Dover, Ohio - Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital Auxiliary is thanking the community for making the 25th-annual Warther’s Christmas Tree Festival another huge success.

Several thousand people stopped by the Warther’s Carvings Museum in Dover last month to enjoy nearly 90 Christmas trees along with various other holiday-themed items on display and for sale.

Event founder and Chair Connie Finton of New Philadelphia thanked the community for its outstanding support of this year's festival.

“We are so grateful for all of the participating tree sponsors, for those who take the time to create and decorate trees, to everyone who attends the festival and festival events, and to the entire Tuscarawas Valley for how it kicks off the Christmas season with us each year,” she said.

She also praised the team of volunteers who donate their time year after year. 

“The volunteers who spend so much time throughout the year getting ready for this event are so dedicated and so talented, and I am grateful to them for all they do.”

Finton also expressed the group’s thanks to the Warther family for opening their world-famous museum every year for the event.

Proceeds from the Christmas Tree Festival, along with all of the other Auxiliary projects held during the year, are donated to Union Hospital. These donations are used to purchase patient care equipment and for improvements at the hospital.

Details about the Union Hospital Auxiliary can be found on the hospital’s website at, and on the Auxiliary page on Facebook.

Information about Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital and all of its services available to the community is available on the hospital website at, and on the hospital’s pages on Facebook and Twitter (@Union_Hospital).