Blue Moon Sponsors Tree for Charity Auction
Associate Dean of Student Affairs, Darcy Greder, puts the finishing touches on a Christmas
tree to be a part of the Baby Fold's Festival of Trees and sponsored by the Blue Moon
November 21, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Blue Moon Coffeehouse has sponsored a decorated tree and provided
an array of merchandise to be auctioned for charity as part of the 15th annual Festival
of Trees, which runs from Thursday, Nov. 20 to Saturday, Nov. 22 from 9 a.m. to 8
p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Festival of Trees is a family-oriented community event. Proceeds from the Festival
go toward serving the children and families of The Baby Fold, a multi-service agency
located in Normal that provides residential, special education, child welfare and
family support services.
“We’re really happy to be able to support a community organization like the Baby Fold
and it’s gratifying to know that the community appreciates the Blue Moon and the artists
that we’ve brought,” said Associate Dean of Student Affairs/Co-Curricular Programming
Items packaged with Blue Moon’s tree include pairs of tickets to the remaining shows
of Blue Moon’s seventeenth season, CDs by past and upcoming Blue Moon artists and
an acoustic guitar donated by the Guitar Shop in Normal.
Additionally, the Illinois Wesleyan University Athletic Department, which has participated
in the Festival for five years, has donated a number of items for auction this year,
including free admission to summer athletic camps, two free passes to the school year’s
remaining athletic events, two signed copies of Coach Dennie Bridges’ book, Kids Don’t Bat Rocks Anymore, and various other University memorabilia.
The four-day event features trees, wreaths and other items for auction as well as
food and entertainment. General admission is $6 for adults paying in advance or $7
at the door, $1 for children age 3-12 and free for children under 2.
For additional information about Blue Moon Coffeehouse, contact Greder at (309) 556-3541.
For additional information about the Festival of Trees, visit www.festoftrees.org.
Contact: Jessica Block ‘09, (309) 556-3181