Each year, residents around the area have fun dressing up a doll, from United Bank of Rockford, in an original outfit to give to a little girl in need. And this year was no exception.
The dolls came back to the bank in all types clothing and themes, and the public voted on the ones they liked best.
The winner, Christine Green, of Rockford, created a masquerade ball doll. This is the second year in a row she’s won, something that has never happened before. “She was happy and surprised she won again,” said Nancy Martin, Vice President of United Bank.
Deanne Wright Scott took second place for her pink-outfitted ice skater. Third place was the pink and white pinafore doll with straw hat sponsored by Hylock Kennels.
While all were pleased to find out they had won, they don’t lose sight of the purpose of the contest.
The 100 dolls dressed in the contest go to North Kent Community Services to be a little girl’s Christmas present.
“The real winners are the children who receive these dolls on Christmas morning,” said Kathy Perez of United Bank.
Sandy Waite, Executive Director of North Kent Community Services agreed. “It is great seeing the smiles on the parents’ faces as they select one of these dolls for their child,” she said.