Dupage Friends of Extension

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DuPage Friends of Extension

Dear Friends,

Once again, the DuPage Friends of Extension have the honor of extending you an invitation to our annual summer fundraiser – Brunch at Ball Gardens.  Join us on Saturday, July 15, 2017 for an afternoon of delicious food, good people, and an enjoyable time.  Relax in the beautiful gardens of Ball Horticulture at 622 Town Rd., West Chicago, IL.  Master Gardeners from the Extension are available to guide you through the gardens.  Or, if you prefer a self-guided tour, please feel free to roam.  Meet new friends and share with existing ones.

Just a wonderful way to enjoy and relax with Mother Nature and a wonderful way to support your community educational programs provided by the University of Illinois Extension.  Yes, the 4-H Youth Development Program; Learning for Life continues to instill positive values for our youth.  According to a study by Tuft University, “4-Hers do better in school and are more likely to see themselves going to college.  Are less likely to engage in risky behavior. Contribute more to their communities.”

Yes, the Master Gardeners continue their outreach to the DuPage Convalescent Home, schools, and to you.  However, they are now involved in working with young adults with disabilities at We Grow Dreams, helping Veterans at Cantigny, and serving patients and families at Ronald McDonald House.  There is an extensive list of what they do at the Extension.

Other programs like robotics, spring break workshops, and summer programs enhance our children’s learning throughout the year.  STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) is an action (verb) at the Extension not a noun,

Our communities in and around DuPage need these programs.  They are critical to positive thinking and positive living.  So, join us on Saturday, July 15th.  Help keep these programs and more alive and strong.  With no State funding, reduction in funding from other agencies, lay-offs and program reduction stands by the Extension door.  You can make a difference

Remember Save the Date and Time

Saturday, July 15th, 2017                                        Gardens open from 11:00 am to 3:00pm

Brunch served from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm           Silent Auction 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Per person: Advanced Tickets $46.00  -   Tickets After July 12th $51.00

 See you soon,

Marilyn Joyner,

DuPage Friends of Extension