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Prettiest Duck in Rockford Awarded to Great Lakes Hospital for Animals

Congratulations to Great Lakes Hospital for Animals on winning the 2024 Prettiest Duck contest as part of the annual Big Daddy Duck festivities. 
 
The big winner is Hand2Hand who helps to provide meals for weekends and extended school breaks for food insecure students because "a hungry child hurts".
 

2024 Big Daddy Duck Race

Congratulations to the winners of the 2024 Big Daddy Duck Race!   Fastest Duck honors go to Re/Max United.  
 
The Slowest Duck award winner is Chris Carlson of Edward Jones.
 
Thank you to all the businesses and individuals who supported this year's event! 

2024 Most Popular Duck Contest

Voting for the 2024 Most Popular Duck in Rockford ended at 8 p.m. on Friday June 7th.  Congratulations to the winner of this year's title for Most Popular Duck in Rockford: Dependable Fire Protection! They captured the title with 4086 votes! That is almost 1000 votes more than last year's winner (ChoiceOne). You can view the complete voting results here: VOTING RESULTS PAGE.  You can view the decorated ducks online here: DECORATED DUCKS PAGE. And you can view the ducks in person at these businesses in downtown Rockford:  Gliks, Edward Jones-Aimee Ohlman, Ila & Lucille, The Edge, Everywear, The Local Basket Case, and Farmers Insurance.  There are also ducks on display at Rockford Barber Shop.
 
Join the fun this World Polio Day
as we partner with
ROCKFORD BREWING COMPANY for the

2nd Annual Pints for Polio!
 
When:  Tuesday, October 24
Time:    11 am - 9:30 pm
 
GET YOUR NAME ON THE SUPER HERO WALL OF FAME!
You can be a Super Hero by joining in the fight to Eradicate Polio!  Get you name on the wall of fame with your donation
 
PAINT THE DAY PURPLE!
Rockford High School students and advisors will be on hand from 3-9 pm for the Purple Pinkie Project!  For a minimum of $1 donation, have your pinkie nail painted purple in solidarity with children around the world who are being immunized against Polio.
  Only 2 countries have a wild polio endemic - Pakistan and Afghanistan.
 
Each dollar received to END POLIO will be matched 2:1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation!  Where else can your dollar make a life changing affect on a child's life?  DONATE TODAY!
 
 
Take Action to help others in your community.
Build Friendships and Serve Together to impact the world.
Have Fun doing good for those around you. 
                                                               
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