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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                           December 7, 2006

Release No. M-134-06

 

WINNERS OF 21st ANNUAL HOLIDAY WREATH CONTEST ANNOUNCED

 

            Bal Patterson’s wreath “Ua Piha Ka Honua I Kona Nani” was named the overall best in show in the City and County of Honolulu’s 21st Annual Holiday Wreath Contest. Patterson will be the recipient of the coveted Mayor’s Holly Award.

            Patterson’s award-winning wreath was selected from 70 entries submitted by island residents and groups on Oahu. It depicts a scene of i‘iwi birds in a forest of ohia lehua trees at Christmas. In addition to the best in show, the winning entries in the contest include:

Adult Wreath Category

            1st Place - Marshall K. Fergerstrom

            2nd Place - Jamie Barut

            3rd Place - Kathy Tosh

            Judges’ Choice - Paddie Eguires

            Judges’ Choice - Larley Nishino

 

Youth Wreath Category

            1st Place - The Early Education Center Class of Manukai Two

            2nd Place - Ahvar Emperado

            3rd Place - R.L. Stevenson Middle School Video Art Computer Tech Class

            Judges’ Choice - Damien Santiago

            Judges’ Choice - Iolani Lower School 1st – 6th Graders

 

Theme Category “Plantation Holiday

            1st Place - Andrew Tang

            2nd Place - Seagull Schools at Kapolei Building 3

            3rd Place - Davina Sanders

            Judges’ Choice - Marian Bernal

            Judges’ Choice - Angie Santiago

 

             “The entries in the wreath contest are very decorative and truly exemplify the Christmas spirit,” said Mayor Mufi Hannemann. “A big mahalo to everyone who took the time to create a wreath and share it during Honolulu City Lights.”

            The theme for this year’s contest is “Plantation Holiday,” in recognition of Hawaii’s plantation heritage. Judging of the wreaths was based on workmanship, creativity and use of materials. All entries will be on display in the Lane Gallery of Honolulu Hale through January 1, 2007.

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Contact:

           

            Tory Laitila, 523-4105

 

Thursday, December 07, 2006

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