- Freeport murder suspect Damon Dixson taken into custody in Rockford
- Local gas station employee arrested for selling liquor to minor
- Renewable Fuel Standard delay ‘a mixed blessing,’ Bustos says
- Rockford delegation presents inaugural ‘Rockford Award’ to Norwegian Air
- Education in Illinois making slow progress, according to report
- Illinois GOP Congressional delegation: Obama’s immigration plan undermines rule of law
- Suspect, 17, charged in Halloween hit-and-run in Roscoe
- Saint Anthony College of Nursing president to retire
- Man found guilty in deadly August 2013 crash at Mulford and Garrett Lane
- ‘The Price is Right Live!’ at Coronado March 1; tickets on sale Nov. 21
Coronado Concert Association has new president
After 31 years at the Rockford Coronado Concert Association (RCCA), Mary Ann Smith has passed the “presidential baton” to longtime friend and board member Paul Baits. Recently retired as an electrical engineer from Hamilton Sundstrand, Baits has graciously and enthusiastically agreed to share his retirement with RCCA.
Baits has attended RCCA concerts for more than 50 years and has been a board member for 28 years. He is an accomplished pianist, business executive, dedicated community volunteer and adoring father and husband.
Mary Ann Smith’s brilliant talents and devotion to RCCA were boundless. Thankfully, she is not going far. She will continue as a RCCA board member. By unanimous vote, she has been appointed president emerita by the RCCA board, and will continue to actively support the Concert Association’s mission of bringing world-class music and dance performances to the Rockford region at affordable prices.
For more about RCCA, call (815) 968-9863 or e-mail email@example.com.
From the Sept. 19-25, 2012, issue