Candlewick is celebrating it’s 40th anniversary about now. Rich DeVries contacted the Rockford Newspaper about a picture they had run of people ice fishing here. They called Candlewick Poplar Grove and Rich, a long time resident, wanted to have the facts straight, letting them know we are a separate entity. One thing led to another and one of the reporters, Elizabeth Davies, contacted Rich and wanted to get to know Candlewick better for a piece in the paper about the anniversary. That is how this all came about.
Today, February 23, she was escorted around our community being shown all we have to offer. Rich, Louann Gotsch, and Bonnie Marron gave her the tour showing the amenities in our community as well as the housing and environment. The tour ended at the rec center where she enjoyed lunch with a few of us.
Elizabeth seems like a very nice person who is impressed with what Candlewick has to offer so we should expect some good publicity in the Rockford paper. This can only help our image and that is a great thing. More will now know what a great place this is in which to live and raise a family.
We owe Rich a debt of gratitude for getting the ball rolling and following through on this fine idea. It is appreciated.