It’s time to start planning for the 23rd annual Christmas Tree Festival at Warther’s Carvings in Dover! We hope you will be part of this rich holiday tradition.
Last year our 22nd anniversary Christmas Tree Festival included 90 sponsored trees, wreaths,and countless arrangements. An estimated 5,000 visitors enjoyed the magnificent lighted displays. The Huntington Bank was our primary corporate sponsor. Gallery Room Sponsors were Parkway Honda, WTUZ Radio, and Dover Hydraulics. The combination of tree sales, paid admissions, and Preview Party auction proceeds helped accomplish outstanding profits.
More than 400 people attended the Preview Party on the eve of the Festival opening to the public. All received a Dan Warther Woodworking ornament sponsored by Toland-Herzig Funeral Home. The "Large Tree Auction" was sponsored by Williams Furniture and the "Small Tree Auction" sponsored by Rodriguez’s House of Stones. The Warther family provided a custom-made knife set. All attracted generous bidders.
The tree sponsored by Stark Truss Co. and created by Wendy Spillman and Janice Dickey titled "It’s a Small World" was the winner of the Small Tree Award. The favorite Large Tree was sponsored by Perfect Petals designed by Michele Briggs and titled "Let it Snow."
Dates to Remember
*October 7 -- Sponsor Luncheon
*November 7-9 -- Tree Set-Up at Warther's
*November 11 -- Preview Party
*November 12-20 -- Festival Open to the Public
*November 14 -- Senior Day - 1/2 Day Price Admission
*November 19 -- Children's Tree Decorating Workshop
*November 21-22 -- Tree Delivery to Buyers
If you are interested in sponsoring a tree please complete and return a Participation Agreement as soon as possible.
Click here for a brief video tour that previewed our most recent event.
Auxiliary members are experts at finding high quality trees and decorations at low prices. We can help you purchase trees and decorations at wholesale prices for the sponsor to decorate and/or completely design and decorate a tree on the sponsor’s behalf.
The Festival Committee promotes the event heavily. Tree sponsors are recognized with a tree sign naming the sponsor and decorators viewed by thousands of visitors. Union Hospital will acknowledge the value of your donated tree as a charitable gift.
If you have questions please call Holly Ripple in the Union Hospital Community Relations Office at (330) 364-0884 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Connie Finton, Chairperson, Union Hospital Auxiliary Christmas Tree Festival at (330) 340-7276.
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