This year REEEC will be participating in the 2011 Festival of Trees hosted by the Junior League of Champaign-Urbana. REEEC will provide a Slavic Story Time and Craft on Saturday November 19 from 2:20-3:20pm at, 88 Broadway in the Lincoln Square Mall in Urbana. Please join us as we read Patricia Polacco’s “Uncle Vova’s Tree,” learn a Russian song, and make a paper tree craft.
The 2011 Festival of Trees is the major fund-raising event of the year for the Junior league. One hundred percent of the proceeds raised by the event will be used for community grants and programs benefiting children and families in the Champaign-Urbana area. Junior League sponsors put together themed trees, wreaths, gift baskets, and even vacation packages for the festival. These are raffled or auctioned-off during the weekend.