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The impact of your giving is clear!

For every tax-deductible gift dollar we receive as a donation, it allows us to further invest in downtown projects that make the River District even more desirable.

Here are a few highlights from 2017:

* We put on 4 successful Shop the Blocks as a way to encourage visitors to stay a while longer by shopping sidewalk sales, dining outside, and engaging with parklets.

* We offered 4 Historic Walking Tours of the River District in which we welcomed approximately 250 guests

* We offered 2 Historic Bike Tours of the River District welcoming more than 100 guests

* We seated 100 people at our 2nd annual outdoor community dinner on Water Street – Picnic en Plein Air

* We engaged an estimated 1,500 people with a halloween style Spook the Blocks with trick-or-treating, costume contest, games, activities, food and music.

* We welcomed new development and new businesses

* We worked with Forest City Beautiful and the Northern Illinois Community Foundation to continue downtown improvements - landscaping, garbage receptacles, wayfiding signs, and bistro seating.

* We sponsored several community events such as: River District 12 Bike Ride, Greenwich Village Art Fair, Rods on the Rock, Anything That Floats Raft Race, Head of the Rock Regatta, and Stroll on State.

* We interacted regularly with the RACVB, and the City of Rockford through Rockford Community Partners, to advocate that needs within our downtown community are being met.

To expand our work in 2018, the River District Association Board of Directors has a goal of raising $5,000 by the end of 2017. Please help us reach our goal by making a tax-deductible gift. Your contribution to the River District Association goes a long way in making our community a better place, a place that we want!

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