Bluestem Earth Festival returns to USF
4/24/2019, 9:03 p.m.
Joliet - The University of St. Francis (USF) welcomes the sixth annual Bluestem Earth Festival to campus on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Pat Sullivan Recreation Center and on quad area on the university’s main campus in Joliet. The festival will feature over 90 eco-conscious exhibits and vendors, earth-friendly activities, live demonstrations, local food and children’s activities. Families with children can stop by the Bluestem Children’s Tent for crafts, activities, a fun presentation on “The Dynamic Energy of Worms” by Joan O’Keefe, as well as an interactive animal program from Scales and Tales Traveling Zoo.
The festival is free to attend and is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate and their associates. For more event information, visit bluestemearthfestival.com. Also taking place in conjunction with the Bluestem Earth Festival will be a Will County document destruction event on Saturday, May 18 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the USF parking lot at the corner of Taylor Street and Plainfield Road in Joliet.
The event is open to Joliet residents only, who can bring the following for on-site shredding: personal documents, old check stubs, bank statements, old files, IRS forms, and other miscellaneous documents. There is a three-file box maximum per vehicle. The following items will not be accepted: business documents, newspapers, school assignments, metal items, corrosives, hazardous waste, food waste or wet documents.