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Carroll County Arts Council announces Festival of Wreaths winners

The Carroll County Arts Council has announced the winners of the annual Festival of Wreaths. The festival, in its 19th year, brought in about $16,600 and featured more than 170 wreaths.

Category winners

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Artistic Excellence Award: "Wonderfully Wooly" by Vivian Daly

Best Kids Creation: "Elfie Selfie" by Girl Scout Troop 93

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Favorite Famed Wreath: "Sparkling Reindeer" by Laura Brown of Studio Laura Lee

Celebrating Nature Award: "Slice of Life" by Sarah Bunch for Stabler Tree and Crane

Spirit of Generosity Award: "Stuffed" by Mackenzie Hicks and Michael Hicks

Spirit of Generosity Award: "Gifts Galore" by the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce

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Most Versatile Award: "Center of Attention" by Marilyn Ebaugh

Most Useful Wreath: "Photo Op" by Nicole Ostrowski

Sweetest Wreath Award: "Jeannie Bread Christmas" by Kristen Davis

Festival of Wreaths returns for another year

Artistic Inspiration Award: "Color My World" by J.V. Porter

Tastiest Award: "Cookie Cutter Cutie" by Holly Ellison

Spirit of Peace Award: "Peace of the Puzzle" by Eldersburg Elementary fourth-grade art class

Fun & Fanciful Award: "Rollin' in the Sweets" by Flo Combs

Best Natural Award: "Oh Christmas Tree" by the Baugher Sisters, Lorraine and Lynn

Cute as a Button Award: "Birdies & Buttons" by Candy Aaron

Decorators Dream Award: "Framed" by Cathy, Bridget, Kathy and Wanda of Carnegie & Co. Hair Design

Year Round Favorite: "Flowers in Frost" by Deanna "Munch" Myers

Pitch Perfect Award: "March for Music" by Sandy Miller of Westminster Municipal Band

Staff Favorite Award: "Deck the Fences" by Thomas Arnold

Glitz & Glamour Award: "Purple Perfection" by Paula Mettala for Westminster Boys & Girls Club

Director's Choice Award: "Safe" by St. Paul's United Church of Christ

Spirit of Love Award: "Angel Kisses" by Manchester Manor Craft Club

Quite a Quilt Award: "Japanese Tribute" by Marilyn Russell

Best Group Effort: "Walk a Mile in their Shoes" by North Carroll Community School

"Fairie Lande," a wreath created by Patricia Branum, won the Favorite Fantasy Award at the Festival of Wreaths.
"Fairie Lande," a wreath created by Patricia Branum, won the Favorite Fantasy Award at the Festival of Wreaths. (DYLAN SLAGLE/STAFF PHOTO / Carroll County Times)

Favorite Fantasy Award: "Fairie Lande" by Patricia Branum

Audience Favorite Awards: "Pretty as a Peacock" by The Arc Carroll County; "Berry Berry Nice" by Becky Stonesifer and West End Place Clients; "Bracing for Snow" by Cathi Schisler of Scott, Pitrone, Sorkin & Jarvis; "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" by Hoover Library at McDaniel College; "St. Nick's Surprise" by Nick Vincent of Nathan's Forge, Ltd.; and "This Cracks Me Up" by Sharon Royer of Custom Wreaths 'n Decor.



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