Lemonade Days at GiGi’s


GiGi’s Playhouse Rockford’s Lemonade Days was a total success and we couldn’t have done it without you! Thank you to all our host families for taking time out of your busy lives to help support us and for working those stands so wonderfully. Thanks to everyone who stopped into a lemonade stand in their neighborhood to try our refreshing lemonade and maybe even have a snack. Watch for a grand total of what our lemonade stands made coming soon.


Meet Dylan Miller


Dylan is a senior at Pecatonica High School. He has been attending GiGi’s Playhouse Rockford for 3 years. He started out attending the Teen Tastics program faithfully and has developed many good friends. Dylan has also participated in the summer Teen Time program. Watch out when he has a water balloon in hand! Now, Dylan has joined the Karate Kickers at GiGi’s. It meets every Tuesday and Dylan has not missed one class! He loves it! His mother, Lori, told us that when Dylan was younger she had him in a Karate class and he was doing so well with it. One day the instructor of this class called Lori and said that Dylan would have to leave the class because he (the instructor) was getting to many calls from other parents saying they were uncomfortable with Dylan being in the class. Well, we are happy to say, today, Dylan has a place where he can come and be himself and fall in love with Karate at GiGi’s. Dylan will be going to a Karate exhibition competition on September 7th. Dylan said that “when I am finished with Karate class it makes me feel good.”
Dylan not only attends high school but he also works at Malcolm Eaton, Enterprise in Freeport, IL through Shelter Workshop. He participates in Special Olympics with bowling, basketball, bocce and volleyball. Dylan’s parents, Todd & Lori, say that GiGi’s has given Dylan a stable peer group outside of a school setting. “We (Todd & Lori) want Dylan to live as independently as possible with minimal support. We want him to be self supporting”. At GiGi’s, we believe we are giving Dylan an opportunity to fulfill those dreams.


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Hours 9am-4pm
Oct 21 all-day
Open Play   @ GiGi's Playhouse Rockford
Oct 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am GiGi's Playhouse Rockford
This program is open to all families with children of all ages. This is the perfect opportunity for new families to bring all their kids and meet new friends at the playhouse.
Karate Kickers
Oct 21 @ 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm