Donated by Mothers of Down Syndrome, this tree brings the tradition and spirit of the American Soap Box Derby to the Holiday Tree Festival. The tree features a 1993 stock car as its stand, along with patches from every year in ribbon-filled bulbs. Also included are old programs and buttons from previous Soap Box Derby champions, several champion t-shirts, a signed poster from the movie “25 Hill” and an original helmet for the tree topper.
The 30th annual Holiday Tree Festival is at the John S. Knight Center in Akron from Nov. 19-27, 2011. The 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.
This free event is organized by the volunteers of Akron Children’s Hospital and has raised more than $3.7 million to benefit the continued efforts of medical research, education and patient care programs at Akron Children’s Hospital.