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Altgeld Hall in winter
Altgeld Hall in winter

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News Release

Contact: Ellen Andersen, NIU Special Events
(815) 753-1999

December 2, 2008

Altgeld Hall to welcome community Friday
for annual Holiday Family Celebration

DeKalb — Northern Illinois University President John and Barbara Peters invite families for a fun-filled evening of music, crafts and refreshments at the annual Holiday Family Celebration from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5.

Visitors to historic Altgeld Hall can hear a festive handbell choir perform at 5:30 and 7 p.m. and learn how to create music with their own handbells.

Families also can learn about nutrition and how to use the colors of the rainbow as a dietary guide. They then can put their knowledge to use as they play the rainbow nutrition game; a pot of gold awaits at the end.

Tours of “The Castle” and visits with President and Mrs. Peters round out the celebration.

Admission and parking are free for the event, which is open to the public. Contact Ellen Andersen at (815) 753-1999 or via e-mail at for more information.

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