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Rockford's Harvest Festival begins Friday, 9/24

Ok Rockfordidians, This posting is merely a reminder of some of the events that will be happening in the town of Rockford during its  Annual Harvest Festival. Beginning Friday, the 24th from noon to 8, Saturday from 11 to 8 and Sunday from 11 to 5 is Rockfords Rotary Famous Chicken Dinner with curbside service so Moms,, put down that Apron, Grab the Kids ( & Dads Wallet) & head down to the Dam for an evening out. Also scheduled for the weekend is the famous BUILD YOUR OWN SCARECROW which runs pretty much the whole weekend during daylight hours, & of course the GREAT PUMPKIN will be shown in the Garden Park, along with other activities such as The Fiddle Fest, The Classic Car Show,  Hay Rides through the town of Rockford, A Tractor Pull Event for the Kids with registration beginning at 10:30 Saturday Morning 9/24 in the old Northland Pontiac Parking lot on main street & the pull starts off at 11am.

Rockford Rams Play Fifth Third Ballpark 10/1 7pm

Hey West Michigan & Rockford Residents,
 Grab the Fall Jackets & head to Fifth Third BallPark  for what I believe is to be the Rockford Rams 1st game in this ballpark, & the best part is their playing our rival Muskegon, who so far are undefeated in our league. The Rams lost their 1st league game last night in Grand Haven so I'm sure they'll be out in full force & with every trick up theirs sleeves to over come Muskegon and send them home pouting with their 1st loss. Game time is 7pm so get there early & show your support for the best team in the whole wide world. See ya there, Tom Scott

Rockford Rotary's 28th annual Chicken Bar-B-Q Dinner

From: Dave Speese, http://www.rockfordmirotary.org/

Downtown Rockford - Fri 9/24 and Sat 9/25 - 11am to 9pm and Sun 9/26 -11am to 7pm.

Enjoy dining in the Rotary pavillion or drive up service available. Dinners include one half of our famous recipe wood fired chicken, baked beans, potato salad, and coffee or punch.

Rotary undertakes many good works in our area and beyond.

Rockford Public Schools Hall of Fame Induction Dinner

From: http://www.rockfordschools.org/

The Rockford Public Schools Hall of Fame celebrates the accomplishments and contributions of Rockford Alumni and Rockford residents in categories of Cultural/Performing Arts, Academic/Career Accomplishments, Service to the Rockford Public Schools/Community, and Honorary Achievement.

The Hall of Fame Induction Dinner is open to the public.
Reservations can be made for $50 per person.

Saturday, October 2, 2010
Rockford High School Fine Arts Auditorium

5:30 – 6:15 p.m. – Appetizers
6:15 – 7:30 p.m. – Dinner
7:30 – 8:15 p.m. – Guest speakers and presentations
8:15 – 8:30 p.m.

Tickets available for Rockford Hall of Fame dinner

On Saturday, October 2, 2010, Rockford Public Schools will induct the 2010 Hall of Fame class.

If you want to attend the gala, now is the time to buy your tickets.

This year's honorees include:

  • Carole Baker, Honorary Achievement
  • Scott Baldridge, Academic/Career
  • Linda Blackmore, Honorary Achievement
  • Clarence Blakeslee, Service to the RPS Schools/Community
  • Neil Blakeslee, Service to the RPS Schools/Community
  • Erik Douglas, Academic/Career
  • Brett Grill, Cultural/Performing Arts
  • Linda Johnston, Academic/Career
  • Michael Lepech, Academic/Career
  • Michael Shibler, Honorary Achievement

The Hall of Fame Induction Dinner will be on October 2nd at the Rockford High School Fine Arts Auditorium.

Reservations can be made for $50 per person at www.rockfordschools.org/ref.