A Trivia Night is being planned as a part of the Bi-State Literacy Council Winter Fundraising event, to be held on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 7pm. Doors open at 6pm, at The Rock, 302 1st Street, Coal Valley, Illinois. The cost is $10 per person, with tables of no more than 8 people. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three tables.
Representing Muscatine County on the Bi-State board is Duffy De France. She can be contacted at 563-607-3213 for more information. The Muscatine organizations that have received grants in the past include the Muscatine Literacy Coalition, the GED program, the Musser Public Library for middle school SSR reading program, and Wilton Elementary School.
Raffles, 50/50, silent auction, and heads or tails will also be a part of the fun activities. For more information or to reserve your table, please contact
. Payments can be mailed to BSLC, P. O. Box 1602, Bettendorf, Iowa 52722,
The Bi-State Trivia Night is also holding a library challenge with a special prize for the winning table of librarians. A donation of $100 will be awarded to the library or school library to use in support of a reading program.
Proceeds from the event will be used to provide semi-annual grants to area literacy providers (schools, libraries, after school programs, preschools, etc.), awards to literacy volunteers and for professional development grants to literacy professionals. The Council's new initiative is also to provide additional scholarships to GED students. The deadline for applications for the springtime grants is March 31, 2012.