Food drive nets 900 pounds for Service Center

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Rockford Boy Scouts collect over 700 pounds of food

During Scouting Food for Food Week, over 700 pounds of canned food was collected and donated to North Kent Service Center by the Boy Scout Troop 228 of Rockford.

Girl Scouts celebrate Thinking Day 2010

Members of Brownie Troop 3360, (l–r) Iris Sneden-Smith, Aleiyah Nelson, Kaithlyn Myckowiak and Elizabeth Kinney, show off their paper flower hair decorations they made at the Mexican booth.

Over 100 Rockford Girl Scouts, leaders and parents gathered together at Our Lady of Consolation (OLC) to celebrate the 84th Annual World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) Thinking Day on Saturday, Feb. 27. This special day is celebrated around the world as Girl Scouts and Girl Guides set aside time to think […]

Lions, Rotary clubs team up for better health in Rockford

Jill Erickson, RN, screens for blood pressure problems as part of the Rockford Lions and Rotary clubs’ annual free health screening event.

Working together, the Rockford Lions and Rockford Rotary clubs teamed up for their second annual free health screening on Saturday, March 27 to serve the clients of the North Kent Service Center. The Rockford Reformed Church once again provided the venue for this screening of hearing, vision, blood pressure, podiatry, dental and pharmaceutical. Volunteering their […]

Lakes kids ‘fill buckets’ with blankets

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This year the students at Lakes Elementary School have been working on a new concept: bucket-filling. “Bucket fillers” are those who help without being asked, give hugs and compliments, and generally spread their love and good feelings to others. In contrast, “bucket dippers” rob us of happy feelings by refusing to help with a task […]