On Saturday, the first phase of a project involving the Sinnissippi Oak tree took place. This large tree didn't make it through the July 5th storm. YouthBuild cut the tree into lumber boards. From there the plan is to make commemorative paperweights. Local artists will also make the wood into pieces of artwork to sell.
YouthBuild hopes to raise $15,000 to send kids to a conference in London. If you would like a paper weight call YouthBuild or fill out an order form at www.youthbuildrockford.org.