Friday, September 16, 2011

Fall Flower Power Campaign

The RCC is selling bulbs for Spring 2012, can you believe it, it's just around the corner. There are catalogs and order forms available in the community center or you can ask any of the members for information. If you are comfortable ordering on the computer, you can log on to click on the PRODUCTS tab and take a look. When you place your order you can search for the Rockford Community Center as the charity you are sponsoring and it will automatically track to our account. It's super easy, you can pay with a credit card and the shipment gets delivered right to your door step and they guarantee their product. They also have a bonus, order 4 items and you will get some free miniature daffodil bulbs as well.
Speaking from personal experience, I ordered deer resistant plants and summer bulbs during the spring campaign and they were nice and healthy and the deer didn't even eat them so that was a double bonus for me. Call if you have questions (509)291-3605.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Come Visit the Rockford Community Center

The Rockford Community Center is open. We are located at 229 South First, just behind the Methodist Church. Current hours of operation are Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM and evenings from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The center is currently staffed by volunteers. If you would like to become a volunteer and help staff the center give us a call at 291-3605. The more volunteer staff we have the more hours the center can be made available to our community and of course, kids are always welcome.
If you are looking for a place to hold a meeting or teach a class, give us a call. If you have other questions please call me at 220-6779.

Rockford Roast is in the House!

New batch of fresh roasted coffee is available at the community center. Packaged in 1 pound bags, premium blend of Sumantran, Ethiopian, and Guatamalan coffees and locally roasted by our friends at Roast House Coffee. Come and try it out.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Hot Rockford Nights

WOW! Another successful car show for the Rockford Lyon's Club. I don't know how many cars were there today but talk about some shine and sparkle, those cars were awesome! They had great music, great cars, wonderful people and the weather could not of been any better for this event. The nice summer breeze kept everyone cool and comfortable. We had several vendors set up for the market and there were some of the nicest visitors strolling through the Rockford City Park. I had the opportunity to sit and visit with David K from Tekoa, age 71, still farming and playing with his truck. What a nice man, bet he has many stories to share.

Remember we will have the market each Saturday through 9/10/11. If you haven't had a chance to check it out or would like to set up your own table remember it's only $10.00 for the set up fee and those proceeds go to the Rockford Community Center, helping to keep it's doors open and provide a safe and fun place for all to visit and spend time. Set up time is between 8 and 9 in the park and the market hours run from 9-3.

Lorrie Pope
Rockford Community Center Chair

Monday, May 23, 2011

Flower Power Fundraiser Success

Thank you to all who helped with our first Flower Power fundraiser! The Rockford Community Center was able to make a profit of $575.00 which is fantastic for our first time trying this event. Again, thanks to those who purchased the project and helped spread the word on our event.
We will have another Flower Power fund raiser that will feature bulbs for fall planting. You can view the upcoming products at as the fall campaign will be starting soon. From that website you can search for the Rockford Community Center and then order products with your credit card. The products will get shipped directly to your home.
Remember the Rockford Community Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and we are dependent upon donations and fund raising events. If you would like to donate and have questions please feel free to contact any of our board members. My number is 220-6779.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Spring Fundraiser 2011

Well folks we have wrapped up our first spring fundraiser selling plants and bulbs through "Flower Power". The power of flowers was with us as we came up with a net profit of $575.00. Not bad for our first time. This may be available to us come fall for the spring flowering bulbs and as we expand with this campaign we are hoping to have prizes to give to our top sellers.

Do you know of any fundraising ideas? If anyone has any ideas or information on this, grants, etc; that could benefit the community center please contact me or one of the RCC board members. Remember we are a 501c3 non-profit and any donations are tax deductible.

Thanks again to all of you who supported the "Flower Power" campaign.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Flower Power Fundraiser

Our fundraiser is in full swing. It's not too late to get an order on it's way to you. If you would like to place an online order simply go to the link and you can order using your debit or credit card. It is fast, easy and secure. Your order will be on your way before you know it. For those local Rockfordites, get ahold of Vivian, Cat or Mary-Lou and they can get the order from you and get it taken care of. Remember our campaign goes through April 29th. Here is the direct link to the RCC's webpage on the flower power site.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Flower Power Fund Raiser

Thinking about getting some flowers for your yard and garden? The Rockford Community Center has launched it's spring fund raising campaign with "Flower Power". We have order forms available or you can go on-line and place your order with a credit card. The RCC receives 50% profit of the total sales and the website will show you how we are progressing on goal. You can even send the link to your friends and family through "Flower Power" or post the link on your facebook page to help out the RCC. The product is mailed directly to you and if you order 4 items you will get some free gladiolas. Postage is $5 no matter what size your order is.
This campaign runs through April 29th and the earliest orders will be shipped on April 4th.
Check out our fund raising link at
or contact any of the following to pay by cash or check.
Lorrie Pope 291-4740
Vivian Plank 291-3722
Mary-Lou Benson 291-3146
Remember that the RCC is a non-profit, which means donations are tax deductible. Contact any of us for additional information.

YES! You can also check us out on facebook or e-mail us at

Fresh Roasted Coffee

The community center has just gotten in a fresh batch of Rockford Roast Coffee. If you haven't tried it yet then now is the time. It is a blend of Ethiopian, Guatemalan and Sumatran beans, blended and roasted by our Roast House friends in Spokane. Until the new center is open (in weeks) get a hold of Mary-Lou at 291-3146 for your 1 lb bag. Price is $10.00 per pound.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Reminder: Rockford Community Center is a 501c 3 Organization

The Rockford Community Center (RCC) has been a 501c 3 non-profit organization for over a year. This means that donations to this organization are tax-exempt. There are many community projects that RCC is trying to get funding which will be a benefit to all of us. This includes programs for the youth such as tutoring, leadership, drama and art. Programs also include card parties, meals, computer classes and social events for seniors.
Please consider donating to the RCC and help our community thrive with activities and become a great social place!
Contact (509) 291-4740 for more information