Authors, visitors enjoyed first reading festival in Rockford

MAYORAL DUTIES—Rockford Mayor Chi Chi Rogers, dressed as a sneech and followed by Thing One and Thing Two, issued a mayoral proclamation for the Reading Fest in downtown Rockford and then wandered the event. She is pictured here by the Rockford Farm Market.

Only Rockford Ambulance was disappointed in the first Reading Rocks in Rockford festival organized by Rockford Rotary. The Ambulance booth, featuring bicycle safety, was too close to the allure of the Fire Department’s big red trucks, so youngsters tended to pass them by. The Rockford Fire Department was busy all day long during the event […]