North End Commons presents Camp Fuller Festival

North End Commons presents Camp Fuller Festival


The North End Commons Business Association is putting on the Third Annual Camp Fuller Festival on Saturday, Sept. 14 this year—FREE and open to the public!

The festival takes place on Myott, King and Main streets and celebrates the history of nearby neighborhoods.

The opening ceremony will include a patriotic flag raising with Winnebago County State’s Attorney Paul Logli as master of ceremonies. Afternoon activities take place from 1 to 4 p.m. and include history re-enactors such as Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln, period music, children’s crafts and games, period costume judging, bicycle tours, hay rides, a special art scene, beer tent, Taste of the North End, raffle winners announced every hour, a celebration of Rockford’s 150th birthday, and a “Tribute to the Heroes of September 11th.”

Evening activities are from 6 to 11 p.m. and include the Taste of the North End, period music and dance lessons and a Theater Movie Hour.

Area businesses are encouraged to give a cash donation to the Association to help defray the costs. Or they can sponsor one of the children’s contests by giving Gift Certificates for their products or services, to be used as prizes.

Businesses who choose to donate will receive recognition as an Associate Sponsor in North End Commons mailings, posters, advertising, press releases and programs. They will have a chance to present the contest winners with gifts in the awards ceremony. Contributions should be mailed to the North End Commons Business Association, 1437 Myott Ave., Rockford, IL 61103; also contact Lynn Welin at (815) 636-7963.

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