The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

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November 7, 2008

Festival of Trees schedule

-- 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Nov. 15

-- Noon to 8 p.m. Nov. 16, Family Day, free for children; also Veterans Day with veterans admitted for free.

-- 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Nov. 17.

-- 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Nov. 18.

-- 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nov. 19.

Place: David S. Palmer Arena, 100 W. Main Street, Danville

General admission: adults, $5; seniors (55-plus), $3; children (ages 3 -12 years), $2; children (under age 2), free.

Junior Parade of Trees: The Junior Parade of Trees will be on display at the Village Mall. The trees, decorated by students from schools across Vermilion County, will be on display through Nov. 13 in the carpeted area near Elder-Beerman. The trees will be moved to the David S. Palmer Arena for display during the Festival of Trees, where visitors will be able to offer silent bids on their favorite tree. The tree winning the Best of Show award will win a new computer and printer for the school. This year is the biggest yet, with almost 40 trees.

Be a volunteer: The 2008 Festival of Trees – Believe, along with Provena United Samaritans Medical Center Foundation, seeks volunteers. To sign up or for questions, call the 2008 volunteer line at 304-5190. Leave a message and the volunteer chairperson Mary McMillan will contact you.

Special event tickets: Don’t miss out on a chance to see one of these great events at the festival while supporting local charities. Call the David S. Palmer Arena ticket office at 1-877-77-CLICK or go online at to see what tickets remain. Prices range from $7.50 to $30 depending on the event. For more information call 442-6586.

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