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City announces winners of 33rd Annual Holiday Wreath Contest


"Yukie (Eternal Happiness)??? by Marshall K. Fergerstrom

Honolulu -- Mayor Kirk Caldwell today announced the winners of the City and County of Honolulu's 33rd Annual Holiday Wreath Contest at a ceremony held at Honolulu Hale.

The wreath contest is an annual showcase of public talent during the holiday season. The theme for this year's contest is "Kalikimaka Kritters."

Seventy-three wreaths were entered by crafters from all over the island. The submitted entries will be on display in the Lane Gallery at Honolulu Hale for the duration of the Honolulu City Lights celebration, which opens Saturday, December 1 and runs through Tuesday, January 1, 2019.

The Mayor's Holly Award for best-in-show wreath was awarded to Marshall K. Fergerstrom of Honolulu for his wreath titled "Yukie (Eternal Happiness)," which was made from the parts of a piano, including dampers, hammers and black and white keys, and topped with a bow made with music note ribbons.

"Though the piano is no more, the wreath is a reminder of the music that once came from it and the joy of the Christmas season," said Fergerstrom. "Mele Kalikimaka!"

Three commissioners from the Commission on Culture and the Arts served as judges: Ann Asakura, Leighton Liu and Tim Slaughter. Judging was based on craftsmanship, creativity and use of materials. Twenty-six wreaths were entered in the Adult Category, 15 in the Youth Category, and 32 in the Theme Category.

Mayor???s Holly Award

Marshall K. Fergerstrom with "Yukie (Eternal Happiness)"

Adult Wreath Category

1st Place -- U.S. Tennis Association, Hawai‘i Pacific with "Rockin' Around the Tennis Court"

2nd Place -- Rolark-Akaka ‘Ohana with "Circle of Life"

3rd Place -- Kathy Tosh with "Every Now & Then Go a Little Wild"

Judges' Choice -- Iris Fukunaga with "In the Garden"

Judges' Choice -- Ann Miner with "Fabric"

Youth Wreath Category

1st Place -- Seagull School at Ko Olina Classroom 3 with "Kalikimaka Kritters"

2nd Place -- Seagull School at Ko Olina Classroom 7 with "I Spy Hawai‘i Critters"

3rd Place -- Seagull School at Ocean Pointe in ‘Ewa Beach Susan R., Ms. Kim, Ms. Marcela, Ms. Rose, Grandma Luz, and Room 4 Students with "The Many Kritters of Maui"

Judges' Choice -- Girl Scouts of Hawai‘i Troop 967 with "Mālama O Ke Kai"

Judges' Choice -- Adam D. & Angel D. with "2 hours of picking up plastic pieces by hand, Waimānalo Bay"

Theme Wreath Category

1st Place -- Json N with "Too many crabs!"

2nd Place -- Marian Bernal with "'Monsters' in the Monstera"

3rd Place -- Gwynne Inamasu with "Everyone Belongs, Even Kritters"

Judges??? Choice -- Noelle Chun with "I'll Have A Blue Christmas Without You"

Judges' Choice ??? Honolulu Botanical Gardens Tuesday Succulent Volunteers with "Kritters in the Garden"

Honolulu City Lights will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., and will run through January 1, 2019, including the Christmas and New Year's holidays.

For more information, please contact Tory Laitila, Mayor's Office of Culture and the Arts, at (808) 768-MOCA (6622).

Source: City and County of Honolulu News Releaseb

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