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The 7th Annual Festival of Trees

"I enjoy being in the Milestones’ Program because there are so many opportunities and services that are offered."

~ Family Services Parent

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November 20-22 2015

First Federated Church of Peoria's Life Together Center  
   3625 N. Sheridan Rd., Peoria (Corner of Sheridan & War Memorial)

Interesed in volunteering?  Click here to sign up. 

 Friday & Saturday ~ 10am – 8pm
Sunday ~ 10am – 5pm

Adults ~ $6
Seniors (60+) and Children (3 – 14) ~ $3
Children 2 and under ~ FREE

Thursday, November 19Jingle&Mingle

5:30 – 8:30pm
Jingle & Mingle” Kick Off Cocktail Party

Join us for hors d’oeuvres, cocktails  – and be the first to see and bid on our beautifully decorated trees.  Only $35 per person. 

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Friday, November 20

10am – 3pm
“Senior Day”
CLICK HERE for full schedule and reservation form
  For more information, contact Sandy Garza at 309-674-0105

Calling all seniors (60+)!  A special day for you is in store - visit to view our beautiful trees, find the perfect gift in our gift shop, experience live, on-going entertainment throughout the day and so much more.  Only $3 per senior and includes a cookie and coffee.  

3:30 – 6pm
“Girl Scouts Day”

Click here for Registration  For more information, contact Keri Hattan at 309-674-0105.

Register your Girl Scout troop for a fun filled evening.  Cost is $6 per girl and includes craft, scavenger hunt, a music activity, a presentation about Crittenton Centers, group photo, snack and drink.  Festival of Trees patch, only $2 each. 

6 – 8pm

“Central Illinois Youth Symphony Concert”

CIYS Small & Chamber Ensembles will provide music and entertainment amongst the beautifully decorated trees, wreaths, and centerpieces!  Only $6 per adult, $3 per child (2 and under are FREE).

Saturday, November 21
9 - 11am
"Brunch & Bubbly"

Brunch Invite

Join us for a delicious brunch (with sparkling wine!) and a presentation focused on “Door Swags and more” special presentation from Decor by Underwood's.  Only $30 per person or $240 for a table of eight.  Ticket price includes admission into Festival of Trees. 

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Noon – 6pm
“Family Fun Day featuring Julie K and Santa” (Julie K Show Times: 3:30pm and 5pm)
The weather outside might be frightful, but the fun inside will be quite delightful! Enter into our very own "whoville" of games to enjoy. Bring the kiddos for a fun filled day featuring two concerts by Julie K.  There will even be a visit from you-know-who in the big red suit.  Only $6 per adult, $3 per child (2 and under are FREE).

Sunday, November 22:

12:00 & 2:00pm Captivation Dance by Kaleigh

12:30 -2:30pm
“Sweet Sundae Tea”

Sweet Tea Invite 

 Oh the fun you will have and the things you will do, at our "Sweet Sundae Tea" you can be Cindy Lou. There will be crafts galore, performers to see and jewels to wear.  Join us for lunch and a sweet sundae bar to help Crittenton Centers. Tickets are $25 per plate or $200 for a table of 8. Ticket price includes admission into Festival of Trees. 

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Interesed in volunteering?  Click here to sign up.

Thank you to our 2015 Sponsors:






State Bank of Speet

Kuhl Ins

RJ Distributing


Sara E. Floral Stationery


Van Fleet





Sweet CeCe's



Interested in supporting this event or sponsoring a tree?  Click here to learn more.

For more information about this event or to become a sponsor or volunteer, please contact Sandy Garza, Development & Marketing Director, at 309-674-0105 x 202 or 

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