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The Baby Fold will host the 22nd annual Festival of Trees Nov. 20-22, 2015, with Opening Night on Nov. 19th at the Interstate Center’s Mini Expo and West Expo Buildings (1106 Interstate Drive, Bloomington).

General admission tickets and tickets for all of the special events at Festival of Trees are now available to purchase online at or by calling (309) 451-7254.

Daily general admission tickets to the event (good for Nov. 22-22nd) are $6 in advance and $7 at the door for adults, $2 for children 3-12, and FREE for children under 3. Discounted Senior Day tickets are $5 and available for Friday, Nov. 20 only. General admission times are Friday, Nov. 20 – Saturday, Nov. 21 from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 22 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The 2015 Festival of Trees is The Baby Fold’s single largest fundraiser of the year. Money raised allows The Baby Fold to provide critical programs and services to families and children in McLean County and surrounding communities.

There are also many volunteer opportunities and signup is available at or by calling 309-451-7202


Leadership for the 2015 Festival of Trees

The Baby Fold is pleased to announce that Vicki Tilton and her daughters Casey Pirtle and Denise Geske will serve as the Honorary Chairs for the 22nd annual Festival of Trees. Vicki and her daughters own and operate Fox & Hounds Salon in Bloomington, Illinois.

The Baby Fold also wishes to welcome the following Festival Committee Chairs: Debi Grossman (Designer), Courtney Lahr (Senior Day), Charlene Blary (Operations), Dale Whitwood (Operations), Larry & Marilyn Maffett (Ticket Sales), Lindsey Powell & Ann Harding (Gift Shop) and Danielle Miller-Schuster (Presentation, Mission, Marketing).


Discover How the Bidding and Angel Prices Work

Did you know that almost every item at the Festival has an Angel Price?

All of the items at the Festival are up for silent auction, but if you don’t want to keep coming back to re-bid on your favorite items, you don’t have to!

The Angel Price is similar to the “buy it now” on e-bay.

Today we’ll tell you about how the Angel Price works as well as how the bidding process in general works.

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Join the Gala Opening Night – Preview of Silent Auction Items – Home & Garden

In addition to some fabulous entertainment opening night, you will get the opportunity to participate in some fantastic live and silent auction activity!  Today, we share some of the items that you will find in the silent auction.

Thank you to the donors of each item.  They are noted in parenthesis next to each item.

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Thank You to Our New Sponsors

Thank you to our newest Festival Sponsors!

Apostolic Christian Church of Bloomington/Normal – Diamond

Illinois Farm Bureau – Silver

Axel Jimenez-State Farm Insurance Agent – Bronze & 4 Foot Tree
Northside Church of Christ – Bronze

Atty Robert Lenz – Contributor
Bortell Animal Hospital – Contributor
Kiwanis Club of Normal – Contributor

There are many ways that you can help to support the Festival.

Won’t you consider being a sponsor?  Click here for more information:

Meet Andrea Ostling and Val Funk – Festival Designers

Andrea Ostling and Val Funk of the Calvary United Methodist Church are designing for the first time this year.  We met up with them after they attended the Jeffrey Allan designer workshop.  They shared why they decided to design this year and the messages they want the Calvary preschoolers to learn.
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