No cigarette butt or candy wrapper left behind by Trash Team

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 Mike Walden, team leader Ruth Reickard, along with Rockford High School students Mitch and Matt Dickenson. (Not pictured: RHS graduate Jake Schemmel.)

Rockford church youth make clean sweep during SOS Celebration by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Perhaps the most popular of all of the events hosted by the City of Rockford, the Start of Summer (SOS) Celebration kicked off the summer vacation season this past weekend with a jam-packed three days of festivities. There was something for […]