June 16 2011

Kids invited to run, bike, swim with law enforcement

June 16, 2011 // 0 Comments

Local law enforcement invite kids to the seventh annual triathlon. Michigan State Police trooper Kevin Sweeny invites area youth to get a jump on summer fun and enjoy a day of activity and refreshments with officers of the Michigan State Police, Rockford Police Department and the Kent County Sheriff. The seventh annual Rockford Area Kids Triathlon will take place at [...]

No cigarette butt or candy wrapper left behind by Trash Team

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Rockford church youth make clean sweep during SOS Celebration by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Standing in front of their headquarters tent, just outside the Lions’ beer tent, is one of Rockford United Methodist Church’s SOS Trash Team crews with just a few of the well over 200 bags of accumulated trash picked up during the three-day festival. Pictured are (l–r) crew leader [...]

Free events at Children’s Tent an SOS tradition

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Lauren “Candy” Clymer, 7, shows the pipe-cleaner earrings she made. “Flower Power” girls pose for a picture. A young dog-lover displays the shirt she designed.                     A happy celebrator wears a crown of butterflies.                     Photos by GEORGIA [...]

Rockford girl is hair hero

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                    Sara Kraus, a second-grader at Lakes Elementary School in Rockford, cut off eight inches of hair, which was donated to Children with Hairloss. They will use her donated hair to make a wig for a child in need. Sara wanted to help out another child because she wanted other children to have pretty hair and [...]
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