Tuesday, October 13, 2015

UIS Celebrates Historical Restoration With Harvestfest

Historical restoration was in full celebration mode for the autumn season.

Saturday people came together on the University of Illinois Springfield campus to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Elijah Iles Foundation restoring the namesake house in Springfield.

The party took place at the Strawbridge-Shepherd House on the campus, which the foundation also helped to restore.

A volunteer says Saturday's event showed the power of community spirit in making something happen. "It's a chance to reinforce those bonds, and celebrate a wonderful that's happened of the cooperation of many individuals and organizations in the city," said volunteer, Sue Massie.

This story appeared online on WICS Newschannel 20 on Saturday, October 10, 2015.

Watch the story here.