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Stuhr Announces Fantasy of Trees Winners for 2016

A tree marking designed by Boy's Town won the “people’s choice” award during the Fantasy of Trees exhibit at Stuhr Museum.

​​This article ​was posted on theindependent.com on December 17, 2016.

A Christmas tree from the Wednesday Group Angels was named "overall best" in Stuhr Museum's annual Fantasy of Trees display.

A tree from Boy's Town marking the 15th anniversary of 9/11 earned the "people's choice" award.

Other awards went to: AseraCare Hospice, most creative; Hall County Historical Society, most traditional; the Liederkranz, best tree skirt; Islandaire Dance Team and ​Engleman Kindergarten (tie), best tree by children; Diocese of Grand Island Child Protection Office, best use of recycled material; Pirates of Grand Island; Tech Challenge Robotics Team 7-12 Grade, best tree topper; Grand Island Area Habitat for Humanity, best represents ​organization; Girl Scouts, STEAM Ahead, "proud and geeky;" Bockoven family, most unexpected.

Judging the trees were several members of the Grand Island art community. More than 60 trees were entered in the annual exhibit.

The trees will remain on display through Jan. 3 in the Stuhr Building. ​