Due to the generous support by the Rockford community of the Rotary Club of Rockford’s fundraiser, Rotarians Jim Tol, President and Erik Luxhoj, Secretary were able to present a check for $30,000 to Rockford City Manager Thad Beard and Mayor Ed to help fund the new Stage at Garden Park.

According to Beard construction on the new stage is slated for this spring with the goal to have the new stage ready for summer concerts in park.

The Rotary Club has on ongoing can and bottle return drop off site at Knape Industries Inc, 10701 Northland Drive, Rockford. The trailer is available for drop-offs 24/7 to make it easy to donate.