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Local Teenager Takes a Stand for the End of Child Abuse at The 1,000 Mile Journey PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Shirley Darsidian   
Friday, 08 June 2012 12:00
CLINTON, IOWA – June 5, 2012 – A Clinton teenager with a family history of child abuse is saying “Enough!” and built a team of over 44 people to walk with her for the End. McKenzley Morris has raised hundreds of dollars in pledges and inspired local teachers to build a team of their own.

The 1,000 Mile Journey is a one mile walk for the end of child abuse going from the Courthouse to Bandshell Park in Clinton, Iowa and these local young people are taking that stand with hundreds of others.

On Sunday, June 10th, at 1:00 pm McKenzley Morris and Hanna Roth, Founder of The Rainbird Foundation will be speaking to those walking in The 1,000 Mile Journey. The event is sponsored by Brenton Williams Financial, Ashford University, and Clinton Printing. Local non-profits working in the area of ending child abuse will have booths including the Discovery Center, YWCA, Big
Brothers Big Sisters, Make a Wish, and Every Child Matters.

Live music by David Smith and activities for children make for a fun day for the kids. Proceeds go to the local participating non-profits and to the local Iowa affiliate of The Rainbird Foundation, a 501(c)(3) committed to the end of child abuse.

“It’s a community effort,” says Walk Director Shirley Darsidan. “We’re asking Clinton, the Quad Cities, and surrounding communities to join us by walking one mile. 1,000 people walking one mile is easier and more fun than one person walking 1,000 miles. Ending child abuse requires the same, each person taking the next step, small or large, will make the difference. The 1,000 Mile Journey can be the next step.”

Registration for children 12 and under is free, teens are $10, twenties are $20, and adults 30 and older are $30. Each participant is encouraged to raise pledges, funds that will be granted to local organizations, and prizes will be given to the top pledge earners.

Organizers are asking people to register online in advance at www.1000milejourney.org or from 6-8pm Friday the 8th at Riverside Restaurant on 2nd Street. For more information, please contact Shirley Darsidan at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Young Entrepreneur's Market Is This Saturday! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Elly Gerdts   
Friday, 08 June 2012 11:57

The Family Museum Offers a Place for Buyers and Sellers to Meet

Bettendorf — Closets filled with toys and games. Beds hiding sports equipment and puzzles. Kids acquire mountains of stuff through the years, and the Family Museum offers a perfect place to sell these under-used and forgotten items: the annual Young Entrepreneur’s Market. This year the Market will be held on Saturday, June 9 from 8:30-11:30 AM. It’s free to shop, but sellers must be pre-paid and pre-registered by Wednesday, June 6.

This event is designed to teach young entrepreneurs about sales, marketing, and merchandising. Participants are welcome to sell their artwork, crafts, toys, sports equipment, clothing, costumes, or any other gently used items at this popular “garage” sale. This is a great opportunity for kids to clean out their toy boxes, empty their closets, and sell the things they no longer play with or have outgrown. It’s also a great venue for kids to sell crafts, artwork, and other handmade items.

The Young Entrepreneur’s Market is open to all youth ages 5-14. Sellers must be accompanied by an adult. Each parking space is $10. Participants must be pre-registered by Wednesday, June 6 to attend. For more information or to reserve a space, call Julie Klein at (563) 344-4170.

Quad Cities Cruisers Open Run XXX Car Show for Charity Saturday June 9, 2012 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by John Bain   
Friday, 08 June 2012 11:34
The Quad Cities Cruisers, the Premiere Local Car Enthusiast Club, will celebrate their 30th Year in a row of hosting their annual Open Run Car Show for Charity.  This year's event is at the JC Penney Parking Lot of South Park Mall, Moline, IL, from 4p-9p.  This year's charities that the Quad Cities Cruisers are working for are:  ARROWHEAD RANCH, VIET NAM VETERANS Chapter 299, and QC CRIMESTOPPERS.

Come see hundreds of classic cars, hot rods and specialty vehicles at this event!!!  There will be a lot of Vendors as well!

Admission for spectators is FREE.

The Entry Fee per Car is $15.00.  This is a participant judged event.  The TOP 100 Vote getters will receive a special QUAD CITIES CRUISERS OPEN RUN XXX Commemorative Plaque.

Dave Palmer of 3D SOUND will be providing the night's music spanning decades of great tunes!

There will be a chance for spectators to vote for their favorite car in the "People's Choice" Category.

The Quad Cities Cruisers is close to 90 Household Members Strong!  The Quad Cities Cruisers originated in 1981.  Over the past 31 years the Quad Cities Cruisers have donated thousands upon thousands of dollars to worthwhile and deserving local charities.

For more information contact:

John Bain, President (563)505-6965
Paul Klauer, Car Show Chairman (563) 508-6211

The Quad Cities Cruisers thank you in advance for your continued support in helping make the community aware of our event.

Our Club Event Telephone line - 563-355-0036

Our Club Website- www.quadcitiescruisers.org

10 Winners Announced at White House Youth Summit, Featured in Jon Bon Jovi Video June 4, 2012 (Washington, DC) - Jasmine Babers of Rock Island, IL, is a winner of the SparkOpportunity Challenge, an innovative "crowdsourcing" competition that asked young PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lora Adams   
Friday, 08 June 2012 11:30
MOLINE, ILLINOIS – WQPT, Quad Cities PBS is holding a series of events with the title character from “Martha Speaks” to help raise awareness and education on Pet Care. Martha will be at all events for a meet and greet, plus there will be children’s activities and tours of the shelters.

Martha will appear at the following locations:

Monday, June 18
1:00 to 2:30 pm
Rock Island County Animal Care and Control
4001 78th Avenue, Moline, IL

Tuesday, June 19
10:00 to 11:30 am
Moline Public Library
3210 41st Street, Moline, IL

Thursday, June 21
2:00 to 3:30 pm
Humane Society of Scott County
2802 West Central Park Ave, Davenport, IA

Friday, June 22
1:00 – 2:30 pm
Geneseo Public Library
805 N. Chicago Street
Geneseo, IL

Kids will receive a free “Martha Speaks” book when they donate one of the following products to help keep our local shelters clean and safe:

Cat Litter
HE Laundry Detergent
Antibacterial Hand and Dish Soap
Paper Towels.

WQPT is a media service of Western Illinois University located in Moline, Illinois.

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Written by Steve   
Wednesday, 06 June 2012 13:46

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