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University of Illinois Extension serving Jo Daviess, Stephenson and Winnebago Counties

Stephenson County
Highland Community College, Bldg R
2998 W Pearl City Rd
Freeport, IL 61032
Phone: 815-235-4125
FAX: 815-232-9006
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

Jo Daviess County
204 Vine, PO Box 600
Elizabeth, IL 61028
Phone: 815-858-2273
FAX: 815-858-2274

SNAP Ed Office
650 North Main St
Rockford, IL 61103
Phone: 779-423-0982

Winnebago County
1040 North Second Street
Rockford, IL 61107
Phone: 815-986-4357
FAX: 815-986-4329

News Release

Everything Evergreen

On Saturday, December 9 from 9 a.m. to noon at the CTE Academy, 950 US Rt 20 Elizabeth, IL, University of Illinois Extension will be hosting an Everything Evergreen class where participants will be decorating an evergreen wreath and creating an evergreen centerpiece to decorate their home for the holidays. The cost of this class will be $45. To register or for more information please visit us online at or call us at 815-858-2273.

Drew Groezinger of Groezinger Produce Farms and Clara Joyce Flowers will first give participants a short lesson on different evergreen varieties and types and some advice on which evergreens work best for decorating. After the presentation, Drew will help advise participants on decorating an evergreen wreath and then creating their own evergreen centerpiece out of fresh greens.

At the conclusion of the program each participant will have a beautiful evergreen wreath and centerpiece to take home with them to help brighten up their homes for the holidays.

Source: Margaret Larson, County Director,

Local Contact: Alex Burbach, Program Coordinator - Jo Daviess County,