Halloween Fundraiser at Sky Harbor Steakhouse

FRIENDS OF ROCKY GLEN

An Illinois not-for-profit corporation

2422 W. Moss, West Peoria, IL. 61604 309/676-5237

http://www.FriendsOfRockyGlen.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For more information: David Pittman (309) 573-2354 dvdpttmn@aol.com

HALLOWEEN FUNDRAISER FOR FRIENDS OF ROCKY GLEN

Friends of Rocky Glen is sponsoring Halloween fundraiser from 6 – 10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31 at Sky Harbor Steakhouse, 1321 N. Park Road, West Peoria, IL.

The event includes a hog roast, a costume competition and a bag toss competition, with live music indoors by Denise Adams from 7 – 10 p.m.

Pre-register for the bag toss at Sky Harbor or call 573-2354. A $40 entry fee per team includes two buffet meals, smores and free soda. Warm up begins at 5:30 p.m. with competition at 6 p.m. The winning team will receive 25% of entry fee

Rocky Glen is a box canyon with 80-foot sandstone walls covered with carvings, seasonal waterfalls, rare plant communities and a rich history of coal mining, labor organizing and outdoor recreation.

Rocky Glen came into public ownership in December 2012 when it was purchased using previously set aside natural areas funding. The property was transferred to the Peoria Park District in December 2013. Currently Rocky Glen is only accessible on Friends of Rocky Glen monthly hikes and during other approved events. Friends of Rocky Glen is a non-profit group dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Rocky Glen.

More information is available on the Facebook page for the event at http://bit.ly/rockyglenhalloween.

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Drum Circle at Rocky Glen – October 11th

FRIENDS OF ROCKY GLEN

An Illinois not-for-profit corporation

2422 W. Moss, West Peoria, IL. 61604 309/676-5237

http://www.FriendsOfRockyGlen.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For more information: (call/text OK for both)

Teresa Smith (309) 339-8491

or David Pittman (309) 573-2354 dvdpttmn@aol.com

DRUMMING SPONSORED BY FRIENDS OF ROCKY GLEN

Friends of Rocky Glen is sponsoring a drumming event from 3 to 6 pm on Saturday Oct. 11. Participants will meet at the Jimmy’s Bar parking lot, 2801 Farmington Road, to car pool to the Rocky Glen trailhead.

The event will be led by Jimmy Lakota Edwards and FORG board member Teresa Smith.

Participants should dress in weather appropriate gear and bring their own instruments. The hike is approximately 1/3 mile each way and moderately difficult.

Drum circle gatherings are special because they are inclusive of all ages and levels; they build community, form group consciousness and allow us to feel oneness.

A $10 donation requested. Funds raised will go towards a parking lot and trails so that Rocky Glen can be opened to the public.

Rocky Glen is a box canyon with 80-foot sandstone walls covered with carvings, seasonal waterfalls, rare plant communities and a rich history of coal mining, labor organizing and outdoor recreation.

Rocky Glen came into public ownership in December 2012 when it was purchased using previously set aside natural areas funding. The property was transferred to the Peoria Park District in December 2013. Currently Rocky Glen is only accessible on Friends of Rocky Glen monthly hikes and during other approved events. Friends of Rocky Glen is a non-profit group dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Rocky Glen.

More information is available on the Facebook page for the event at https://www.facebook.com/events/386978124789774/

Vendor Fair Sponsored by the Friends of Rocky Glen

FRIENDS OF ROCKY GLEN

An Illinois not-for-profit corporation

2422 W. Moss, West Peoria, IL. 61604 309/676-5237

http://www.FriendsOfRockyGlen.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For more information: Michele Ohl, 309-339-0347, mreyling@hotmail.com

VENDOR FAIR SPONSORED BY FRIENDS OF ROCKY GLEN

Friends of Rocky Glen is sponsoring a vendor fair from 11 am to 3 pm on Sunday, Sept. 28 at the Landmark Recreation Center, 3225 N. Dries Lane, Peoria. (Enter near the bowling alley.)

A variety of vendors will have goods available for sale. The book Horseshoe Bottoms, and Friends of Rocky Glen memberships will be available. Adjacent to the fair, “The Bullpen” sports bar inside Landmark will be open and serving several drink specials.

Funds raised will go towards a parking lot and trails so that Rocky Glen can be opened to the public.

Rocky Glen is a box canyon with 80-foot sandstone walls covered with carvings, seasonal waterfalls, rare plant communities and a rich history of coal mining, labor organizing and outdoor recreation.

Rocky Glen came into public ownership in December 2012 when it was purchased using previously set aside natural areas funding. The property was transferred to the Peoria Park District in December 2013. Currently Rocky Glen is only accessible on Friends of Rocky Glen monthly hikes and during other approved events. Friends of Rocky Glen is a non-profit group dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Rocky Glen.

More information is available on the Facebook page for the event at https://www.facebook.com/events/1530792193808918/

Friends of Rocky Glen Press Release – Oct-Nov 2013

FRIENDS OF ROCKY GLEN

An Illinois not-for-profit corporation

2422 W. Moss, West Peoria, IL. 61604 309/676-5237

http://www.FriendsOfRockyGlen.org

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For more information: Dave Pittman, 309/676-5237 or cell: 309/573-2354

e-mail: DvdPttmn@aol.com

Rocky Glen is entering the worlds of contemporary science and art. It will be discussed at a scientific conference in October, and an art work of Rocky Glen will be available in November.

Professor Ed Stermer of Illinois Central College’s Math, Science and Engineering Department will introduce Rocky Glen to the 125th meeting of the Geological Society of America, in Denver, Colo. on Oct. 27-30. Stermer describes Rocky Glen as a geoheritage site, with significant history and geology of interest to the world. Here’s a link to a summary of his presentation:

https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2013AM/webprogram/Paper226846.html

A light painting of Rocky Glen by Doug and Eileen Leunig, valued at $2,500, will be raffled at 8 p.m. on Nov. 21 at the Sky Harbor Steakhouse, 1321 N. Park Road. This event includes a wine tasting from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. and a silent auction. Tickets on the Leuing art work are $5, and the winner need not be present to win. It is on display at Sky Harbor, where tickets also can be purchased. A flier on the painting is attached to the email with this message, and can be reproduced.

The Friends of Rocky Glen (FORG), is a non-profit group dedicated to the preservation and promotion of a 70 acre natural area that includes a box canyon with 80 foot sandstone walls covered with carvings, seasonal waterfalls, rare plant communities and a history of coal mining and early labor union organizing efforts in Peoria. Fundraising is focused on providing funds to build a parking lot near the Rocky Glen trailhead.

 

Latest Photos from August and September Hikes to Rocky Glen

It has been a busy 2 months for the Friends of Rocky Glen.  Our first 2 fundraisers are in the books, and we are gearing up for our third at Forest Park Nature Center on October 14th.  Enjoy some of the highlights from the August and September hikes!

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Pictures from December’s Hike to Rocky Glen

It was a cold, brisk December morning but dedicated hikers still attending our monthly hike to Rocky Glen.  the main attraction this month was the beginning of the ice falls forming inside the glen.  We do not  know if the conditions will be right for it to fully form this winter.  We shall see…

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February 20, 2011 – Hike to Rocky Glen

Today’s hike to Rocky Glen was further proof that every hike brings a new experience as the seasons change before your eyes.  There were early signs of spring as green vegetation was beginning to peak through the cover of leaves  and from the moss blanketing areas of rock.  You had to be careful were you stepped as deer scat was predominate in the early portion of the trail.  Despite the warmer recent weather, the ice falls were as spectacular as ever with a thick trunk of ice standing under the cliff face.  While we managed to escape the heavier rainfall during the hike, the cliffs of Rocky Glen offered a nice cover once the rain started to pour.  Our attempt follow a logical trail into and out of Rocky Glen was often thwarted by slippery slopes, fallen trees, and rushing brook.  It helped to be dressed for the occasion.

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