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Michelle Davies | The Journal Gazette
The upstairs hall of the Embassy Theatre is full of a variety of beautifully decorated trees for the Festival of Trees.

Winners at the Embassy Festival of Trees

Statement as issued by the Embassy Theatre:

Fort Wayne, Ind., Nov. 20, 2012 – Judges of the annual Embassy Theatre Festival of Trees awarded prizes today to tree decorators.

O Baseball Tree, O Baseball Tree, decorated by Young's Greenhouse & Flower Shop, was awarded Best in Show.

Award winners in other categories included:

  • Best Live Tree Design – World of Imagination – Willy Wonka, decorated by Holland Elementary Special Education Preschool, sponsored by Indiana Michigan Power.
  • Best Traditional Theme Design – The Cat in the Hat, decorated by Armstrong Flowers, Sherry Miller, sponsored by Life Care Center of Fort Wayne.
  • Most Creativity – Sugar and Spice, decorated and sponsored by A Party Apart.
  • First Place Artificial Tree Design – A Pot of Christmas Gold, decorated by Asher Agency, sponsored by Embassy Theatre Board of Directors.
  • Second Place Artificial Tree Design – A Tooth Fairy Christmas, decorated by Woodland Designs, Rene Hassett and sponsored by Afdent Dental.
  • Third Place Artificial Tree Design – Imagine A World of Peace, decorated by Katrina Kay and Larry Kay and sponsored Upstate Alliance of REALTORS.

Judges were Jeff Bowman, Babette Record and Katie Hartzog. Prize winners receive a framed Festival of Trees artwork designed by Emily Harmeyer of Asher Agency. People's Choice Awards will be announced when the Embassy Festival of Trees concludes on Nov. 28.

Built in 1928, the historic Embassy Theatre features national productions from the Broadway stage, concerts of all musical formats, cinema, educational programming and a continued commitment to young people. For more information, visit

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