DECEMBERFEST

Westfield on Weekends (WOW) has announced the winners for its third annual Tree Jubilee.

Westfield on Weekends (WOW) has announced the winners of its third annual Tree Jubilee.   This year’s edition which was held at Roots Athletic Center featured thirty-one trees and wreaths, donated and decorated by area individuals, businesses and organizations. The jubilee hosted an online raffle for the trees and wreaths and their additional prizes accompanying them proved very successful.

“This year we had to reimagine the Tree Jubilee given the pandemic and we have been very pleased with the outcome,” Jubilee Chairperson Lisa Sunderland Burns said. “The space at Roots afforded us a great new location and I think hundreds of folks, who did not have a chance to attend it before, got to see it safely and responsibly.”

“Our virtual component also allowed folks who could not attend in person to see the trees and participate in the raffle, the  proceeds of which will be used to continue such popular WOW community events as DecemberFest, PumpkinFest or MusicFest concerts,” Burns continued.

The winners have been contacted and they may pick up their tree on Saturday, December 12 between 10am and 2pm. Should they have difficulty on that day or need to make other arrangements that may contact WOW at westfieldonweekendsinc@gmail.com or 413-579-5967.

“WOW is grateful to the many businesses, organizations, individuals, who donated trees and wreaths and helped to make Tree Jubilee 2020 possible and to those that participated in the raffle,” Burns said. “How fortunate we are to have such a generous and active community.”

Here is the list of winners, along with the trees and wreaths that they won and their donors:

TREES:

 

#1.  “Graceful Green and Gold Tree”

Donated by Marion Kraus and Barbara Wojick

WON by Thomas Galanis

 

#2.  “School Days Tree”

Donated by Columbia Manufacturing Company

WON by Chad Erikson

 

#3.   “WOW! It’s DecemberFest! Tree”

Donated by Westfield on Weekends (WOW)

WON by Andrew Shaw

 

#4. “Snowy Owls Tree”

 Donated by Firtion-Adams Funeral Services

WON by Victoria Gurley

 

#5.  “Rainbow of Colors Tree”

Donated by Boys & Girls Club of Greater Westfield

WON by Judith Williams

 

#6. “Joy to the World Tree”

 Donated by St. John’s Lutheran Church WinGs

WON by Rhonda Partyka

 

#7. “All American Tree”

Donated by Kiwanis of Westfield

WON by Alex Khatchadourian

#8.  “Penguins in the Snow Tree”

Donated by Peoples Bank, Westfield Office

WON by Gina Onyski

 

#9. “Chocolate Lover’s Tree”

Donated by Shortstop Bar & Grill

WON by Sarah Bedard

 

#10. “Kevin’s Angel Tree”  

Donated by The Sullivan Family

WON by Jennifer Battles

 

#11.  “The Pencil Tree”

Donated by Columbia Manufacturing Company

WON by Linda Lajoie

 

#12. “Silver Sparkle Tree”

Donated by City Councilor Mike Burns and Lisa Sunderland Burns

WON by Jason Polonsky

 

 #13.  “Buffalo Plaid Tree”

Donated by Wagner Rug & Flooring
WON by Dawn Chartier

 

#14.   “Bright Blue Tree”

Donated by Roots Aquatic & Fitness Center

WON by Steve Aldrich

 

#15.  “Holly in the Winter Tree”

Donated by Westfield Firefighter’s Association Local #1111

WON by Heather Witalisz

 

#16. “Blue and White Elegance Tree”

Donated by Savage Arms

WON by Korey Bruno

 

#17.  “A Wine Lovers Tree”

Donated by Bob Plasse, James Homan, and Ken Stomski (of KS Solutions)

WON by Kim Fuller

 

#18 “Westfield for the Winter Tree”

Donated by Reminder Publishing

WON by Meghan Wert

 

#19 “A Tree for the Times”

Donated by Paul & Lesley Sporbert

WON by Kimberly Monczka

 

WREATHS:

 

#20 “A Kitten at Christmas” Wreath

Donated by the Westfield Homeless Cat Protect (WHCP)

WON by Bryan McBride

 

#21 “Woodland Warmth Wreath”

Donated by Westfield Gas + Electric

 WON by Jen Wahlund

 

#22 “Firefighters’ Wreath”

Donated by Cannabis Connection

WON by Denise Pereira

 

#23 “Bikes are Everywhere Tree”

Donated by COBB of River Valley

WON by Emily Paulsen

 

#24 “Santa’s Reindeer Wreath”

Donated by Sonia Kulig of Humblebee Handmade

WON by Kate Zeidman

 

#25 “Wreath In Memory of Richard Sunderland”

Donated by the Sunderland Family

WON by Jean Fallon

 

#26 “A Wreath for All Seasons”

Donated by Hair by JessZ

WON by Donna Green

 

#27 “The Trees of Winter Wreath”

Donated by City of Westfield Veterans Services

WON by MaryAnne Romani

 

#28 “Wise Old Owl Wreath”

Donated by JoJo’s Rustic Remnants

WON by Debora Loughary

 

#29 “Silver and Gold Wreath”

Donated by City Councilor William Onyski & Family

WON by Rosemarie Bonner

 

#30 “A Carpenter’s Wreath”

Donated by Hometown Construction

WON by Kim Lamoureux

 

#31 “A Holly Jolly Christmas Wreath”

Donated by “Custom Homes by Hamelin Framing”

WON by Susan Mastroianni

 

The Tree Jubilee  is a component of WOW’s DecemberFest 2020 that also includes the Holiday Lights Challenge that is being held through January 1 throughout Westfield and Magic on The Air, a series of holiday programming currently being aired on WCPC (Challenge 15) and archived on YouTube at “Westfield community programming.”

 Westfield Bank is the major sponsor of DecemberFest 2020 with additional funding from Lisa Olesak-Sullivan of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, and Joanne Papadamitriou of Keller Williams Realty, as well as in-kind support from Roots Athletic Center; WCPC; WSKB; and Reminder Publishing, the publishers of The Westfield News, The Reminder and Pennysaver. Funding has also been provided with a grant from the Westfield Cultural Council, a local program of the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

 

The third annual Tree Jubilee is a special fundraiser that supports WOW’s community programming and administrative fees. This year, it will take place virtually, as well as at Roots Athletic Center at 181 Root Road, where visitors may view a wonderland of more than 25 trees and wreaths, donated by area individuals, businesses and organizations.

“Since we are unable to predict the state of public gatherings in December, we have designed the jubilee so that folks can remain at home and still participate,” Lisa Sunderland Burns, WOW chair of the event said.   “However, we invite everyone to see the trees and wreaths in person for those wishing to visit in person.”

“The large lobby outside of the new offices of Reminder Publications provides a great gallery space for the jubilee that has outgrown WOW’s downtown location on Elm Street,” Burns said. “We are happy to introduce this 100,000 square foot complex to many, who may have yet to see this incredible athletic facility, as well as showing off the recently relocated offices of Reminder Publishing and The Westfield News.”

 As in past years, some of the trees and wreaths are designed by their crafters to reflect the work of their businesses or organizations with some, offering additional prizes and certificates within their branches. Raffle tickets will give participants the opportunity to take their favorite tree or wreath home, when the winners are drawn at the end of Tree Jubilee on December 6.

“It is important to note one change from last year,” Burns explained.  Raffle tickets may only be purchased and submitted online through WOW’s website at westfieldonweekends.com”

WOW’s DECEMBERFEST 2020 TREE JUBILEE PRIZE LIST

 TREES:

 

#1.  “Graceful Green and Gold Tree”

Donated by Marion Kraus and Barbara Wojick

Includes:

Westfield News/Republican one-month subscription combo for new subscribers

 

#2.  “School Days Tree”

Donated by Columbia Manufacturing Company

Includes:

Children’s School Desk & Chair; Coloring Books and crayons

Westfield News/Republican one-month subscription combo for new subscribers

 

#3.   “WOW! It’s DecemberFest! Tree”

Donated by Westfield on Weekends (WOW)

Includes:

Byers Choice WOW caroler; Three $10 Dunkin’ Donuts gift cards

Westfield News/Republican one-month subscription combo for new subscribers

 

#4. “Snowy Owls Tree”

Donated by Firtion-Adams Funeral Services

Includes:

Westfield News/Republican one-month subscription combo for new subscribers

 

#5.  “Rainbow of Colors Tree”

Donated by Boys & Girls Club of Greater Westfield

Includes:

Gift cards to Walmart and North End Butcher Block

Three $10 Dunkin’ Donuts Gift Cards

Horse Shoe Set; Darts Set; Giant Snow Tube; Corn Hole gam

Gym Bag; Soccer Ball; 3 Basketballs; Pickle Balls; Mini Football

Westfield News/Republican one-month subscription combo for new subscribers

 

#6. “Joy to the World Tree”

Donated by St. John’s Lutheran Church WinGs

Includes:

Handmade Gifts: Prayer Shawl, Lap Blanket, Masks

Westfield News/Republican one-month subscription combo for new subscribers

 

#7. “All American Tree”

Donated by Kiwanis of Westfield

Includes:

Gift Cards: $20 Circuit Coffee; $20 Mama Cakes; $20 Mina’s Wine & Spirits;

$20 Pilgrim Candle; $20 Rosewood (2); and $20 Two Rivers Burritos

Westfield News/Republican one-month subscription combo for new subscribers

#8.  “Penguins in the Snow Tree”

Donated by Peoples Bank, Westfield Office

Includes:

Gift Cards: $100 Pride Gas; $100 Big Y; $50 Starbucks; $50 Dunkin’ Donuts

Westfield News/Republican one-month subscription for new subscribers

 

#9. “Chocolate Lover’s Tree”

Donated by Shortstop Bar & Grill

Includes:

A variety of Chocolate Treats

Westfield News/Republican one-month subscription for new subscribers

 

#10. “Kevin’s Angel Tree”

Donated by The Sullivan Family

Includes:

Edie’s Famous Blanket

$25 Gift cards to Mama Cakes, North Elm Butcher Block, 99 Restaurant & Pub, Applebee’s;

Westfield News/Republican one-month subscription combo for new subscribers

 

#11.  “The Pencil Tree”

Donated by Columbia Manufacturing Company

Includes:

Children’s School Desk & Chair;

Pencils, Coloring Books and crayons

Westfield News/Republican one-month subscription combo for new subscribers

 

#12. “Silver Sparkle Tree”

Donated by City Councilor Mike Burns and Lisa Sunderland Burns

Includes:

Amazon Echo Dot

Westfield News/Republican one-month subscription combo for new subscribers

 

#13.  “Buffalo Plaid Tree”

Donated by Wagner Rug & Flooring
Includes:

Westfield News/Republican one-month subscription combo for new subscribers

 

#14.   “Bright Blue Tree”

Donated by Roots Aquatic & Fitness Center

Includes:

5 Free Rides (Spin Classes at Roots Cycle – $80 value)

4 Free Swim Lessons (when one session is purchased)

Westfield News/Republican one-month subscription combo for new subscribers

 

#15.  “Holly in the Winter Tree”

Donated by Westfield Firefighter’s Association Local #1111

Includes:

Westfield News/Republican one-month subscription combo for new subscribers

 

#16. “Blue and White Elegance Tree”

Donated by Savage Arms

Includes:

Santa Doll; Two Holiday Pillows;

Westfield News/Republican one-month subscription combo for new subscribers

 

#17.  “A Wine Lovers Tree”

Donated by Bob Plasse, James Homan, and Ken Stomski (of KS Solutions)

Includes:

6 Bottles of Dark Horse Pinot Grigio; 6 Bottles of Dark Horse Cabernet Sauvignon

12 Holiday Bottle Covers; Holiday Ice Bucket

Certificate for One Video Duplication from KS Solutions of Westfield

Westfield News/Republican one-month subscription combo for new subscribers

 

#18 “Westfield for the Winter Tree”

Donated by Reminder Publishing

Includes:

3 $10 Gift Cards to Pride Gas Stations

Westfield News/Republican one-month subscription combo for new subscribers

 

#19 “A Tree for the Times”

Donated by Paul & Lesley Sporbert

Includes:

68 Rolls of Toilet Paper

Westfield News/Republican one-month subscription combo for new subscribers

 

WREATHS:

 

#20 “A Kitten at Christmas” Wreath

Donated by the Westfield Homeless Cat Protect (WHCP)

Includes:

$25 Westfield Feed & Supplies Gift Card

Westfield News/Republican one-month subscription combo for new subscribers

 

#21 “Woodland Warmth Wreath”

Donated by Westfield Gas + Electric

Includes:

$50 Energy Credit

Westfield News/Republican one-month subscription combo for new subscribers

 

#22 “Firefighters’ Wreath”

Donated by Cannabis Connection

Includes:

Westfield News/Republican one-month subscription combo for new subscribers

 

#23 “Bikes are Everywhere Tree”

Donated by COBB of River Valley

Includes:

Two $5 Massachusetts State Lottery Tickets

Shirt, Hat, Gloves, Sunglasses

Westfield News/Republican one-month subscription combo for new subscribers

 

#24 “Santa’s Reindeer Wreath”

Donated by Sonia Kulig of Humblebee Handmade

Includes:

Westfield News/Republican one-month subscription combo for new subscribers

 

#25 “Wreath In Memory of Richard Sunderland”

Donated by the Sunderland Family

Includes:

$40 Amazon Card

Westfield News/Republican one-month subscription combo for new subscribers

 

#26 “A Wreath for All Seasons”

Donated by Hair by JessZ

Includes:

$35 Hair Color Service

Westfield News/Republican one-month subscription combo for new subscribers

 

#27 “The Trees of Winter Wreath”

Donated by City of Westfield Veterans Services

Includes:

Two $5 Lottery Tickets

Westfield News/Republican one-month subscription combo for new subscribers

 

#28 “Wise Old Owl Wreath”

Donated by JoJo’s Rustic Remnants

Includes:

Westfield News/Republican one-month subscription combo for new subscribers

 

#29 “Silver and Gold Wreath”

Donated by City Councilor William Onyski & Family

Includes:

$25 Gift Cards to Leo’s Gallery Deli and Two Rivers Burrito

Westfield News/Republican one-month subscription combo for new subscribers

 

#30 “A Carpenter’s Wreath”

Donated by Hometown Construction

Includes:

$25 Gift Card to Home Depot

Westfield News/Republican one-month subscription combo for new subscribers

 

#31 “A Holly Jolly Christmas Wreath”

Donated by “Custom Homes by Hamelin Framing”

Includes:

Westfield News/Republican one-month subscription combo for new subscribers