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Night at the Shelter – Sleep Out PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Humility of Mary Shelter   
Friday, 05 October 2012 14:20

Davenport, IA – Have you ever wanted to sleep outside under the stars at the local baseball field?? Well here is your chance - spend the night at Modern Woodmen Park – home of the QC River Bandits on Friday, October 19th by going to the website www.humilityofmaryshelter.com and print off your Night at the Shelter – Sleep Out Donation Detail packet. Simply ask everyone you know "Will you support me and my effort to help the homeless?" No amount is too small and a $10 donation will support one bed for one night. The top THREE fundraisers in each category will receive a prize and have their name printed on the back of next year's Sleep Out shirt. Participate in the Build Your Own Shelter contest and then stay the night in what you build. Activities throughout the evening will include music, a performance by ComedySportz, a Poverty Simulation, special activities and the Build Your Own Shelter contest.

The purpose for this event is to bring awareness to homelessness in the Quad City Area and raise funds for Humility of Mary Shelter (HMSI). HMSI took over the shelter in September 2008 when it was at high risk of closing. The community's overwhelming support played a vital role in the development of HMSI and it is this support that will ensure the continuation of shelter services to the homeless men and women in the Quad City Area well into the future.

Humility of Mary can be reached at (563) 322-8065 or by visiting www.humilityofmaryshelter.com

Feed the Celebration! The Holiday Train is Returning! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Rick Martin   
Friday, 05 October 2012 09:19
The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train is coming to Davenport and will stop here on Thursday, December 6th at 2pm at the Florian Keen parking lot (Western Ave @ West River Drive - by Modern Woodman Park).

That afternoon, the community will rally together and collect food and funds for Churches United’s 24 food pantries and enjoy a special holiday experience right here in the Quad Cities! The train will stop in Davenport for an approximate 45 minute performance.

Admission is a food or cash donation. There will be a drive through area to drop off food and cash donations and see the decorated train.

Here’s some information:
* The Holiday Train is 1,000 feet in length with 14 decorated rail cars including a modified box car that’s been turned into a traveling stage for performers. Canadian recording artist Shaun Verreault of “Wide Mouth Mason” and Juno award-winning singer Melanie Doane will be the musical headliners on the US Holiday Train keeping the community warm with well known holiday tunes.
* Since 1999, the CP Holiday Train program has generated over 1000 tons of food donations and raised over $4 million for food programs.

7th Annual Classic Car Cruise PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mike Peppers   
Friday, 05 October 2012 07:24

Come join us for the 7th annual Classic Car Cruise hosted by Sergeant Peppers Auto Shop and benefiting Toys For Tots on Saturday, October 6, 2012.

The party starts at 3pm in the Northpark Mall parking lot by Sears and JC Penney's. A police-escorted continuous cruise will begin at 4:30pm and cruise down Welcome Way to 3rd Street, then back up Brady Street to the mall.  District 15 motorcycles will be positioned along the route.  Get out your lawn chairs and watch the classics drive by.

Please bring an unwrapped toy and help fill the Santamobile.  U.S. Marines will be on hand to collect the toys.  Door prizes.  50/50 raffle.  Food available from Hy-Vee.  Music provided by 3D Sound D.J. Dave Palmer.

And then join them on Sunday, October 7th and watch the parade of District 15 motorcycles as they make their annual Toys For Tots trek beginning at 1pm from the West Kimberly Wal-Mart, down Division Street, across 3rd Street, up Brady Street and then across Kimberly  Road to Hobby Lobby.

We request that these events remain alcohol-free.  Thank you for your support.

Haunted Island Hayrack Rides PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Bob Peppers   
Friday, 05 October 2012 07:18

The Friends of Credit Island Park present the 2012 Haunted Island Hayrack Rides.

This family-friendly event will take place on October 12 and 13 at Credit Island Park, 2200 West River Drive in Davenport. The fun begins at 6:30pm with storytelling, hayrack rides and more. Concessions are available inside the Credit Island Lodge.

Cost is $12 for adults, $8 for kids 4 - 11, and kids 3 and under are free.

Rain date is Oct 19 and 20.

For more information, contact Bob at 563-529-3080.

Sponsored in part by Davenport Parks & Recreations, the Riverboat Development Authority, The Family Credit Union, Credit Island Park and the River Cities' Reader.

Jordan Catholic School Walk-a-thon PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Janine Parr   
Thursday, 04 October 2012 14:32
Jordan Catholic School’s annual walk-a-thon details:

  • Friday October 5th from 10:00-11:30am
  • Students have collected nearly $15,000 in pledge donations for new textbooks.
  • mmediately following mass at St. Pius X Church (about 9:30am,) students will move to the school gym for a brief (15-20 minute) assembly.
  • 5th grader Maggie Schaecher thought it a fitting day to present Fourth Grade Science Teacher Karen Lavell with a framed print
  • of a May 2012 Quad City Times article highlighting her annual laboratory rat experiment which teaches the value of nutrition.
  • Hy-Vee will provide a Hydration Station (water bottles) directly behind the store along 20th avenue, for the children as they walk.
  • Grand prizes will be awarded to the top 3 families.
  • Eighth grade students will lead the walk with Kindergarten & first grade bringing up the rear and walking an abbreviated route. The walk-a-thon will begin at approximately 10am and will commence with popsicles in the Farrell Hall parking lot. Please call me with questions & thank you for your partnership.

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