Stories tagged with: festival of trees

December 7, 2015 - 4:09pm
8 weeks 3 days ago

The 23rd annual Festival of Trees auction concluded with big bids, and even bigger profits.

Chamber President Tom Poorman said the auction generated more than $50,000. He said he was pleasantly surprised with the outcome.

"Great out come we didn't even expect to meet that sort of goal," Poorman said. "The fact that we did is a bonus. We're very grateful. Thrilled with the results. Thrilled with the amount of support we get from the community. It's really quite...

December 4, 2015 - 8:54pm
8 weeks 3 days ago

Going once. Going twice. Sold. It's a wrap! The 23rd Annual Festival of Trees is over. Friday night's auction concluded in a big way.

This year's auction had more entries than last year and even surpassed this year's goal. And this biggest selling item was WHIZ's adverting package with three companies bidding on it. Chamber President Tom Poorman said the auction raised over $50,000. The chamber looks forward to next year's fundraiser.

December 4, 2015 - 4:04pm
33 weeks 1 day ago

The 23rd annual Festival of Trees took place Friday at the Zanesville-Muskingum County Welcome Center.

The festival attracted hundreds of bidders this year, as a wide array of themed Christmas trees and holiday decorations are up for auction. Chamber president, Tom Poorman, said there were more entries this year than ever before.

"The entries are up this year, we have 224 entries, last year we weren't quite at 210, and it does fluctuate from year to year, but...

December 2, 2015 - 3:56pm
33 weeks 4 days ago

Just as Santa arrives on Main St., the Festival of Trees will light up the Welcome Center for the 23rd year.

The annual fundraiser begins its three day display Wednesday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Friday the primped pine trees with incentive packages will go up for bid. The Chamber of Commerce hopes to raise almost $50,000 this year.

"Based on what we're seeing here, there's fantastic entries and incentives," said President of the Chamber of Commerce Tom Poorman....

November 30, 2015 - 5:14pm
33 weeks 5 days ago

Zanesville's most popular holiday tour is only a couple days away.

Dozens of downtown businesses and attractions will be decked out in Christmas cheer for this year's Miracle on Main Street. From "Frosty the Snowman" to "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," each business will be beautifully decorated in a beloved Christmas tale of their choice.

"Following the story book theme, businesses will be decorated toward their favorite story books, and they'll have...

November 12, 2015 - 6:10pm
36 weeks 2 days ago

A favorite holiday tradition in Zanesville is only three weeks away.

The annual "Festival of Trees" is coming up the first week of December and time is running out to submit your entry. For businesses interested, the sooner you register, the sooner your business will be promoted on the Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce's website.

"We're trying to tell people we're at the deadline and it's time to enter, if you're going to do it, it's a great way to...

October 12, 2015 - 4:59pm
40 weeks 6 days ago

Those looking for the perfect tree this holiday season, look no further.

The annual "Festival of Trees" event is coming up the first week of December, and the Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce is already asking for entries. Those who enter will craft a Christmas decoration of their choosing to be auctioned off the week of the event. Chamber president, Tom Poorman, said it's an opportunity for businesses to show off their creative side.

"It's a lot of...

December 5, 2014 - 6:39pm
1 year 33 weeks ago

The 24th Annual Festival of Trees fundraiser took place today. The fundraiser was sponsored by the Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce at the welcome center. President of the Chamber of Commerce, Tom Poorman, says the annual event is both a community festival and fundraiser, but today was focused on the fundraising aspect. "The Chamber of Commerce uses this money to operate throughout the year. So, this is what we put back into the community in terms of small business...

December 2, 2014 - 4:10pm
1 year 33 weeks ago

This year's Miracle on Main street is taking shape as a Storybook Christmas.

Over 50 businesses will be participating this year, and the Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce asked each one to pick their favorite Christmas story book and decorate with that theme in mind. It all is happening Wednesday night starting at 5 p.m.

"It's a good thing, Dana Matz said. "Check out all the buildings in downtown that have been improved, to see the business people that day...

December 6, 2013 - 8:33pm
2 years 33 weeks 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...

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