Manchester Middle School Art Club has been decorating trees for the Holiday Tree Festival since 1987. The school became involved with the festival because many of the staff, students and families have benefitted from Akron Children’s Hospital. The Art Club students raise money throughout the year to pay for the supplies, and the Art Club officers help decorate after school, along with teacher volunteers. This year’s tree features iridescent glass with silver and gold glass ornaments.
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.