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The 35th annual Holiday Tree Festival

Every year, more than 200 decorated trees, 85,000 strings of lights, and countless other holiday creations are displayed at the John S. Knight Center to benefit Akron Children’s Hospital. Proceeds support patient care programs, education and research.

The Holiday Tree Festival has been the volunteers of Akron Children’s Hospital’s gift to the Akron community for more than 30 years and has raised more than $5.2 million for the hospital since beginning in 1982. Last year, the Holiday Tree Festival raised $257,000.


Congratulations to the winners of this year's special raffle items:

  • Backyard Christmas (donated by GPD Group) - Jill Cline
  • Big Dreams from Little Tikes (donated by The Little Tikes Company) - Brent Townsend
  • Black and White and "Gold" All Over (donated by Akron Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Group Inc.) - Laura Mease
  • Dory's Merry Christmas (donated by Ohio Foot and Ankle Center and Dr. and Mrs. Aaron Chokan and family) - Amy Hurst
  • A Holiday Sleigh Ride (donated by Flowers by Dick & Son Inc.) - Dave Clark
  • I'll Be Home for Christmas (donated by Giant Eagle) - Tracey Smith
  • It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year (donated by Nichols Fence Company) - Marie Baicus
  • OSU Naturally a Great School (donated by The Davey Tree Expert Company) - Michael Serdinak
  • Together We Play Better (donated by the Swann Family and the Leni Bug Foundation) - Becky Jerome
  • A Very Merry Christmas (donated by Douglas Haines & Company/Brick House Tavern & Tap) - Mandy McElroy

For more information about the Holiday Tree Festival, contact:

Liz Lenke  
Chair, Holiday Tree Festival

Vicki Parisi
Akron Children’s Hospital Volunteer Services

Brittany Costa
Akron Children’s Hospital Foundation

To volunteer at the Holiday Tree Festival, contact:

Pat Hetrick
Chair, Volunteer Committee    


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