Carroll County Times

Festival of Wreaths raises $15,700 for Carroll Arts Council

The 16th annual Festival of Wreaths at the Carroll Arts Center attracted about 2,500 visitors and a silent auction raised about $15,700 for the Arts Council.

The Arts Center announced the attendance and fundraising results along with the annual events' winners in a news release Wednesday.


More than 150 wreaths were displayed at the Arts Center from Nov. 30 through Dec. 8 and were created by individuals, businesses, and clubs.

They were offered to the pulic in a week-long silent auction and the public's favorites are as follows:


People's Choice Awards

• Pumped for the Holidays - Tevis Energy

• Take Wing - Joyce Valentine

• Music & Memories - Grace Lutheran Church

• Razzle Dazzle Candy Land - Boys & girls Club of Westminster

• Very Vintage - Jeanne Carbaugh

• Herons & Cattails - Nick Vincent

Other entries receiving awards, include:


Spirit of Giving Awards

• Random Acts of Kindness - The McHugh Family

• Superbowl - Manchester Family Medicine

• Goodness Gracious - The Gaddis Family

Artistic Excellence Awards

• It's a Jungle Out There - Melinda Byrd for Byrdcall Studio


• Baby Needs Shoes for Christmas - CC Bureau of Child Support Enforcement

• Home is Where the Heart is - Ashley Davis

• She Sells Sea Shells - Kristen Davis

• Gorgeous Glass Grapes - Nolly Gelsinger

• Duct the Walls - Brooke & Kim Meixsell

• Festive Fibers - Montessori School of Westminster


• Let There be Pies on Earth - Kim Prati

• Land that I Love - Lili Reoli

• Zippidy Doo Dah - Mallory van Fossen

• Petite Picture - Virginia Beamer

• Peacock Pizzazz - Sharon Royer