And Thursday the association launched the red ball raffle, the organization's major fundraiser. Raffle tickets are 10 dollars, and this year the prizes include, a trip for four to Orlando, a trip for two to Cancun and Las Vegas and a piece of fine jewelry.
The drawing will be held at the red ball gala dinner dance on October 8 at the Rockford Country Club.
Executive director Kim Wheeler says in the past, money raised has been used for various projects, including the boat duck, the downtown entertainment guide and holiday lighting.
Raffle tickets can be purchased at Rockford Bank & Trust, Lula’s Vintage Boutique and the River District Office.
For more information call 964-6221.