Fog/Mist
46°FFog/MistFull Forecast

It's a bird ... it's a plane ... it's a fundraiser!

Published: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT
Caption
(Michael Krabbenhoeft/mkrabbenhoeft@saukvalley.com)
"Snoopy 1," the MetLife blimp, could be seen flying over Sterling on Tuesday, as it was part of the Hawkins-Cassens Insurance Cookout, a fundraiser for Sauk Valley Food Bank. The event featured hot dog lunches, balloon animals, a bounce house and the Snoopy and Charlie Brown MetLife mascots. All proceeds from the event went to the food bank.
Caption
(Michael Krabbenhoeft/mkrabbenhoeft@saukvalley.com)
Snoopy waves to kids inside the bounce house during the Hawkins-Cassens Insurance Cookout on Tuesday in Sterling.
Caption
(Michael Krabbenhoeft/mkrabbenhoeft@saukvalley.com)
Koby Bell, 6, of Sterling, enjoys the bounce house Tuesday during the Hawkins-Cassens Insurance Cookout. Proceeds from the event went to Sauk Valley Food Bank.
Caption
(Michael Krabbenhoeft/mkrabbenhoeft@saukvalley.com)
Jacob Mertes (center), 2, and his sister, Maddie Mertes, 5, both from Morrison, laugh as Charlie Brown dances during the Hawkins-Cassens Cookout on Tuesday in Sterling.

"Snoopy 1," the MetLife blimp, could be seen flying over Sterling on Tuesday, as it was part of the Hawkins-Cassens Insurance Cookout, a fundraiser for Sauk Valley Food Bank. The event featured hot dog lunches, balloon animals, a bounce house and the Snoopy and Charlie Brown MetLife mascots. All proceeds from the event went to the food bank.

Get breaking news sent to your phone. Sign up for text alerts from Sauk Valley Media!

National video



Reader Poll

There’s a movement afoot in the Illinois Legislature to name former President Barack Obama’s birthday (Aug. 4) as a legal holiday in Illinois. What do you think?
Good idea
Bad idea
Not sure
No opinion