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"Party on the Rock" benefits emergency responder memorial

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ROCKFORD (WREX) -

People enjoyed a barbeque at the Rock River for a good cause. 

"Party on the Rock" benefited the Winnebago County 9/11 Emergency Responsder's Memorial that is set to open in September of 2016.  The monument will honor local emergency responders who have died in the line of duty.  Organizers are proud of the support they've gotten from the community. 

"We're a good four or five years into this project," says board president Will Pederson.  "We've definitely cultivated relationships with the community and you can see that here tonight. We have our helpers ad those who want to help us and we appreciate it so we are looking forward to a great night tonight."

The first memorial bricks were layed this week at the site on W. State Street and Kilburn Avenue. 

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