A Totally Local Ice Cream Social ROCKED in 2014!

Here are some ||| FUN FACTS ||| about the 2nd Annual Totally Local Ice Cream Social 2014!


  • We doubled last years attendance! (which means more people getting to know their local business owners, more exposure for Local Businesses in the community, and MORE FUN for the community!)
  • We collected TONS of school supplies for Rock House Kids, for children who do not have the opportunity to buy school supplies as much as others.


Below is a list of the school supplies collected at A Totally Local Ice Cream Social from our community members… WOW! Huge thanks to our giving community and to the local business owners who participated in this! The Rock House Kids organization sends their thanks as well.

Binders 37

Loose Leaf Paper Packages 26

Notebooks 187
Folders 81
Markers 20 packs
Crayons 67 packs
#2 Pencils 37 packs
Elmers Glue 35
Glue Sticks 28
Pencil Bags 7
Pencil Boxes 7
Kleenex Singles 14
Erasers 12 pink/3 packs pencil erasers
book covers 13
10 pack ball point pens 21
12 pack colored pencils 4
Rulers 2 packs/ 10 singles
Protractors 6
Scissors 9
Compasses 2
Calculators 4
Staplers 2
Dry Erase Markers 2 packs
Index Cards 3 packs
Hand Sanitizer 3
Highlighters 6 packs

  • Monetary Donation to Rock House Kids
    Thanks to your donations at A Totally Local Ice Cream Social 2014, we are excited to announce that we will be able to donate $350.00 to Rock House Kids from this event as well! We will be writing the check to them this week! Special thanks to those who donated to our event to make this possible!
    Winners are listed below with their guesses! Thanks for participating. The winners have already been contacted and can pick up their wonderful gift baskets full of LOCAL goodies this week!

The FINAL COUNT of the Jelly Beans–>939!
Gift It Rockford Gift Basket | Charlotte L. | Guess: 1000
WBL “Night In” Basket | Greg K. | Guess: 893
WBL “Night Out” Basket | Annette C. | Guess: 953

Congratulations Winners!Thanks again to all of the businesses and volunteers involved:
Meyer’s Canine Colony, Spice Galleria, Knit One Purl Two, Pampered Pet Grooming, Rockford Buzz, Canine Crunchery, Olive Oil Experience, Yolo’s Sweets, Alpine Body Shop, Peak Medical Home Care, EZ Dinnerz, Culture Shock Clothing & Records, Nichols Barber Shop, Socks-That-Rock, Bookworm Alt Bake & Catering, Parma Tax and Accounting, Rock Valley Compounding Pharmacy, Rockford Art Deli, Lallygag Boutique, Vintage @ 501, Rockton Sanctuary Spa, CC Rainz, Alpine View, Pa-Plinka, Special Moments Photo Booth, Home Environment Center, Hits DJ, Pickles the Clown, Commercial Printing, RBG Supply, A-Sign Design, Dairy Haus, Rockford Brewing Company, Ruthann Bates, Jeff Doubek, Mr. and Mrs. Acaley, the awesome girls from the RPS 205 Women in Leadership High School Volunteers, Victoria Benson, The Lombardi Club, Laura Sunderhaus, Toon Singmouangthong and more. Our event wouldn’t be what it was without all of you.

Once again, thank you to everyone who worked hard to make this event possible and successful, and thank you to our kind, and giving community, who is ready to learn about Buying Local and teach our youth about it as well. We couldn’t have asked for a better turn out, and kinder guests! We can’t wait for next year!

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