Friday, November 28, 2008

Gilbert Gets 1,000 Visitors for Thanksgiving

Gilbert the Flightless Goose got 1,000 visitors for Thanksgiving; the official Flightless Goose website,, reached 1,000 unique visitors on Thanksgiving Day! Talk about something to be thankful for.

To celebrate, don’t forget that Flightless Goose is one of the featured events at this year’s Festival of Trees at the Maryland State Fairgrounds — the east cost’s largest family-oriented festival, and the unofficial kickoff to the holiday season!

Author and artist Eric & Nataliya Goodman will share the new book with children and their families at 7 p.m. on Saturday, November 29. Look for them by the fireside in the Cozy Corner.

Kennedy Kreiger Institute's Festival of Trees was established in 1990 as a fundraiser to benefit children with neurological disorders served by the Institute. This festival is the largest fundraising event of the year and the largest holiday-themed event in Mid-Atlantic region. Festival of Trees includes more than 500 beautifully decorated trees, wreaths and gingerbread houses designed by local artists, businesses and community groups, plus holiday crafts shopping, amazing items up for grabs at the silent auction, hourly live entertainment and, of course, Santa!

Festival benefits the more than 13,000 children with disorders of the brain and spinal cord served by Kennedy Krieger each year, raising funds for patient care, education and research. Since its inception, Festival of Trees has raised over $10 million to support these important programs. You can print a $2 off coupon to bring with you to the event. Just go to the online forest.

For more about the Flightless Goose reading and other fun events, visit the festival’s entertainment page.

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