A group of concerned citizens need your help to keep a summer Rockford staple operating.

A GoFundMe account has been set up to raise money for the Forest City Queen.  Organizers hope to raise $22,000.  So far, it’s raised $200.

The money will be used to cover repairs for the riverboat, as well as operational costs.  The Rockford Park District shut down the boat rides to address a $1 million deficit earlier this year.  The fundraising deadline is April 13th.