Rockford Looks Amazing in ‘Stroll on State’ Video From RACVB
A promotional video released by the Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (RACVB) recapping the most recent "Stroll on State" shows Rockford in a really beautiful light.
I was pretty bummed-out when scheduling conflicts along with a bout of the flu kept my family and me from attending Stroll on State in 2017. It's an event that we look forward to every year--and, looking at the numbers, so do many of you.
My partner Joe Dredge ran down some of the numbers for Stroll on State:
- 7,278 guests utilized park and ride shuttles
- 4,200 children visited Santa Claus
- 3,242 s'mores were eaten
- 1,889 people volunteered
- 954 people ran or walked in the Dasher 5K
- 794 letters written to Santa noting their Christmas wishes
- 137 rehersal hours for The Studio's performance of James and The Giant Peach
- 38 characters, 13 floats, 11 drummers and 2 large-scale balloons were in the parade
- 82,500 people, a 10 percent increase over the 2016 total
If you missed it, or even if you were there and want to see a different perspective on the day's activities, this video gives you a great look. And, Rockford looks fantastic in it, too: