Rockford Rotary joins with Rockford Lions to Support RHS Band

Rockford Community Can Drive to benefit the Rockford High School Marching Band
Event coordinator/contact: Deb Davis, Rockford Lions Club member, 616-723-1178
 
 
What:     Rockford Community Can Drive
When:    Saturday, February 19, 2022 - 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Where:   Parking lot at Great Lakes Ace Hardware
             643 Northland Dr NE, Rockford, MI 49341
 
Why:      The can collection trailers for the Rockford Lions, Rockford Rotary and the Rockford High School Band were all robbed on Saturday, February 12, Monday, February 14 and Tuesday, February 15 (Three different locations; multiple robberies each day)
 
The Rockford Lions and the Rockford Rotary are teaming up to host this can drive to benefit the Rockford High School Band in replacing their lost revenue from the robberies. The Band is gearing up for a trip to the Rose Bowl Parade in 10 months and we want to give the Rockford community the opportunity to help us turn this negative incident into a positive event!
 
Community members are invited to drive through the drop off area between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and volunteers from the Lions, the Rotary and the Rockford High School Band will be on hand to accept their donations of returnable cans and bottles. 
 
Spokespersons for the Rockford Lions, and the Rockford High School Band and Boosters will be available for comments at the event and prior. Please contact Deb Davis for further information. 
 
Please note: While the owners of Great Lakes Ace Hardware are supporting this effort with the use of their property for this event, no spokesperson will be available regarding this event. Thank you for your attention to this detail. 
Rockford Rotary joins with Rockford Lions to Support RHS Band 2022-02-17 05:00:00Z 0

Rockford Rotary Kicks off 2022 Duck Race

We kicked off sales for our 2022 Duck Race February 8th.  The duck race will take place at the dam in downtown Rockford at the Start of Summer Celebration on June 10th and 11th.  Race time is 5 p.m.  The ducks will be displayed in downtown business windows starting May 31st with online voting for the most popular duck starting the same day.  Trophies will be awarded for the Most Popular Duck (online), the Prettiest Duck (most money in the jar at the booth) and Fastest and Slowest duck (river race). If you are interested in purchasing a duck for this year's race, you can sign up HERE.  
 
Take a look at last year's decorated ducks HERE.  
 
Last year 206 area businesses decorated ducks.  We are shooting for 325 this year, so sign up now and get to work on that duck!  
Rockford Rotary Kicks off 2022 Duck Race Erik Luxhoj 2022-02-08 05:00:00Z 0

Prettiest, Fastest and Slowest Ducks

 
We had a great duck race weekend.  Thank you for everyone who came out and watched the race, voted on ducks, enjoyed the duck shoot and was able to visit our free book giveaway.  We had fun interacting with all of you.  The parade was a lot of fun as well!  Thank you also to all the businesses that sponsored a duck.  The duck race would literally not happen without you.  Thank you!  
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Rockford Rotary to Giveaway Books at SOS 2021

 
Promoting literacy is very important to our club.  We started Reading Rocks in Rockford and normally have our Hook a Book tent at that event to giveaway age appropriate children's books.  Reading Rocks was not able to be held this year due to COVID.  In lieu of that event, we will be giving away free age appropriate books to kids at our booth at Start of Summer.  Please stop by our booth (in front of the Rockford Hemp Co in downtown Rockford), vote for the duck you think is the prettiest (drop some money in a jar to help your duck win), participate in the duck shoot and have your child draw a duck to win a free book (everyone is a winner).  We look forward to seeing you on June 12th!
 
Rockford Rotary to Giveaway Books at SOS 2021 2021-05-24 04:00:00Z 0

Rockford Rotary Helps Plant Trees in Memorial Park

 
On May 1, 2021, Rockford Rotary helped other volunteers and the City of Rockford plant 27 trees in Memorial Park behind the Community Cabin in Downtown Rockford.    The tree planting is in celebration of Arbor Day and is in line with the City's ongoing sustainability program. 
 
Rockford Rotary Helps Plant Trees in Memorial Park 2021-05-04 04:00:00Z 0

Rockford Rotary 2021 Big Daddy Duck Race

 
 
We have been selling Big Daddy Ducks throughout the spring and have close to 200 entries for the 2021 race. We will race the ducks this year on Saturday June 12th @ 5pm as part of the Start of Summer festivities. It will start at the dam in Rockford and end in Richardson-Sowerby Park on the other side of the bridge.  Please come down and see the race. It is always a  lot of fun, and it is something that you don't see very often (large rubber ducks - many of which are decorated in all different ways - floating down the river).  Come see the ducks before the race as well.  We will display them all day on the 12th.  You can pick a favorite duck and vote for it with money.  The duck with the most money in its jar at the end of the day will win a trophy for the Prettiest Duck in Rockford.  Look for announcements on this website and our facebook page about voting online for each duck.  Online voting starts on May 31st.  We will award trophies for the fastest and slowest ducks in the river race.  Any person or family or business can enter the race.  To enter the race, you need to make a donation of $100 to Rockford Rotary.  It is still not too late to purchase a duck.  If you would like to purchase one, simply fill out our duck request form HERE.  We will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you for supporting Rockford Rotary! 
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