Rockford Start of Summer Celebration

Photo by MELANIE RAGSDALE

Squire thanks friends for float The Rockford Squire staff would like to thank those who contributed to their Start of Summer Celebration parade float. Thank you to Ed Koehn Chevrolet for lending the truck, Post Berry Farms for the bushel baskets and crates, Rockford Ace Hardware for the beautiful plants, Pegasus Sports for the quick […]

Chamber praises celebration cooperation

Start of Summer Parade Grand Marshals (l–r) Linda Southwick, Polly VonEschen and Gay McDonald, along with John Scheidel (front seat), appear in the parade on Saturday, June 9. The four have been working on the Start of Summer Celebration for more than 20 years.	Photo by TOM SCOTT

Dear Editor, The Rockford Chamber of Commerce (RCC) would like to thank this great community, the businesses, and all the volunteers for their participation and support of another fun-filled Start of Summer Celebration. The RCC would like to sincerely thank the Start of Summer Celebration committee for all their hard work, tireless efforts and dedication […]

Chamber hosts annual Start of Summer Celebration

Playworld Amusements is providing this year’s midway and rides for the annual Start of Summer Celebration, June 7-10, downtown Rockford. The rides begin Thursday at 5 p.m. and Friday at noon.

The Rockford Chamber of Commerce and the Start of Summer Committee are hoping that the community is ready to say goodbye to another school year. This year’s annual Start of Summer Celebration is celebrating its 44th year with another fun-filled event that features plenty of chills and thrills for the entire family. The City of […]

Scottville Clowns celebrate with Rockford Mayor

MAYORAL MOMENT—Rockford’s Mayor Steve Jazwiec receives some lovin’ from members of the Scottville Clown Band during the Start of Summer Celebration. In addition to being mayor, Jazwiec was also celebrating his birthday on Saturday, June 11. According to Mayor Jazwiec, it was his 40th birthday.

   

Start of Summer fireworks light up the sky

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