Jellybean Ball fund-raiser a family-friendly success

Easter Seals Children’s Development Center announces that its first annual Jellybean Ball raised a total of $29,000 for the nonprofit organization, which serves children and families throughout northwest Illinois. The family-friendly ball (the first of its kind in Rockford) took place at the Forest Hills Country Club on March 27, and was attended by a sold-out crowd of more than 300 individuals, including many infants and children.

Easter Seals Children’s Development Center wishes to thank the 2004 Jellybean Ball corporate sponsors: The Morrissey Family Businesses, Alpine Bank, Cedric and Tara Blazer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, ComEd, Coyle-Varland Insurance Agency Inc., LaSalle Bank N.A. Wealth Management Group, Northern Illinois Building Contractors Association, Rockford College, Rockford Consulting and Brokerage Inc., Stillman BancCorp N.A., SwedishAmerican Health System, Mutual of America, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, and Williams & McCarthy. Media sponsors were 11th Street Express Printing, Forest City Sign Co., Insight Communications, Shadowchasers Photography, and Velasco & Associates marketing agency.

Easter Seals Children’s Development Center is in its 36th year of building foundations for young children through developmental, therapeutic, child care, and parenting support services. To learn more or to inquire about child care/preschool openings, call 965-6745 or visit

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