Rep. Maurice West hosts Mother's Day luncheon

ROCKFORD, Ill (WIFR) -- State Representative Maurice West is recognizing the women in our community who own a business by hosting a free mother’s day luncheon.

More than 200 people attended the luncheon where all the food served was provided by local women-owned restaurants. West held the event to not only thank and honor the mother's in our lives, but to also boost our local economy by promoting local businesses. West says it's important to recognize the work these women do every day.

“One of the exciting things I'm learning about this position is being of service to my community. Yeah I go to Springfield to be a policy maker, but the best part of the job is coming back here and honoring and listening to and celebrating the people in my district."