There’s still time to visit the 29th annual Holiday Tree Festival taking place at the John S. Knight Center now through Nov. 28.
The Holiday Tree Festival will be open to the public Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Thanksgiving Day, 2 – 6 p.m.
A free gift to the community, the 2010 Holiday Tree Festival features more than 140 decorated trees and hundreds of wreaths, miniatures and other holiday items.
Several awards have been presented, including the 2010 “Best of Show” award presented to the tree titled “Ruby and Sage Elegance” donated by the Friends of Children’s Hospital and decorated by Lori Predl-Reilly, Reilly’s Originals.
Other winners are listed below.
Best of Show:
Ruby and Sage Elegance
Donor: Friends of Children’s Hospital
Decorator: Lori Predl-Reilly, Reilly’s Originals.
A Touch of Africa
Donor: Pat Catan’s West Akron Branch
Decorator: Penny Abel
An Olde Fashioned Christmas
Donor: Dr. and Mrs. Craig Lanik
Decorator: Kathy Lanik
A Child’s Dream:
Christmas on the Go (with Santa and the Elves)
Donor: Harwick Standard Distribution Corp.
Decorator: Jan Lonsdale
A Silver Celebration
Donor: Ronald McDonald House of Akron
Decorator: Donna Grigas
Donor: GDP Group
Decorator: Karen Meggyesy, Kris Wood, Mike Marz
Christmas Greetings from Girl Scouts
Donor/decorator: North Canton Junior Girl Scout Troop #544
Christmas in the Garden
Donor/decorator: Douglas J. Haines and Company
Donor/decorator: Mellion Orthodontics
Donor/decorator: Ellet High School Student Council
Donor: R.B. Stout
Decorator: Diane Hovatter and Yvonne Paulus
Have a Beary Merry Christmas
Donor: Lou Zager, Cornerstone Book & Supply
Decorator: Nicci Avalon, Sara Lundenberger, Jody Smith, Foundation Office
All I Wanted for Christmas…
Donor: Charissa Cortes, R.N.
Decorator: Tomas Cortes
Muppets Very Merry Christmas
Donor: The Holcomb Family
Decorator: Sunny Roop and Sheila Holcomb
Bring on the Snow Days!
Donor: Altercare of Navarre
Decorator: Friends of Altercare
A Holcomb’s Heroes “Christmas in Duct Tape”
Donor/decorator: George M. Holcomb and Family
Since 1982, the volunteers of Akron Children’s Hospital have presented the Holiday Tree Festival each holiday season as a free event to the community.
In addition to hundreds of volunteers, many other supporters help make this event possible through underwriting and donations. Major underwriters for the 2010 Holiday Tree Festival include: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, Buckeye Corrugated Inc., American Printing Inc., Cleveland Magazine, FirstEnergy, John S. Knight Center, KeyBank, Merrill Lynch, Ohio Magazine, OMNOVA Solutions Foundation, Shearer’s Foods Inc., Soprema Inc., Sterling Jewelers Inc., Swensons Drive In Restaurants and Target.
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