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Free festival for veterans, families

Published: Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

DIXON – A Fall Festival for veterans and their families only will be held Sept. 6 at Hillcrest Farm, 5412 Lowell Park Road, about 6 miles north of Dixon.

All activities are free.

Candice Miller, an educator with the University of Illinois Extension, will give a tour at 11:30 a.m. of the Garden for Veterans, and will discuss growing and harvesting cool-season crops.

At 1 p.m., Marilyn Csernus, an Extension educator in nutrition and wellness, will demonstrate new ways to prepare garden vegetables. Taste-testing and recipes will be provided.

There will be food, beverages, games and activities. Contact Lisa Valle, extension program coordinator, at or 815-732-2191 for more information.

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