Rockford MELD to host 7th Annual Fall Celebration

Rockford MELD to host 7th Annual Fall Celebration


Rockford MELD is hosting their 7th Annual Fall Celebration, “Building Strong Families for the Future,” from 6:30 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, Sept. 21 at Giovanni’s Restaurant and Banquet Facility, 610 N. Bell School Road. The evening includes dinner, silent auction, live auction, car raffle and entertainment and dancing to the “6 of 1” Dance Band of Chicago. Tickets are $50 a person or $500 for a table of 10.

The raffle is a chance to win a 2003 Toyota Camry LE, fully equipped. Raffle tickets are $20 each and can be purchased at all Riverside Community Bank locations, all Stone’s Hallmark stores, Anderson Toyota at 6555 E. State St., the MELD office at 428 N. First St., and at the event. Raffle drawing will be held Saturday, Sept. 21 at Giovanni’s Restaurant.

Primary sponsor of the Event is Bank One, with major sponsors including Rockford Products, Woodward, Anderson Toyota, Riverside Community Bank, Associated Bank, Mechanical Inc. and 13 WREX-TV.

Rockford MELD—Educating and Supporting Young Families and Youth—exists to encourage independent families by providing access to resources, life skills, parenting information, program-based housing and prevention education. MELD serves pregnant and parenting teen mothers and fathers, their children and at-risk youth in our community.

Proceeds from the event will benefit MELD programs and services. For more information or to make reservations, call the MELD office at (815) 965-8336.

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