Area business, organizations, individuals, and children are being asked to put on their Santa hats, donate their time, talents, and creativity to the Sixth Annual Kandy Kane Xpress Holiday Festival.

The Mini Tree Decorating Contest and Auction is one of the highlights of the event scheduled in conjunction with Akron General Health & Wellness Center Green on Dec. 1 from 1 to 5 p.m. Last year 72 trees were entered in the contest. The event supports The Dane Foundation.

The two-foot, mini or tabletop pine trees are provided to entrants as part of their $25 entry fee.

The Deck The Halls Party tree preview and pre-bidding is Nov. 28 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Admission to the wine & cheese preview is free with the donation of a new bath towel to The Dane Foundation.

Decorated trees can be delivered to Green's Parks and Recreation Department or by making arrangements to drop off at The Dane Foundation's office in Cuyahoga Falls. Deadline to enter trees is Nov. 21 at 4 p.m.

For more information on The Kandy Kane Xpress' Mini Tree Contest and Auction or to volunteer, call The Dane Foundation at 330-703-1183 or the City of Green Parks and Recreation at 330-896-6621. Visit for details.