Forest City Queen

$10,380 of $22,000 goal

Raised by 107 people in 2 months
We are a group of citizens rallying around our Rockford Park District! As you have likely heard, the Rockford Park District faced another $1 million deficit this year and had to make some tough operational decisions.  Our beloved Park District has not increased taxes in several years even though revenue has declined, and as a result is faced with the decision to reduce certain services and attractions.  We need your help to keep one of these landmark attractions operational!

 At this point, the Forest City Queen riverboat is not going to operate in 2018 unless we can raise enough funds.  Our fundraising goal is $22,000 to make the much needed repairs and to cover operational costs for a modified summer season.  This would continue to give our community the chance to take a unique and affordable boat trip cruising along the river enjoying the scenic riverfront during the summer of 2018.  Please donate to keep the Queen in the river!
Chris Manuel

Fundraising Deadline: JUNE 1, 2018

About Forest City Queen
The riverboat is 45 foot in length and can seat up to 49 passengers. Her maiden voyage on the Rock River was in 1979 replacing at the time; the 20 passenger pontoon boat run by the Rockford Park District thanks to the generous donations from our banking community and a grant.

©Rockford Park District - Photos by Jesse Fox
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Good news, we are 1/2 way to our goal! Work has already begun to repair the beloved Forest City Queen. I have extended the date for fundraising to June 1. This will give more time to raise the remaining funds to operate the Forest City Queen this summer with a modified schedule on weekends. Please pass this along to your friends, work associates, neighbors, the mailman and anyone else you come into contact with whether on social media or in person. We can do this!

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$10,380 of $22,000 goal

Raised by 107 people in 2 months
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