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            Mayor Mufi Hannemann announced today (Friday, December 5) that Marshall K. Fergerstrom’s wreath, “Ka Hôkû Â Davida (Star of David),” was named the overall best in show in the City and County of Honolulu’s 23rd Annual Holiday Wreath Contest.


            Fergerstrom will receive the Mayor’s Holly Award and a $200 cash prize.  His wreath was selected from 82 entries submitted by island residents and community groups.  The wreath was created from recycled materials, including parts of a paper shredder, a discarded angel and scrap copper from Fergerstrom’s previous works of art.  The center of the wreath is shaped into the Star of David and is adorned with an angel.


            Other winning entries include:

Adult Wreath Category

1st Place – Marla Kaiwi, Halawa Correctional Industries at Halawa Correctional Facility

2nd Place – Kathy Tosh

3rd Place – Marian Bernal

Judges’ Choice – Jason N

Judges’ Choice – Patti A. Johnson

Youth Wreath Category

1st Place – Papa Aalii, Kawaiahao Church School

2nd Place – Seagull Schools at Kapolei Building 4

3rd PlaceRobert Louis Stevenson Middle School Video Art Computer Technology Class

Judges’ Choice – Hui Kamalii, Kane Grade 4, Halau Lokahi Public Charter School

Judges’ Choice – Connor Walsh, Punahou School

Theme Category “Holiday Heroes”

1st Place – Imelda Lynn Hill

2nd Place – Koolaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club

3rd Place – The Bridge Town Pier Group, The Bridge Church of the Nazarene

Judges’ Choice – L. Hoffenberg & C. Yee, Hanahauoli Elementary School

Judges’ Choice – Maryknoll School Grade 3


            Mayor Hannemann said, “The creativity of Honolulu’s crafters never fails to amaze me.  The joy and meaning of the holiday season are expressed in each entry.  Congratulations to the winners and mahalo to all who took time to create a wreath to share their spirit of aloha during our Honolulu City Lights celebration.”


            The theme for this year’s contest was “Holiday Heroes,” in honor of the many heroes in our lives.  Judging of the wreaths was based on craftsmanship, creativity, and use of materials. The wreaths were judged by members of the City’s Commission on Culture and the Arts.  The wreaths will be on display in the Lane Gallery of Honolulu Hale through January 4, 2009.  The wreath contest display is one of the many culture and arts activities presented by the Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts each year.




Tory Laitila, 768-4105

Dymian Racoma, 768-5288


Friday, December 05, 2008

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