‘Show of Hands’ to support our troops

Staff Report

First Northern Credit Union and Lou Bachrodt Auto Mall are holding an event at Lou Bachrodt Auto Mall, 7070 Cherryvale North Blvd. in Rockford to support troops in remembrance of 9/11.

The public is being asked to bring a decorated hand to Lou Bachrodt Auto Mall between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 6, along with a $1 donation. Donations are going to benefit Operation Homefront Illinois.

Operation Homefront Illinois’ mission is to provide emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors.

“We strongly believe in Operation Homefront’s mission and are happy to help in any way we can,” says Jon Pick, district manager of Financial Sales/Service for First Northern Credit Union. “Having this event is a fun way to help the community get involved and also show that even though we’re almost at the 10-year mark, we still remember.”

You can download hand prints from www.97zokonline.com, www.Q98.5online.com, www.967theeagle.net or www.1440wrok.com. They will also be available the day of the event.

Two steel beams from the World Trade Center will be on display. The beams will be used for the Winnebago County 9/11 Emergency Responders Memorial that is planned to be built in Rockford.

Make donations at the Auto Mall or online at www.winnebago911memorial.org.

From the Aug. 3-9, 2011, issue

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