By Marianne Mueller

Spring events began with the Stateline business Expo on March 25 and 27. Nice crowds came out to visit with local representatives from a variety of businesses, local villages, towns or townships. Health and wellness operators, educators, politicians, non-profit organizations, and churches joined in the event complete with 70 booths.

 After a break in 2021 due to COVID-19 this long time popular event returned to the Hononegah Field House the weekend of March 26 and 27.

Run by the Stateline Chamber of Commerce an all-volunteer committee was led by Ryan Rydell. Wrking alongside Rydell were Anabel Toye- Special Events Chair, Branda LaBuy, George Pleshkewych, Brent Scott, Courtney McReynolds, Eden Meier, and Jenny Sarabia.

Family friendly events included a Mascot Meet and Greet featuring favorite local mascots. The State Farm Bear, Princess Hononegah, and Snappy the Beloit Snappers Mascot who all welcomed guests. One of the booths featured Elsa, Spider man and other superheroes.

Adding lots of fun for the younger generation was a bounce house and an inflatable obstacle course along with more backyard style games. Food trucks had tacos for purchase or BBQ style foods.

Dancing talents were displayed in lively routines performed by Kids Spot Dance, and Prestige Dance Company.

With another successful Stateline Business Expo completed more events are on the horizon.

Downtown Rockton businesses are teaming up with the Village of Rockton to bring back a simple, traditional style Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 16. The fun begins at 10 a.m. when participants will gather around the flagpole in Settler’s Park.

Younger age groups will be given a head start on the older kids. A limited number of eggs are going to be available, depending on the number of egg hunters. After finding eggs, visits with the Easter bunny are sure to create perfect photo opportunity, especially with a cute spring photo backdrop being used. All ages are welcome.

Sponsored by the South Beloit Lions Club with help from South Beloit’s Student Council, all are invited to an Easter egg hunt on April 16. The hunt begins at 11 a.m. on the grounds of South Beloit High School. Age groups will be divided into age groups of 0-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12.

On Saturday, April 16 at 11 a.m the Roscoe VFW invites youth to an Easter egg hunt.

Also happening on April 16 is a longtime favorite Easter egg hunt run by Girl Scouts of Mariner Ship 361. Try your luck on the grounds of Cross & Crown Lutheran Church in Roscoe.

Two time slots are open to those wanting to find something awesome; either from 10 a.m. Until noon or from 1 to 3 p.m. Tickets cost $2 per egg; purchase as many eggs as you wish. Each ticket will be given a number on arrival. Search for a specific numbered egg. Once found, trade in eggs to receive a basket full of goodies. Gold and silver eggs that are found will result in special prizes.

On Easter Sunday young ones have a chance to celebrate Easter at the Roscoe Lions Club Easter egg hunt. Come out to Leland Park at 1 p,m, Ages 0-9 can find fun inside of a variety of eggs.

Bring your baskets or bags for collection of eggs and cameras to capture all of the action.

At the end of the month the Great American Cleanup is being held in conjunction with Keep Northern IL. Beautiful.

Gather together as a group or as an individual volunteer to take part in sprucing up the Rockton community and beyond on April 30. All garbage bags and supplies are provided by KNIB.

This annual event is perfect for school groups, scouts, churches, and non-profit organizations.

The Rockton Roscoe Rotary is one of the organizations who are planning to pick up trash, debris and recyclables

 in Rockton, Roscoe or in South Beloit.

Join in the fun at various Easter egg hunts and show community pride by taking part in the Great American Cleanup.

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