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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Festival of Trees Features Flightless Goose

Flightless Goose is one of the featured events at this year’s Festival of Trees at the Maryland State Fairgrounds — the east cost’s largest family-oriented festival, and the unofficial kickoff to the holiday season!

My wife and I will share the new book with children and their families at 7 p.m. on Saturday, November 29. Look for them in the Cozy Corner.

“If Santa had a theme park, this would be it,” boasts the website about the Festival of Trees — a three-day extravaganza of fairyland forests, gingerbread towns and toy train gardens, complimented by over 100 craft boutiques, holiday goodies and activities for kids of all ages. Not to mention a special line-up of entertainment for the whole family — including this premiere presentation of Flightless Goose.

Kennedy Kreiger Institute's Festival of Trees was established in 1990 as a fundraiser to benefit children with neurological disorders served by the Institute. This festival is the largest fundraising event of the year and the largest holiday-themed event in Mid-Atlantic region. Festival of Trees includes more than 500 beautifully decorated trees, wreaths and gingerbread houses designed by local artists, businesses and community groups, plus holiday crafts shopping, amazing items up for grabs at the silent auction, hourly live entertainment and, of course, Santa!

The 19th annual Festival of Trees takes place November 28 to 30 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium.

The festival benefits the more than 13,000 children with disorders of the brain and spinal cord served by Kennedy Krieger each year, raising funds for patient care, education and research. Since its inception, Festival of Trees has raised over $10 million to support these important programs.

You can print a $2 off coupon to bring with you to the event. Just go to the online forest!

www.festivaloftrees.kennedykrieger.org

For more about the Flightless Goose reading and other fun events, visit the festival’s entertainment page.

www.festivaloftrees.kennedykrieger.org

To learn more about Flightless Goose, the new childrens’ book by Eric & Nataliya Goodman, visit the online pond.

www.RunGoose.com

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