by Emily Armentrout
Timbercrest Retirement Community celebrated its 125th anniversary, coming up in 2014, with 125 beautifully decorated Christmas trees during its Festival of Trees.
Over 50 trees, sponsored by area businesses and organizations, were on display throughout Timbercrest Manor for the community’s enjoyment.
Timbercrest also hosted a craft bazaar and gave children the opportunity to meet and greet with Santa Claus himself. Visitors enjoyed cocoa bars sponsored by the News Journal, The Paper, Hoffman Nursery & Landscaping, Metzger Landscaping and Crossroads Bank.
The hallways were decorated with wreaths on residents’ doors, each hallway leading to another beautifully lit tree.
Timbercrest is overwhelmed by the community’s support and they deeply appreciate the sponsors and volunteers who made the Festival of Trees such a success.
Timbercrest Festival of Trees sponsors are: Beacon Credit Union, Bippus State Bank, Building Temp Solutions, Car Recyclers, Central Oil Company, Inc., Cottage Creations Florist and Gifts, Country Covers, Edna Landis Memorial, Family Hearing Center, First Brethren Church, First Financial Bank, Fox Products Corp. and Frantz Lumber.
Also, Girl Scouts of America, Grandview Pharmacy, Harting Furniture Galley, Healthcare Therapy Services, Kiwanis Club- North Manchester, Laketon Lions Club, Liberty Mills Church of the Brethren, Life Med, EMS, Main View, Manchester Church of the Brethren, Manchester Early Learning Center, Manchester Fellowship of Churches and Manchester Garden Club, Manchester University, McKee Mortuary, Manchester High School, Manchester Realty, Manchester Rental, Naragon & Purdy, Inc., Nordmann’s Nook-The Rusty Door.
Also, North Manchester Chamber of Commerce, Parks & Recreation, Police Department, Public Library, North Manchester Historical Society, North Manchester Lions Club, North Manchester Rotary Club, Poston Plumbing Services, R & S Farms, Shepherd’s Chevrolet, Staci’s Salon, Terrill & Company, Timbercrest Food Service, Timbercrest Housekeeping, Trip Kappa, Tri Oaks Realty, Wabash County Cancer Society, Wabash Plain Dealer and Walk by Faith Church, with honorary sponsor, North Manchester Fire Department.