Illinois Bank & Trust announced Thursday they will extend their sponsorship of Stroll on State for an additional three years. (Photo by Kevin Haas/Rock River Current)
By Mary Sisk
Rock River Current
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ROCKFORD — Illinois Bank & Trust will sponsor the annual Stroll on State for an additional three years.

Illinois Bank & Trust has been a sponsor of the annual event since 2015. It announced its continued sponsorship at a Stroll on State preview event for other sponsors, volunteers and partners.

“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with (the Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau) to bring Stroll on State to life,” said Jeff Hultman, CEO of Illinois Bank & Trust, in a news release. “This event has become a valued tradition for families in the region, and we love being a part of making it happen.”

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This year, Stroll on State takes place on Saturday, Nov. 26. It will be the holiday festival’s 10th year.

The event will include the yearly traditions of a parade, multiple tree lighting ceremonies, fireworks, free ice skating and more.

Sponsorships are still available by contacting Kristen Paul, director of destination development for the visitors bureau, at 815-489-1661.

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