Houston Woman Places in Top 10 in Contest

A Houston business owner has placed in the top 10 in the second annual National Christmas Tree Competition sponsored by the American Floral Industry Association.

Shari McCallister, who owns D & L Florist in Houston, was recognized for a tree she designed and displayed at her South Sam Houston Blvd. business.

Only 10 were recognized in the United States. McCallister won $100 in cash and a photograph of her work will be displayed at the January 2008 Holiday and Home Expo in Dallas.

Winning entries appear at www.afia.net.

The American Floral Industry Association is the nation’s only organization representing importers, manufacturer, wholesalers, retailers, manufacturers’ representatives and others involved in the permanent botanical, gift and decorative accessories industry.

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