  Decorator:  SOAR.  Theme:  “The Jungle Book.”

Best Handmade Ornaments —  Sponsor: Salisbury Academy.  Decorator:  Salisbury Academy. Theme:  “A Noteworthy Christmas.”