Rantoul harvest festival about far more than crops

Rantoul harvest festival about far more than crops

Celebration focus is on diversity, practical topics

RANTOUL – The fourth annual Rantoul Harvest Festival featuring public education, workshops and multicultural presentations will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Wabash Park.

The festival is an effort to celebrate the diverse populations of Rantoul, while structuring public education with cultural workshops. Topics include fire safety, wellness on wheels health screening and information on housing and legal matters.

Also information will be available about services for employment, health and farm worker services. The festival is offered by the Illinois Migrant Council with the cooperation of the state Department of Employment Security, the Illinois Migrant Legal Assistance Project, the state Department of Human Services, the Illinois Department of Public Health, the Center for Minority Health Services and local students and residents.

For more information call Celina Villanueva at 773-738-3971 or Esperanza Gonzalez at 312-663-1522.