St. Elizabeth Catholic Community Center celebrates 101 years
Online Staff Report
To commemorate the 101st anniversary of the St. Elizabeth Catholic Community Center, Catholic Charities welcomes the public to celebrate with a picnic and reunion on Saturday, Sept. 29.
The picnic and reunion will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Center’s campus, 1536 S. Main St., Rockford. The celebration will feature food, games, entertainment, a blood drive sponsored by the Rock River Valley Blood Center, community awareness activities, and fellowship. Invitation to the picnic is open to the public. Admission and all activities are free. St. Elizabeth’s looks forward to honoring the past and embracing the future with the community they serve.
For the past century, St. Elizabeth Center has served the Rockford community through its emergency assistance programs, including a food pantry, clothing closet, furnikture and household good donations, and soup kitchen. St. Elizabeth Center also provifes subsidized before/after school childcare, preschool education classes, and summer camp. The mission of St. Elizabeth Center is to improve the quality of the community. Responding to the call of the Gospel, the staff seeks to serve all their brothers and sisters by being open to their needs. They are called to see Christ in everyone and to respect the dignity of each person. Having neither quotas nor restrictions, their goal is to provide services for support and aid in the development of personal and community goals.
With any questions regarding the St. Elizabeth Center 101st Anniversary Picnic and Reunion, please call (815) 969-6526. To schedule a blood donation, please call (815) 520-3195 for an appointment time.
St. Elizabeth Center thanks Catholic Charities, United Way of Rock River Valley, Rockford Chamber of Commerce, Northern Illinois Food Bank, and Rock River Valley Blood Center for their support.
Posted Sept. 26, 2012
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