Stories tagged with: festival of trees

November 30, 2011 - 12:45pm
2 years 20 weeks ago

More than 200 trees, wreathes and decorative items will be auctioned off as part of this year's Festival of Trees.

All donated items will be auctioned off this Friday from the Welcome Center in Downtown Zanesville. Vice President of Zanesville Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce Kelly Ashby said each item comes with a special incentive.

"The incentives include a plane ride to a ball park, you can pick from Cincinnati, Cleveland, Pittsburgh," explained Ashby....

November 28, 2011 - 6:25pm
2 years 21 weeks ago

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in downtown Zanesville.

The Y-city is preparing for many events throughout the month of December.  Zanesville Downtown Association Manager Dana Matz said the Miracle on Main Street celebration will take place on Wednesday.

"It's a great chance for folks to get out of their cars and experience downtown Zanesville," said Matz.  "They can walk around, see the businesses and check out the buildings that have been...

November 18, 2011 - 6:22pm
2 years 22 weeks ago

There's still time to participate in this year's Festival of Trees in Zanesville.

In just a few weeks, the Muskingum County Welcome Center will transform into a winter wonderland.  Chamber of Commerce President Tom Poorman said the auction will feature more than 200 Christmas trees, wreaths and stockings.

"It's really neat the things that people come up with," said Poorman.  "We've been doing this for a long time, but every year there are new ideas....

December 6, 2010 - 7:05pm
3 years 20 weeks ago

Festival of Trees brings a huge success to the community.

With the end of Festival of Trees this past Friday, Tom Poorman, President of Zanesville Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce, says the event was nothing less than terrific.  The turn out on auction day involved large amounts of bidding and buying that further proved this event's accomplishment.

"We raised over 42,000 dollars, and last year we raised just over 36, 000, so that was a nice increase especially in...

December 2, 2010 - 2:10pm
3 years 20 weeks ago

The holiday season is alive and well at the Welcome Center as they prepare for Friday's Festival of Trees.

There's a pink tree, wine tree and wreaths of all kinds. Many stopped by Thursday to wander through the holiday displays getting a peak of what's up for auction. One organizer said an extended deadline led to more entries.

"We've been doing this a long time and I think people took their time getting the information," said Dana Matz. "This year we have 208...

November 15, 2010 - 7:40pm
3 years 23 weeks ago

The Festival of Trees is a holiday tradition for many in the city of Zanesville and Muskingum County.

The event kicks-off December 1st in conjunction with the Miracle on Main Street event, but the count is down slightly this year by about 40 trees.

"This is typical. We get a big huge rush toward the end of the deadline, and we always extend the deadline," says Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce Vice President, Kelly Ashby.

The deadline has been...

October 12, 2010 - 10:59am
3 years 27 weeks ago


This year's Chamber of Commerce Festival of Trees fundraiser in Zanesville will have a distinctly local theme.

Zanesville Muskingum Chamber of Commerce Vice President Kelly Ashby said Ohio Magazine has selected Zanesville as one of Ohio's best hometowns. So hometown pride is going to be the theme of this year's Festival of Trees event.

"We are just encouraging businesses to take that theme and run with it. Whether they decorate a tree or a wreath or...

December 4, 2009 - 12:47pm
4 years 20 weeks ago

The Festival of Trees is going on Friday and lots of people are bidding all day long on their favorite Christmas decorations.
Bidder Randy Bankes of the downtown Zanesville Community Bank says they like to bid to help out their customers.

"We appreciate them dealing with us so we try to return that favor to them by buying their trees or their wreaths stuff like that,"  Randy Bankes from The Community Bank said.

Bankes says the items they win the bank then...

December 3, 2009 - 1:17pm
4 years 20 weeks ago

The annual Festival of Trees Auction is set for Friday morning.  The event kicks off at 9am and around 220 holiday items will be up for bid.
This is the Zanesville Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce's most important and largest fundraiser.

"It's a lot of fun. They get to be creative and they get to show off their creativity and you can see they do a remarkable job with their entries," Tom Poorman President of the Zanesville Muskingum County  Chamber...

December 2, 2009 - 9:38pm
4 years 20 weeks ago


Rain and cold weather couldn't dampen the holiday spirits of hundreds of people at the Miracle on Main Street celebration.

This is the 16th year for Miracle on Main in downtown Zanesville. Sixty-one local businesses opened their doors to greet the crowds of people and some offered snacks and hot chocolate. The Zanesville High School Blue Knights also entertained the eager crowd with Christmas carols. For many families, it is the perfect way to kick off the holiday season....

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