If I won $10,000, I would buy Rockford a giant Sock Monkey roadside attraction.

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Since I am not eligible to win, I like to come up with totally outrageous scenarios. As Mr. Rogers used to say, it is time to visit the "Land of Make-Believe." Where is the trolly?

When I was growing up, my family took summer road trips. There was a basic plan but always extra time if something special popped up along the way. My favorite type of impromptu stop was to see a roadside attraction. For example, like the World's Largest Thermometer in Baker, California. Luckily, you can find them all over our country. In my mom's basement, there are photo albums filled with pictures of me standing next to many of them.

If I won the $10,000 grand prize from The Ultimate Stimulus Check, I would purchase the Forest City their very own roadside attraction. What would it be? Well, it would have to be Rockford-related. I believe the answer is simple.

It would be a giant Sock Monkey. I am talking 200 feet tall. The statue would be wearing a Rockford Peaches baseball hat, Rockford IceHogs jersey. and black and white checkerboard pants. In one hand holding a Rick Nielsen guitar and in the other an order of Beef A Roo cheese fries.

I would place it right at I-90 and East State Street so everyone driving by on the highway can see it. Plus, it is an easy place to stop for visitors to check out and get a picture.

What would you do with the $10,000 if you won it?

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