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‘Love Your Neighbor’ event set for Saturday

Published: Tuesday, June 3, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, June 3, 2014 3:32 p.m. CDT

ROCK FALLS – Of all the things there are to love about Rock Falls, chief among them is the people, and all the good things they do for one another.

You can learn all about them, and the services the community has to offer, at the city’s first “Love Your Neighbor” event, which will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday in the back parking lot at Rock Falls Middle School, 1701 12th Ave.

Sponsors WeCAN (Whiteside Community Action Network), First Christian Church of Rock Falls and other area churches are inviting one and all to come out for a few hours to mingle and learn.

“The point of this is for the community to know what’s in the community,” organizer Marge Sadowski said.

All kinds of city and county agencies, organizations and churches will be represented: Rock Falls police and fire departments, the Lincolnland Chapter of the American Red Cross, the Whiteside County Health Department, Rock Falls United Methodist Church’s Bear Necessities Personal Care Pantry, and Happy Tails Humane Society and Animal Shelter, to name a few.

There will be free cookies and hot dogs, and free family-friendly games to play. The Firehouse Museum is bringing a bounce house, and there will be firetruck to explore.

Rock Falls Mayor Bill Wescott will be on hand, and the Rock Falls American Legion Honor Guard will be teaching proper flag etiquette.

All activities are free, Sadowski said, and organizations still are signing on. Give her a call at 815-632-0931 if you have any questions or would like to be involved.

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