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Friends of Extension Group Hosts Cantigny Brunch to Support DuPage Community Programs

Aug 05, 2019 01:17PM ● By Hannah Ott

University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer horticultural questions and give guided tours.

Wheaton - Join the DuPage Friends of Extension on Saturday, August 17 for its Brunch at Cantigny fundraising event. Stroll through the breath-taking grounds and enjoy a delicious meal while supporting local community programs provided by the University of Illinois Extension throughout DuPage County.

“This event is a wonderful opportunity to explore the Cantigny Park while helping to sustain local programs that serve people of all ages,” said Marilyn Joyner of DuPage Friends of Extension. 

“Come to be inspired by the architecture, flowers and gardens, or to relax and eat with family or friends. You will enjoy a beautiful environment, wonderful people and delicious food.”

The event will be 11am-3pm with brunch served from 12-2pm. Tickets include parking and park access and amenities until closing. 

University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer horticultural questions and give guided tours. The event includes a silent auction with a variety of garden and gift baskets, as well as gift certificates to many restaurants and community businesses.

From now through August 11, the cost per person for the brunch is $50. After that, starting Aug. 12, tickets will cost $55 per person. All tickets include brunch, park access and parking. 

Purchase tickets by visiting dupagefriendsofextension.webs.com/. The Brunch at Cantigny is located at 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. The facilities and gardens are wheelchair accessible.

All proceeds will go to support University of Illinois Extension, which enhances youth, adult, family and community well-being through 4-H Youth Development, Nutrition and Wellness, and Horticulture education. Program examples include: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) learning opportunities for youth, nutrition education for all ages, and a wide array of Master Gardener volunteer projects, such as working with veterans at Cantigny Park, the youth at We Grow Dreams, the Ronald McDonald House, Therapeutic Horticulture for seniors, school programs, community gardens, and more.

For more information about the DuPage Friends of Extension and how you can join the effort, visit the website or contact Marilyn Joyner at mabelljoyner@comcast.net. The DuPage Friends of Extension is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is 100-percent volunteer driven.


Source: Rosie Ralston rralston@illinois.edu 630-553-5823