WIU and the Macomb Community Celebrate the First Year of Rocky Quest

Western Illinois University and the Macomb community came together to celebrate the first year of Rocky Quest.

rocky-questThe event was a Rocky themed scavenger hunt for people to take pictures all over town of the different Rocky statues and post pictures by hashtagging Rocky Quest on social media.

The WIU campus and Macomb businesses such as Sports Corner and Nelson’s Clothing displayed their Rocky statues to show support.

WIU Director of Development Julie Baker says Rocky Quest is part of Rocky On Parade which began in 2013 and it was for an fundraiser for an art department scholarship.

Rocky on Parade was inspired by the Chicago cows which were displayed all over the city.

Baker says they raised almost $25,000 for the endowment level of the art department scholarship.