rockford illinois entertainment guide
Date: 11/18/2007
Evergreen Ball XIX: A Rockin' Evergreen set for Dec. 1
by Press Release

The Friends of Rockford Art Museum present Evergreen Ball XIX: A Rockin' Evergreen on Saturday, Dec. 1, in the galleries of Rockford Art Museum. Star Sponsor is Alpine Bank, Premier Sponsor is Hanrahan Excavating Inc., and Rembrandt Sponsor is Lexus of Rockford.

Co-chaired by Kristen Reinhardt and Lauren Zanello, the night’s festivities feature hors d’oeuvres by Brio, dinner by Chef Al of Giovanni’s, and dessert by Patricia’s Patisserie; entertainment by the JANES & Their FABULOUS Friends; and a silent auction, wine auction, and mystery art auction. Preview auction items online at

The current featured exhibition on display in the museum’s Funderburg and Kuller galleries, Fast Forward: The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the 21st Century, serves as the backdrop for this elegant affair, which is one of Rockford’s most prestigious fund-raising galas.
Other sponsors of the 2007 event include:

• SubSource, Inc.
• Dickerson & Nieman Realtors
• Holmstrom & Kennedy, P.C.
• Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren, P.C.
• Kelley Williamson
• Klaas Financial
• Focus Financial Advisors Inc.
• Woodward
• Barrick, Switzer, Long, Balsley & Van Evera
• Helm Group-Mechanical Inc.
• Dillon Foundation
• Bischoff Dentistry
• Lindgren Callihan VanOsdol
• Wachovia
• FurstPerson
• Saavedra Gehlhausen Architects
• Argent Capital
• Reno & Zahm
• Scandroli Construction Co.
• Morse Electric, Inc.-The Morse Group of Companies
• Savant Capital Management, Inc.
• Rockford Bank & Trust

Evergreen Ball tickets are $200, $250 or $500 each; corporate tables of 10 are $2500. Cocktails and hors d’ oeuvres begin at 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1, with dining at 7:30 p.m. Silent auction closes at 10 p.m. Black-tie, valet parking. For more information contact RAM at 815.968.2787 or

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