We are pleased to report progress with beautification efforts near the Dairy Depot that will serve as a permanent memorial and tribute to John. Our family has been working with leaders at the City of Loves Park over the past six months, and we have finalized plans for new public parks on three of the four corners at North Second Street and River Lane (details coming soon). In January, Transform Rockford will help us engage neighborhood residents and business leaders, and we will meet with the Illinois Department of Transportation for sidewalk, crosswalk, and median improvements.
In honor of John, we will also help ensure that the Dairy Depot business will thrive under new leadership. We are coordinating efforts to open an indoor, year-round space, where they can serve local roasted coffee plus a limited off-season ice cream menu . . . Coffee & Cream is the new dream! Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, Dairy Depot will continue to serve through the traditional walk-up windows, and guests will now be able to enjoy their summertime treats in parks, too.
Please continue to pray for our family.
We miss John terribly and struggle to find our new normal without him.