Rockford Park District celebrates 100th birthday
Friday, March 27, 2009
Posted March 27, 2009 @ 10:29 p.m.
ROCKFORD (WREX) - Friday was the Rockford Park District's birthday, and this year was a big one. About 300 people were on hand for the 100th anniversary celebration which included music, food and a theatrical production.
The event was held at Rockford College.
Tim Dimke, executive director of the district, says, "It's just a time to reflect on where we've been and appreciate the great parks and recreation that this community has afforded to it, and plan even better for the next century."
"It's about building a dream," says Doug Brooks, president of the Park District Board of Commissioners. "It's about recalling what, how the park district got to where it is today, and really thinking about all the people who helped us get here today and build that dream."