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Volunteer OP-MSI-Holiday Decorations

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Master Gardeners and Others:

We are looking for people to help children assemble holiday decorations made from recycled and natural materials (such as Queen-Anne's-Lace) at the University of Illinois Extension table during the Museum of Science and Industry's winter A Home for All Seasons event.

This event is on December 13 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and will take place at the museum. You will have time for breaks and get a free lunch, a free tee-shirt and free entry into the museum. On your break feel free to visit the Christmas around the World display of evergreen trees decorated to represent a particular county or check out the Smart Home – Green and Wired.

The winter session of A Home for All Seasons will be geared toward ideas for going green during the holidays. Check out the special LED holiday lighting presented by ComEd. The first 500 guests to bring in their incandescent holiday lights for recycling will receive a free set of LED holiday lights. You can also find out about holiday decorations made from recycled materials and eco-friendly ways to wrap gifts. Wired magazine will be on hand to help guests check out the latest technologies and high-tech gadgets that make great gifts.

This volunteer opportunity is open to teen-age children and spouses too.

Please let me know if you are interested.

Sue McCarthy

Master Gardener Program Organizer

University of Illinois Extension

Cook County/ South Suburban District 1

5527 Miller Circle Drive, Suite A, Matteson, IL 60443

phone (708) 720-7500. fax (708) 720-7509

Usually available: Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.


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