Polly’s Passions

Harvest Fest coloring contest winners enjoy their prizes.

October 13, 2011 // 0 Comments

  More than 50 children showed their incredible talent for The Rockford Squire newspaper’s coloring contest for Harvest Fest. The judges had a difficult time selecting the winners, because everyone did such a great job. However, after much discussion, the following claimed the prizes for the contest:   • ages 3-5: first place, Liliana Dunbar, 5; second [...]

After Hours features Mini Taste of Rockford

September 29, 2011 // 0 Comments

DreamMaker showrooms, delicious food at networking by BETH ALTENA Polly VonEschen of Polly’s Passions and Jayne Wolf of DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen stand behind a display of Polly’s candies. Bill and Jayne Wolf of DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen know how to host a networking event. The September 12 Rockford Chamber After Hours held at the showrooms, 4658 West River [...]

Baskets in the Belfry to close after 33 years

June 9, 2011 // 0 Comments

Owner will stay surprisingly near as Polly’s Passions by BETH ALTENA Polly VonEschen is pictured here with long-time coworker and friend Pat Kinney. VonEschen is closing her business, Baskets in the Belfry, but plans to stay near—actually, in exactly the same spot—with her candy company Polly’s Passions. The Baskets in the Belfry famous chocolate fountain may be [...]