Rockford area residents want to make over the Forest City.
Dozens of volunteers helped out in Saturday's "I Am Rockford" event. They gave Ritchel's Market on 11th Street a fresh coat of paint.
All materials are donated. "I Am Rockford" is a new organization. Leaders say they'll be choosing spots like the market and breathe new life into them.
"They gave back so much to me, I thought I could help them back... just to get Rockford going," said one volunteer.
Since it rained most of Saturday morning, the group will come back to do other projects like fix up the parking lot.