'Fund' fest for EIU

CHARLESTON- A relief 'fundfest' being held at Coles County Fairgrounds in response to lack of higher education funding resulting in staffing reductions.

Since the start of the year many EIU employees have been laid off due to the state budget impasse. Support EIU Employees, a new non profit, is hoping to aid in relief with a benefit fundraiser on April 30th at the Coles County Fairgrounds from 11:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. 

No charge is required to attend the event but donations will be accepted. Music, food vendors, silent auction items and even appearances from Senator Scott Bennett (D), Champaign and Bill Weber former EIU Vice President for Business Affairs. 

The Coles County Fairgrounds are located at 603 W Madison Ave, Charleston, IL 61920.