Two Baby Fold/Festival of Trees Interns Graduate!

ISU’s Brittany Trussell and IWU’s Amber Spiewak graduated this May!  These special ladies were both volunteer Interns within the Development and Public Relations department, coming to us with a specific desire to serve in the “events planning” realm. For the grand finale of their interning – each Intern served in a leadership role for Festival of Trees and as a liaison to another specialty area or event.  They more than fulfilled their roles at The Baby Fold!  These ladies each served over an extended time, not just one semester!

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TBF Intern for D&PR, ISU Grad after tonight!

Brittany Trussell graduates tonight, Friday, May 6, 2011 from the College of Communication with ISU – with a Bachelor of Science degree – majoring in Public Relations.  Her bright smile and all of her enthusiasm will be tremendously missed at The Baby Fold.  She started out as the Events Coordinator’s intern mainly for Festival of Trees, but soon became a friend and someone the whole department of Development and Public Relations could depend upon.  Thank you Tom Lamonica from ISU for recommending Brittany!  Congratulations and best wishes go out to Brittany as she starts a new journey!!

Getting involved with Festival of Trees

I love The Baby Fold’s Festival of Trees and the community it celebrates.  How do I get involved?

Each and every year, we hear someone say “I would love to be a part of Festival, but I’ve  never been asked to help.”  Consider this your official call to action!  Festival is successful because of the hundreds of dedicated volunteers, designers, and sponsors just like you.  An event as large as Festival takes year-round planning and we could sure use your help! Continue reading “Getting involved with Festival of Trees”

Festival of Trees Designer/Volunteer Recruitment Party (April 16)


What:  The Festival of Trees Designer/Volunteer Recruitment Party

Hosted by: The Baby Fold and Jeffrey Alans

When: Saturday, April 16th with 2 Sessions: 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Where: The Baby Fold’s Training Center @ 612 Oglesby Avenue, Normal, IL 61761
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Festival of Trees sees record attendance, surpasses $1.5 million in revenue

The Baby Fold’s annual Festival of Trees was able to attract 13,500 attendees to its new location at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum while pushing the fund raising event’s 17-year net total to $1,627,018.

The announcement was made as part of the Festival’s check presentation Tuesday morning at The Baby Fold’s Centennial Training Center.  A check in the net amount of $180,500 was presented from the Festival of Trees leadership to The Baby Fold. Continue reading “Festival of Trees sees record attendance, surpasses $1.5 million in revenue”

Festival looking for creative and caring volunteers

The Festival of Trees is looking for over 800 volunteers to help support this year’s holiday event.  Festival volunteer opportunities are available in all shapes and sizes, perfect for church groups, corporate departments, social groups, families, couples and individuals.  We need volunteers to help with set-up, event staffing, and tear-down of the event.  To see the complete list of volunteer needs and time slots, visit our volunteer page today!