Local company receives grant
By Jon McGinty
Careers, etc., a local employment firm, was one of several grant recipients from the Greater Rockford Area Arts Council Thursday, Feb. 2. The $750 will be used by Logan Camp of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW) toward expenses to bring the 1st Brigade Band to Memorial Hall on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, for a concert.
The 1st Brigade Band is a performance group from Watertown, Wis., that presents Civil War-era musical concerts and historical portrayals, using vintage instruments and sheet music. This fall’s concert will be the band’s third visit to Rockford in recent years.
The SUVCW is a direct descendant of the Grand Army of the Republic, the largest veterans’ organization in U.S. history, formed by Union veterans of the Civil War in 1866. Logan Camp 26 meets the first Wednesday of each month at Memorial Hall, 211 N. Main St., at 7 p.m. Civil War ancestry is not required for membership. For more information, visit the website at www.logancamp26.com.
From the April 18-24, 2012, issue
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