We want to thank the Southeast Iowa Union for their thoughtful article this week highlighting our upcoming holiday event. We are proud of what we’ve been able to do to help local families in need and honored to receive the support of our community to do so. Don’t miss this great event. Here are some of the key details on the event time and location from the article:
Residents will have a chance to help families in need at the third installment of the “Festival of Trees” Nov. 29-30 at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center in Fairfield. The event is a fundraiser for the organization “Little Superheroes,” a local 501c3 charity whose mission is to provide help and hope to children facing serious life-threatening ailments, and to their families dealing with the financial fallout of a long-term medical crisis.
The event will last from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30. Attendees will have the chance to purchase decorated trees of all sizes, plus wreaths, garlands, centerpieces, and all manner of holiday creations. Sponsors, decorators, bakers, artists, craftsmen and helpers are still needed to share their talents during the event. Organizers said that more than 100 trees and over 40 wreaths will be available for purchase.
Friday’s event at the convention center will accompany a tailgate party during the Iowa-Nebraska college football game. Local bakers are providing homemade holiday treats to eat there or take home each day, and hot chocolate and coffee will be served. Children can take part in making holiday crafts and enjoy traditional holiday activities.