Festival of Trees Bloomington baby fold

The Baby Fold will host their Festival of Trees fundraiser until Saturday. In-person bidding is available from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. at Eastland Mall and online bidding will end at 7 p.m. Saturday.

The Baby Fold is finding a way to spread holiday cheer while adapting to guidelines.

The Festival of Trees event will be from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. from Nov. 16 to Nov. 21 at the pop-up Christmas marketplace at Eastland Mall. Biding for items on mobile devices will end at 7 p.m.

For 27 years The Baby Fold has been hosting the Festival of Trees. The non-profit organization will auction off decorated trees, wreaths and other holiday items.

The money raised from the auction is used to support the health and well-being of over 1,200 local children and families.

This pop-up Christmas marketplace will be both online as well as in-person. The new mobile auction website was made to make bidding easy, safe and more convenient.

Anyone can look at, bid on and purchase auction items on their mobile device from Monday, Nov. 16 until Saturday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m.

All safety guidelines recommended by the Illinois Department of Public Health will be followed, including wearing masks, limited guest capacity, enhanced cleaning measures and social distancing.

Those interested in learning more information regarding the event can visit their website.

ALEXIS PLUMMER is a News Reporter for The Vidette. She can be contacted at amplum1@ilstu.edu  Follow her on Twitter at @Lexi1Oliver

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