Giant holiday cards on display in Flagler Park

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The Best of Show award in the Holiday Stroll for the Park display went to a card by artist Debra Terrio. The “Psalms 911.”

The Okeechobee High School Band Boosters brought back the tradition of the giant holiday greeting cards this year with their Holiday Stroll in the Park fundraiser. Community members, organizations and businesses donated money to help the OHS band in return for a space for their holiday greeting.
The popular display had to be suspended in 2014 due to the road work on the intersection of State Road 70 and Parrott Avenue.
The Best of Show award went to a card by artist Debra Terrio. The “Psalms 911” card features an angel dressed in red surrounded by woodland animals.
The Committee Choice Award went to the card by Julia Grace Flood, “Gracie.” The card features a manger scene and the sentiment “the setting was humble, but the cost was divine.”
First Place went to  Seminole Elementary’s card which featured elves, a Christmas tree and two reindeer.
Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School’s entry took second place. Their card shows a dream catcher on a black background, surrounded by colorful patterns often used in Seminole clothing.

holiday stroll cards charter school second place

Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School’s entry took second place.

Third place went to card from Hospice of Okeechobee, with giant candles and the word “Peace.”
The cards will be on

holiday stroll CARDS commitee choice

The Committee Choice Award went to the card by Julia Grace Flood, “Gracie.”

display in Flagler Park throughout the holiday season. All of the cards are lighted, so that holiday strolls through the park can be enjoyed any time.
Funds from the project will benefit the Okeechobee High School Band.

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First Place went to Seminole Elementary’s card.

holiday stroll CARDS Hopsice third place

Third place went to card from Hospice of Okeechobee.

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