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Symphony of Lights “Hidden Word” Contest Winners Announced

Columbia, MD – The Howard Hospital Foundation has announced the winner of the 14th annual Symphony of Lights “Hidden Word” Contest drawing. Drawn from nearly 1,500 entrants, the Seiger family of Laurel, Maryland received an array of prizes, including:

  • Four tickets to Cirque Dreams - Jungle Fantasy at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center - Hippodrome Theatre; Courtesy of the Baltimore Sun;
  • Four hours of limousine service from All Stretched Out Limousine Service; and a $250 Gift Certificate to the Crab Shanty Restaurant in Ellicott City, Maryland.

The Symphony of Lights’ “Hidden Word” Contest is a popular feature of the annual holiday light display in Columbia, Maryland. The contest challenges those driving through the display to find and unscramble a series of lit-up letters, which make up the year’s “Hidden Word.” They may then submit the word in a drawing for a chance to win exciting prizes. The hidden word was “Transformation,” referring to the expansion and renovation of Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine that is currently underway to transform patient care.

Stephanie Seiger was thrilled to win, explaining, “my husband Bill and I attended the Cirque Dreams show with our sons Matt, 16, and Connor, 11.  It was a wonderful show and I highly recommend it!” Rounding out the special evening, the family used the limousine service as transportation to and from the show. “We plan to take my parents to dinner at the Crab Shanty in the near future,” she added.

“We've attended Symphony of Lights every year since it first opened. Matt was a preschooler at the time. It has become one of our family traditions.  I know we'll be back next year,” said Mrs. Seiger.

The Howard Hospital Foundation, the organization that puts on the Symphony of Lights to benefit Maternal Child Services at Howard County General Hospital, is a non-profit organization charged with the mission of providing philanthropic support for the hospital.