Greenville, SC (PRWEB) December 30, 2012
In the lobbies of three Greenville hotels, flashes of light and tinsel vie for attention and for design awards in the 26th Anniversary Festival of Trees. With 90 sponsors and 86 designers “putting on the Ritz,” 86 trees graced the Hyatt Regency Downtown, the Hampton Inn & Suites RiverPlace and the Courtyard-Greenville Downtown. Through the donated efforts of local interior decorators, designers and florists along with sponsor employees and local school children, the Festival of Trees is aglow in the gem tones of the season, drawing families and schoolchildren from throughout the Upstate.
A panel of judges from the community had the difficult task of selecting winning trees in four categories: Business, Professional, Organizations and Schools. Awards were based on creativity, unique design and overall presentation of the tree. The “Overall Best Tree” for 2012 was awarded to the Pepsi of Greenville tree designed by Jacqueline Osborne of AAA Locksmiths & Alarm Company. (See the complete list of winners in all design categories, included.)
About the St. Francis Foundation
The St. Francis Foundation is a non-profit 501c3 organization. Its mission is to stimulate and receive charitable gifts, which will benefit the programs and services of Bon Secours St. Francis Health System. The Foundation has a volunteer Board of Trustees which has fiduciary responsibility for the dollars needed. All donations given to the St. Francis Foundation stay in Greenville to benefit the patients and employees of Bon Secours St. Francis Health System. The annual Festival of Trees supports the Mission of Bon Secours to be of “good help” to the poor, sick and dying and to provide quality health care to the indigent, uninsured and underserved in Greenville.
For more information about the St. Francis Foundation or the Festival of Trees, please call 255-1199 or visit http://www.stfrancisfoundation.com.
ST. FRANCIS FOUNDATION 26th ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF TREES • DESIGN WINNERS BY CATEGORY
OVERALL BEST TREE:
Sponsor: Pepsi of Greenville; Designer: AAA Locksmiths & Alarm Co. /Designs by J. Osborne
1st Place Sponsor: Carolina Holdings, Inc.; Designer: AAA Locksmiths & Alarm Co. /Designs by J. Osborne
2nd Place Sponsor: Piedmont Orthopaedics; Designer: AAA Locksmiths & Alarm Co. /Designs by J. Osborne
3rd Place Sponsor: UltraTan; Designer: AAA Locksmiths & Alarm Co. /Designs by J. Osborne
Sponsor: AAA Locksmiths & Alarm Co. /Designs by J. Osborne; Designer: AAA Locksmiths & Alarm Co. /Designs by J. Osborne
1st Place Sponsor: Wal-Mart Foundation; Designer: DSP Designs
2nd Place Sponsor: Wells Fargo; Designer: Expressions Unlimited, Inc.
3rd Place Sponsor: Hyatt Regency, Designer: Dahlia, a Florist
Honorable Mention Sponsor: Hampton Inn & Suites; Designer: Brian Hollifield
1st Place Sponsor: BMW Manufacturing; Designer: St. Francis Nursing Administration
2nd Place Sponsor: Upstate Cardiology; Designer: Greenville County Women’s Farm Bureau
3rd Place Sponsor: St. Francis Federal Credit Union; Designer: Gail Reeves
Honorable Mention Sponsor: Pediatrix Medical Group; Designer: St. Francis Neonatal Care Center
1st place Sponsor: Charter Media; Designer: Simpsonville Methodist Academy
2nd Place Sponsor: Plastic Surgery Associates; Designer: Sew Creative Kids & Teens
3rd Place Sponsor: Ricoh Americas Corporation; Designer: Hunt Meadows Elementary
Honorable Mention Sponsor: The Rushing Foundation; Designer: Bob Jones Academy