On Friday, October 11, 2019, our enthusiastic clients and team braved the rain to attend our Fall Adventure at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois. The weather was damp, but inside the Thornhill center was vibrant and cozy.  

As our guests arrived, they were greeted by the Acres team, who gifted them with lots of informational brochures and Jim  Schwantz’ famous honey. Afterward, they were given the opportunity to purchase raffles at the Youth 360 table. All proceeds from raffle sales went to benefit the program which provides life-changing services through substance abuse prevention education, counseling and housing. The raffle prizes were three, colossal fall themed gift baskets. Each one was unique and overflowing with goodies! In addition, there were raffle duos of famous apple pies from Kuiper’s farm and gift cards from retailers like: Starbucks, Kohls, and Home Depot.

As clients put their tickets in for their favorite prize, they settled into their tables after visiting the scrumptious breakfast buffet. After their bellies were full, our clients were treated to an educational seminar presented by Darryl Miller, Acres Expert. The talk detailed the fascinating benefits of trees. Each attendee earned 3 continuing education credits for attending.

After our raffle winners were chosen, there was a surprise waiting for our attendees! We had real trolls appear for a flash raffle drawing! The lucky winner was given a $100 visa gift card.

It was also announced that our partner organization for this event, Youth 360, raised over a thousand dollars for their cause!

After our mischievous trolls disappeared, the rain cleared just in time for a tram tour of the wonderful grounds at Morton Arboretum. A wonderful time was had by all.

We would like to thank everyone who attended and contributed to the success of our Fall Adventure at Morton Arboretum!