‘Jelly Bean Ball’ to raise funds for Easter Seals

The first ball in Rockford for parents, children, grandparents and grandchildren—a real family-focused fund-raiser—The Jelly Bean Ball—will be held from 4:30 to 9 p.m., March 27 at Forest Hills Country Club. Purpose is to raise funds for Easter Seals Children’s Development Center (ESDC). Tickets are $75 for adults with one child free.

ESDC will expand the number of children with disabilities and their families that they serve from the event proceeds. Sponsors of the event as of Jan. 25 are Morrissey Family Business, Alpine Bank, ComEd, SwedishAmerican Health System, Rockford Consulting and Brokerage, OSF St. Anthony Medical Center, Mutual of America, and Velasco and Associates.

Abigail and Paul Pribbenow are co-chairmen of the event, and Jim and Pam Keeling are host committee chairmen. Paul Pribbenow, Rockford College president and Abigail, an Easter Seals board member, have a 2-year-old son who attends Easter Seals Reggio Emilia Child Care. Jim and Pat Keeling will host a party for the host committee on Thursday evening in their home to kick off the event.

An Easter Seals Kids Committee has made recommendations to set the tone for the silent auction, food and decorations. Celebrating 36 years of service to the community by improving the lives of more than 1,400 children and their families this year, Easter Seals Jelly Bean Ball makes its debut and replaces CDC’s annual Night at the Races.

Serving a seven-county area, Easter Seals Children’s Development Center (ESCDC) provides caring and creative solutions for special needs children and their families. With 35 years’ experience, ESDC is the premier provider in northern Illinois. See http://www.easter-seals.org or www.easter-seals.org.

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