For immediate release - December 9, 2005
TAVARES — A group of enthusiastic tree trimmers gathered at the Lake County Historical Museum Friday afternoon to hear which community group would be awarded the coveted “best in show” honor for the museum’s Sixth Annual Festival of Trees.
Holiday spirit and hard work paid off for the Lake County Quilters Guild. The group’s tree, which is adorned with homemade quilt patches, was selected by judges as the best in show. First runner-up for best tree in show was Girl Scout Troop No. 459 from Leesburg. Also earning top honors was the Umatilla Garden Club for its wreath and centerpiece.
This year’s festival is the largest ever with 10 trimmed trees and several wreaths and centerpieces sponsored by a host of different organizations and groups.
“I think we’ve had some of the most lovely trees this year and I think you all should be proud,” said Dr. Diane Kamp, Director of Lake County museums.
Visitors are encouraged to see the holiday tree display this Saturday as the museum will open its doors from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The museum will provide light refreshments to visitors.
Other tree trimmers earning recognition at the opening reception for the Festival of Trees are:
- Best Theme — Tavares Palm Garden Club
- Best Use of Natural Materials — Magnolia Garden Club of Eustis
- Most People Participating — Lake County Library System
- Most Intricate Designs — Chain Stitchers Chapter of E.G.A.
- Best Use of Color — Calvary Chapel of Lakes
- Most Expedited — Brush n’ Buddies
- Best Use of Natural Materials (centerpiece category) — Umatilla Garden Club.
For more information about the museum, call Kamp at (352) 343-9600. There is always something new to see and do at the Lake County Historical Museum, located at 317 W. Main St., Tavares.
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