Stroll on State volunteers take down decorations, think toward future

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- Volunteers spent all day today taking down Stroll on State decorations all the way from Third Street to west of the river.

There were more than 100 Christmas trees, more than 80 presents, and 75 garland strands along that path.

Volunteers say they don't want to burden the city with anything, and that's why they wanted to leave the city looking better than they found it. All of the decorations were put away strategically to make way to building new decorations and think toward next year.

"At the end of the day, we do this for something much larger than ourselves, and what we like to do is when we're done, leave something better than how we found it. So when we're taking all this down, it's actually moving the city into the next season," said Stroll on State volunteer leader Joe Vettore.

Volunteers will start planning for Stroll on State after Rockford Sharefest this summer.