KIWA Christmas Tree Contest Winners Announced

Date posted - December 17, 2015

Christmas Tree Contest PromoWE HAVE OUR WINNERS! 

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who participated and sent in photos of your tree! Each of the three winners will receive 2 passes for Risefest 2016, as well as a meet & greet pass for Chris Tomlin and Newsboys.

Winners were notified via email yesterday afternoon and can pick up a voucher for their prize any time here at KIWA.

The contest was such a big success we hope to do it again next year. We had well over 60 submissions, and it was difficult to narrow it down. We discussed it, and thought it would be fun to have different categories if we do it next year.

Now, here are the winners of the contest:

Most Unique – Richard Ludeke

Best Themed – Kody Hansen

Most Colorful – Rae Lynn Schnider


Most Unique - Richard Ludeke

Most Unique – Richard Ludeke

Richard says of his unusual tree “This is a saguaro cactus skeleton from our property in Yuma Arizona. A saguaro must be 200 years old to grow an arm. So this Christmas tree is probably as old as the United States. This has 3 arms, died, then took many, many years in the sun to dry to see the saguaro skeleton. Amazing that it has survived intact! Each year we decorate it with chili pepper lights and a western theme. This Christmas saguaro brings back many happy memories to our family.”


Kody Hansen - Best Theme

Kody Hansen – Best Theme

Kody told KIWA that his Jeff Gordon tree is an evolution of ornaments that he either collected or was gifted over the years. He felt he finally had enough to warrant a tree dedicated solely to the Nascar driver and entered this tree on a whim. He says that he’s very glad that he did!




Most Colorful - Rae Lynn Schnider

Most Colorful – Rae Lynn Schnider

When we spoke to Rae Lynn she told us that her tree contained ornaments that she has received from friends and relatives over the years.





Contest sponsored by Vogel Paint & Glass, wishing you the blessings of Christmas.

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