Stories tagged with: festival of trees

December 6, 2013 - 8:33pm
36 weeks 5 days ago

The 23rd Festival of Trees has come to an end.

The annual Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce Fundraiser was held at the Muskingum County Welcome Center and wrapped up Friday night. The money raised will support small business development in our area. Long time auctioneer at the event, Ron Bucci says that the fundraiser highlights the giving nature of the community.

"This community cares about business, its citizens, the less fortunate it continues to give and...

December 4, 2013 - 5:46pm
37 weeks 19 hours ago

If you're still looking for Christmas tree to put up in your home, you have a chance to bid on hundreds of trees.

The annual Festival of Trees auction preview kicked off on Wednesday at the Zanesville-Muskingum County Welcome Center. Chamber of Commerce President, Tom Poorman, says the annual auction has become a staple in the community.

"The auction provides us about $40,000 every year which we use to operate throughout the year and we put that back into programs...

December 2, 2013 - 12:10pm
37 weeks 2 days ago

It's a winter scene a sight to behold as the Welcome Center is decorated in baubles and bows.

There's trees with red and green ribbons and Rudolph's bright red nose. The Welcome Center's in the Christmas spirit as businesses begin to showcase their creativity for this year's Festival of Trees. Through trees, wreaths and stockings their are 218 entries in this year's event.

"They take a lot of pride in decorating and they are always trying to, I guess one up the other area...

November 11, 2013 - 11:38am
40 weeks 2 days ago

It's a chance for businesses in Muskingum County to show off their creative side.

The annual Festival of Trees Auction is looking for more entries for this year's event. The Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce said they've already received a lot of interest, some from businesses that haven't participated before, but they're looking for more.

"It's a great holiday event for the community," said Chamber President Tom Poorman. "To the chamber it's an essential...

November 30, 2012 - 7:25pm
1 year 37 weeks ago

The Festival of Trees has come to an end this year.

The annual Zanesville Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce fundraiser wrapped up Friday night. Hundreds of holiday trees, wreaths and other decorations were up for auction.

"It's really a very important holiday celebration which is fun but it's also a matter of community pride and civic pride and we have a hometown pride theme every year for this event and so it not only raises money, not only helps celebrate the holidays...

November 27, 2012 - 4:24pm
1 year 38 weeks ago

Wednesday the doors will open to twinkling lights wrapped around Christmas trees.

The Festival of Trees auction will take place, Friday, but you can get a sneak peak Wednesday during the Miracle on Main event and Downtown Holiday tour. This year there are over two hundred holiday trees, wreaths and other holiday decorations up for auction.

"The creativity is amazing," said Chamber President Tom Poorman. "We're always suprised and we're always fascinated by how they...

November 26, 2012 - 11:27am
1 year 38 weeks ago

Christmas is now just a few weeks away, and downtown Zanesville is preparing for its arrival...

The 17th annual Miracle on Main Street lighting ceremony and Holiday Tour will take place Wednesday, November 28th at the courthouse. The tour begins at 5 p.m., and the lighting ceremony kicks off a 6:30.

"We'll have local bands and choirs singing, we'll have the commissioners and the mayor speaking... And then we'll have the lighting of the courthouse, and what comes with that...

October 8, 2012 - 5:41pm
1 year 45 weeks ago

The Chamber of Commerce is now accepting entries for an annual holiday tradition.

The Festival of Trees auction will take place at the end of November and entries are being accepted from now until November 1st.

Membership Services Director Dana Matz said the three-day event is a great way for local businesses to promote their products and services.

"The last couple of years we've had over 200 entries and again those are from small trees and wreaths to large trees and...

December 2, 2011 - 10:22pm
2 years 37 weeks ago

It's another record-setting year for the Festival of Trees auction in Zanesville.

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce raised about $42,000 from bids placed on decorated trees and other incentives.  Chamber of Commerce President Tom Poorman said he's impressed by the community's generosity during difficult economic times.

"You start with a community that's really generous," said Poorman.  "A lot of businesses and individuals are incredibly...

December 2, 2011 - 12:42pm
2 years 37 weeks ago

Final bids are being tallied on items auctioned off as part of this year's festival of trees.

The annual Zanesville Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce fundraiser ended at six o'clock Friday evening. WHIZ's AM 12-40 is broadcasting the event live from the Welcome Center in downtown Zanesville. Money raised from the auctioned-off holiday decorations and incentives will be used to support local small business development.

"People support , or I should say enjoy, the...

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