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Holiday Tree Festival Spotlight: I Promise

“I Promise” was donated by the LeBron James Family Foundation. The tree beautifully encompasses the primary colors, blue, red and yellow and school items, such as pens, pencils, rulers. It also features a digital picture frame with photos of the sports icon with local students.

The tree is a symbolic representation of the special promise LeBron James makes with third and fourth-grade students in the Akron Public Schools.

In exchange for James serving as a positive role model and supporting the students throughout their years in school, the students promise to graduate high school and not become a statistic.

“It was important to LeBron that the tree is all about the kids,” said Taylor McLaughlin, a volunteer with the foundation.

Make sure to stop by and see this tree and many other holiday creations during the 2012 Holiday Tree Festival which takes place Nov. 17-25 at the John S. Knight Center.

This free event will be open to the public Monday through Wednesday, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sundays 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.; and Thanksgiving Day, 2 – 6 p.m.