Public asked for help with pavilion remodel

Rotarians Jim Tol and Rick Schroder show the donation meter for funding to improve and repair the Rotary Pavilion in downtown Rockford.

by BETH ALTENA The Rotary pavilion on the corner of Squire and Courtland streets has seen decades of visits with Santa, housed the $1,000 Event, Fiddle Fest, Resolution Walk, Start of Summer and Harvest Festival events and much more since Rockford Rotary built the structure in 1985. It has been a gathering place in the […]

‘Friends’ to host 10th annual Resolution Walk

Last year’s Resolution Walkers—as far as the eye can see, all with smiling 	Squire file photo

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL This New Year’s Day morning, plan on joining hundreds of Fred Meijer White Pine Trail users as they step into 2011 for a brisk four-mile walk. Hosted by the Friends of the White Pine Trail, this popular New Year’s Day tradition will mark its 10th year. The annual Resolution Walk […]

Here comes Santa Claus—in 67th annual parade

santaparadecrowd

The jolly old elf himself will be waving to crowds this Saturday, November 4 during the Rockford Chamber of Commerce’s 67th annual Santa Parade beginning at 11 a.m. From noon to 2 p.m. visit Santa, enjoy free milk and cookies and participate in fun activities at the Rotary Pavilion located at the corner of Squire […]

Chicken dinner, urban camping, first weekend of Harvest Festival

Harvestscarecrow

Hayrides, scarecrow, art kids events all three weekends “If the Colonel [Sanders] had our recipe he’d have been a General,” said Rotarian Rick Ehinger of the annual Rockford Rotary chicken BBQ dinner sale to be held this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The sale takes place at the Rotary Pavilion on the corner of Courtland and […]