Locally Grown, Fall Edition 2023

Carbondale New School

Serving Southern Illinois since 1974

The mind is a fire to be kindled, not a vessel to be filled

Locally Grown Fall Fundraiser


A special Halloween edition of our annual Locally Grown fundraiser will take place Sunday, October 29 from 1-5 P.M. at Touch of Nature, Camp 2. Games, crafts, activities and much more! For more information, download our flyer.

Thanks to Our 2023 Fall Locally Grown Sponsors!
SIU Credit Union   Don Taco
Thanks to Our 2023 Fall Locally Grown Sponsors!
Century21 EnviroTech AES Solar
Touch of Nature

Touch of Nature is Southern Illinois' premier outdoor education center, located on over 3000 acres bordering Little Grassy Lake & the Shawnee National Forest. Well known for their camps, meeting facilities & community events, we thank them for hosting this special edition of our Locally Grown fundraising event!

Thanks to Our 2023 Fall Locally Grown Sponsors!
State Farm Crain Funeral Home Egyptian Electric
Lyle's AutoBody   Melodious Bindery
Thanks to Our 2023 Spring Locally Grown Sponsors!
Hilton Home2 Suites   Southern Illinois G.I. Specialists
Caseys   Melodious Bindery

Locally Grown Spring 2023

Locally Grown is Carbondale New School's single biggest annual fundraiser. It has games and art activities for kids, and rock 'n roll for everyone. Whether you want to sit in the sun and watch the kids play, or rock out on the dance floor, it's all going on at Turley Park, Saturday April 15, 2023 at 1:00 P.M..

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Geri Petterson Shawler Psychology Lyle's Autobody

Thanks to all our 2023 event sponsors! Our bands for 2023 are:

  Band FB
Loose Gravel Loose Gravel Loose Gravel
Music with Molly Music with Molly  
Brian Croft & Friends Brian Croft Friends & Family  
EZRental   Legence Bank
Ready, Aim, Fire

Activities for the kids (and adults!) include:

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Every year at Locally Grown, there is one particular moment that I wait for: the band and the adults are wrapped up in a song, the kids are enjoying the games, our volunteers are having fun with each other and the kids---and for a moment, time stands still. That is IT; when you know you've had a hand in creating THAT--it's a feeling you can live on for a year.

--Robin Cardwell-Mullins, 2016 CNS Director of Fundraising

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Admission to Locally Grown is free while wristbands for fun activities for children, such as face-painting, paint-pendulum, Jenga, Angry Birds, a mini-golf course and much more, will be available for $10. Festival t-shirts will be available for purchase at $15 (kids) and $20 (adult sizes). Food and beverages will also be available to purchase at the festival.

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Thanks to all our 2023 sponsors!
Vogler Ford   Flame Grill & Bar
Re/Max Realty Fager-McGee Construction Calliope Botanics
Autism Society of SI   Enviro-Tech Termite & Pest Control