Holiday Tree Festival spotlight: Building on the Promise


For five years, Sara Lundenberger, Nicci Avalon and Jody Smith of Akron Children’s Hospital’s Foundation, have decorated a tree for the Holiday Tree Festival.

This year, the theme of the Foundation’s tree is Building on the Promise in support of the $200 million expansion project on the Akron campus.

The tree features construction motifs including: construction vehicles, safety vests, traffic cones and hard hats. There are also 200 orange-colored lights in the center. To tie in with the building project, small, wooden building blocks with renderings of the new building are ornaments on the tree.

“It would really be a wonderful tree for someone working on the building project,” said Jody Smith, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals program coordinator for Akron Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Lundenberger, Avalon and Smith will continue to support the Holiday Tree Festival year after year.

“Donating a tree is a great way to support the festival,” said Sara Lundenberger, special events coordinator for Akron Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Visit the 32nd annual Holiday Tree Festival at the John S. Knight Center from Nov. 23 -Dec.1, and see the trees, wreaths and holiday gifts. Admission is to the festival is free. For more information click here.

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  1. fleurs24@yahoo.com' Renee Heston says:

    This tree was purchased by Gardiner and was donated to the Akron Children’s Hospital Foundation. The foundation will choose a family currently being treated at Children’s that is in need to donate the tree to for the holidays. http://www.whgardiner.com/

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