Children’s Home + Aid’s ‘Jazz on the Rock’ roars into the ’20s June 13

Online Staff Report

Grab your zoot suit, wing-tipped shoes, boa and long strand of pearls, and mark your calendar for the 15th Annual Jazz on the Rock, “Roaring ’20s Gala,” June 13 at Rockford Country Club. Hosted by Children’s Home + Aid’s Northern Regional Advisory Board, this roaring night of prohibition-era fun will provide necessary funding to support critical programs for children and families in the Rockford area.

“‘Jazz on the Rock’ is the Regional Board’s signature event, and we decided to liven it up this year with the Roaring ’20s theme,” said Regional Advisory Board Chairman Bill Decker. “We are looking forward to welcoming guests who want to dress the part and those who might not. Either way, it’s all about raising dollars to do whatever it takes to put children on the path to a better life and keep them there. Our future — yours, mine, and all our children’s — depends on it.”

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The event will take guests back to a time of gangsters and flappers, Keystone Cops, giggle water, bathtub gin and the exploding jazz of the era performed by Rockford’s own Soundscape. Dinner and cash bar will fill you up as the evening’s turn of events keep you on your toes, including Charleston dancing, a wine walk, auction, raffle and more. Tickets are $75 per person, with an optional Big Cheese Soiree preceding the gala for a “double sawbuck” ($20).

Children’s Home + Aid Northern Region has its headquarters in Rockford and is devoted to serving the area’s most challenged communities. The Northern Region of Children’s Home + Aid provides services in many of the counties in Northern Illinois. Services encompass the needs of the entire family, and include adoption preservation, child and family counseling, MotherHouse Crisis Nursery, Pregnancy and Early Parent Counseling, Healthy Families Illinois, foster care, and family support services. Children’s Home + Aid’s comprehensive, quality programs help children and families overcome the obstacles of poverty, abuse, and neglect to achieve healthy family structures and self-sufficiency.

Posted June 11, 2014

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