July 11 ‘Party on the Rock’ raises funds for emergency responders memorial

Online Staff Report

The Second Annual “Party of the Rock” fund-raiser for the Winnebago County 9/11 Emergency Responders Memorial will be from 5 to 10 p.m., Thursday, July 11, at Prairie Street Brewhouse, 200 Prairie St., Rockford.

The event will also memorialize crew (pilot Andy Oleson and nurses Jim Dillow and Karen Hollis) of Rockford Health System’s REACT helicopter who died in a Dec. 10, 2012, crash.

The July 11 fund-raiser will feature music by Johnny Russler and The Beach Bum Band (“Jimmy Buffett”-style music), Gaelic Fury Irish Pub Band featuring REACT Helicopter Pilot Danny McDade, food by Backyard Grill and Bar, a silent auction, big four and 50/50 raffles, Forest City Queen boat rides ($2 per ride), specialty drinks and a fireworks display. Cost $20 per person.

Dinner on the Dock that night, outside on the river at the same location, features music by Miles Nielsen and The Rusted Hearts.

Posted July 10, 2013

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