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Saturday, December 07, 2019 2:14 pm

Verbatim: Embassy Theatre announces Festival of Trees winners

Embassy Theatre officials issued the following news release today:

Fort Wayne, Ind. – A record number of patrons to the Embassy Theatre's Festival of Trees, which ended Dec. 4, voted three trees as People's Choice Award winners. This was the 35th year for the festival, which is a signature fundraising event for the nonprofit arts organization.

First Place: Under the Sea, sponsored by BAE Systems and decorated by Gayle Sherman

Second Place: A Christmas Story – “A Pink Nightmare,” sponsored by the Embassy Theatre's Board of Directors and decorated by Asher Agency

Third Place: Sit All Day, Take Flight at Night, Santa's Helpers Merry and Bright!, sponsored by RotoRooter and decorated by Sherry Elward, Jolene Evans, Deb Cottrell, Amy Mason, Lori Handschy and Matt Elward

In addition, eight people were winners at various raffles taking place throughout the festival. The Embassy is a qualified organization with an exempt gaming license #015875. Raffle winners were:

-- TinCaps tree, winning game tickets and tossing a ceremonial first pitch: Randy Squire of Fort Wayne

-- STAR Bank money tree, guessing the amount of money on the decorated tree: Corey Gladin of Fort Wayne

-- Broadway tree, winning four tickets to Cirque Dreams Holidaze on Dec. 17: Gwen Van Order of Auburn

-- HOT 107.9 Taylor Swift tree, winning the decorated tree: Zachary Sorg of Fort Wayne

-- Partners First Federal Credit Union tree, winning the decorated tree: Theresa Dailey of Roanoke

-- Komets tree, winning game tickets and Komets apparel: Jan Bloomfield of Fort Wayne

-- Peg Perego in Santa Land, winning a Peg Perego toy vehicle: Tim Schwartz of Auburn

-- Vera Bradley tree, winning Vera Bradley items: Julie Cox of Fort Wayne


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