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PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR 2009 FESTIVAL OF TREES

The Dyer Library and Saco Museum are pleased to announce the winners of the People’s Choice awards for Visions of Sugar Plums, this year’s Festival of Trees! Now in its fifth year, the Festival of Trees is a community event to benefit the programs of the Dyer Library and Saco Museum. Trees, wreaths and holiday decorations were available for silent bidding through Saturday, December 12, and visitors were also encouraged to vote for their favorites. Though visitors could vote for any tree or wreath, all the winners were 7-foot designer trees. Following please find the list of winners:

GRAND PRIZE
“Peacock in a Christmas Tree”
Sponsored by Carl Goodwin
Decorated by Cynthia Cannan and Gail Caiazzo

First Runner Up
“Sugar Plum Angels”
Sponsored and decorated by Ferry Landing Community

Second Runner Up
“Plum Diversified”
Sponsored by Barry Hobbins
Decorated by Liz Edwards

Third Runner Up
“Fantasia”
Sponsored by Dyer Library and Saco Museum Board of Trustees
Decorated by Pauline Mason

Fourth Runner Up
“Sugar Plum Fairies”
Sponsored by Dennett, Craig & Pate
Decorated by Dennis Desrosiers

Thanks to all the sponsors, designers, and volunteers who participated in this year’s Festival of Trees!

About the Festival of Trees
The Festival of Trees is a community event to benefit the programs of the Dyer Library and Saco Museum. For the first time this year, all the main galleries of the Saco Museum are decorated for the holidays by designers hand-picked by our Festival of Trees Design Committee, and these glorious displays, including a select group of decorated trees, will stay on view and open to the public through New Year’s Eve. Visions of Sugarplums is free and open to the public, thanks to our sponsors, through Thursday, December 31 at 5 p.m.

Extended Hours for Festival of Trees*
Sunday—Wednesday: noon to 5 p.m.
Thursdays and Fridays: noon to 8 p.m.
Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday, November 27: 5 to 7 p.m.
Thursday, December 8: noon to 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 31: noon to 5 p.m.

Closed November 30, December 24, and December 25.

*Admission is FREE throughout the Festival of Trees thanks to the generous sponsorship of local businesses and individuals. For more information call 283-3861, press 2 for the museum, and then press 0.

Happy Holidays!

This year’s Festival of Trees is dedicated to Cathy Breyley, founder of the Festival of Trees, in appreciation for her years of service to the Dyer Library and Saco Museum.