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Glen Ellyn wildlife center seeks community help to win $2,500 from Cantigny program

Published: Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 3:07 p.m. CDT

GLEN ELLYN – Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn is asking for its supporters' help to win $2,500 as part of this year's Community Tree Program at Cantigny Park in Wheaton.

The Friends of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, the nonprofit fundraising arm of the district, is leading the effort, which requires ornaments to create an owl-themed tree and votes to win the program.

People may “Gift an Owl” by donating glass, porcelain or feathered owl ornaments to decorate the tree or “Make an Owl. Take an Owl.” To participate in this second option, supporters can download an owl pattern from and use felt and other materials to make two ornaments, one for the Friends' tree and one for their own.

All owls are due by Oct. 31. Ornaments will be accepted at Willowbrook Wildlife Center, 525 S. Park Blvd. in Glen Ellyn; Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center, 3609 Spring Road in Oak Brook and the Forest Preserve District headquarters, 3S580 Naperville Road in Wheaton.

The Friends of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County encourages community members to visit the Robert R. McCormick Museum at Cantigny, 1S151 Winfield Road in Wheaton, Nov. 30 through Dec. 29 to vote for the Friends' tree.

The tree with the most votes will receive $2,500.

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