National celebration full of food, fun, families

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photos by TOM SCOTT Rockford’s sixth annual National Night Out offered fun for families, free food and plenty of opportunity to play with law enforcement officers and firefighters. National Night Out 2011 in downtown Rockford included a giant cake with plenty for everyone, food grilled by local firefighters, and chances to dunk Rockford police and […]

Rockford Relay for life 2011 ‘profoundly moving’

Rockford fire fighters lead the first lap of Relay for Life each year along with an escort of Young Marines Color Guard.

The weather was wonderful for Rockford’s ninth annual Relay for Life American Cancer Society event. Beginning at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 20 with a first lap by Rockford fire fighters and the Young Marines Color Guard, the 24-hour event wrapped up another amazing year of fundraising with the goal of curing and preventing cancer. […]