METRO RTA is putting the envi in Environment with its unique tree, which is made primarily of recycled material, including the tree itself. It features recycled bus signs and a stand made from a bus’s tire rim. The garland is made from gold bus tokens from the 70s and 80s.
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.