The First Jane Addams Day Parade Dec. 10

StoryImage( ‘/Images/Story//Auto-img-116605086316522.jpg’, ”, ‘Left to right: Chairman of Rockford Board of Commissioners for Rockford Housing Authority Rick Cervantes, Andrew Kellogg, Kerry Knodle, Paige Thoma, Spencer Thoma, Jon P.M. Agustsson III, Shell Rodgers (Shelter Care Ministries) and Linda Wise.’);
StoryImage( ‘/Images/Story//Auto-img-116605076914490.jpg’, ”, ‘CEO and Founder of the Eden Foundation, as well as catalyst behind the future redevelopment of Jane Addams Village, Jon P.M. Agustsson III, is thrilled to have played a role in the first Jane Addams Day Celebration.’);
StoryImage( ‘/Images/Story//Auto-img-116604032126496.jpg’, ”, ‘Linda Wise of Rockford Park District’s Lockwood Park Equestrian Center with Jon P.M. Agustsson III, heading south on Seminary during the Jane Addams Day Parade. This walk would have been a daily routine for Anna Peck Sill, founder of Rockford Female Seminary College, and Jane Addams. It is possible that Rockford put on the first Jane Addams Day Parade in history. A special marker is being made for all who were in attendance. If you were one of the attendees, please send your name, written as you would like it shown on this historical marker, to’);

From the Dec. 13-19, 2006, issue

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