Arts Council offers raffle tickets to save Totally Arts Camp

From press release

Totally Arts Camp is a Rockford Park District summer program for children ages 5-14 held at Ellis Arts Academy in Rockford. The program offers high-energy, fun-filled classes in music, dancing, singing, creating and performing that enhance creativity and inspire youth to develop their interests and talents.

Rockford Area Arts Council has been involved since its inception in 1996 in working with the Rockford Park District to develop the program, identify artists, purchase supplies and provide artists’ assistants.

When the Rockford Park District slated Totally Arts Camp to be cut this year, Park District Commissioners received numerous e-mails from parents, grandparents and community members stating their support of the program and asking for reconsideration. The Rockford Park District has decided to scale the program to two sessions, and stated the need to raise money to save the program.

Rockford Area Arts Council is selling 2,000 raffle tickets to help raise money to offer the program this year. Prizes include cash prizes from $50 to $1,000 with winners being drawn daily and winning tickets going back into the drawing for future prizes. Winners will be posted at

Proceeds from the raffle go to support Rockford Area Arts Council and Totally Arts Camp. Tickets can be purchased at the Rockford Area Arts Council, 713 E. State St., Rockford.

For more information, contact the Arts Council at (815) 963-6765 or visit

From the April 28-May 4, 2010 issue

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