PEORIA -- From a news release:
Friends of Rocky Glen will benefit from a fund-raiser from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7 at the John S. Rhodell Brewery, 619 SW Water Street, Peoria. Donations will be welcome.
The event includes free snacks, a slide show on Rocky Glen and a 6 pm presentation by Illinois Central College professor and geologist Ed Stermer on this unique geological and historic site off Kickapoo Creek Road. It contains waterfalls, 19th century petroglyphs, remnants of century-old coal mines, native plants and ancient rock formations.
The not-for-profit group Friends of Rocky Glen aims to purchase the site from a private owner and donate it to a public entity. All proceeds from the fund-raiser will be used for this purpose.
T-shirts and books on Rocky Glen will be available. Rhodell’s will be open to the public during the event, and everyone is welcome.
For more information and photographs see the website www.FriendsOfRockyGlen.org