RAM (Rockford Area Museum) artifact #2 ‘The story of the newspapers dress

Three girls entered a contest to celebrate the Rockford Register’s 100th birthday during the Start of Summer Celebration in 1971. Marcia Jo Bunn Brewer made a newspaper dress pattern from the Rockford Register and won the contest. Her prize was a telephone given by Michigan Bell. Marcia graduated from Rockford High School in 1973 and went on to become a licensed practical nurse. Joan Bunn, Marcia’s mother, was instrumental in the formation of the historical society.

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The Squire has been Rockford’s free weekly newspaper since 1871. Our loyal readership includes over fifteen thousand homes in the Rockford area, including the affluent Lakes area of Lake Bella Vista, Bostwick Lake and Silver Lake; Belmont, Blythefield, as well as Algoma, Courtland, Cannon and Plainfield Townships. The Squire is distributed through the U.S. Post Office every Thursday. We also deliver to in-town businesses and homes with paper carriers and news stands in our grocery stores and over thirty local shops.

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