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Written by Rev. Jackie Perry   
Friday, 23 December 2011 14:38



1330 – 13TH ST, MOLINE, ILLINOIS 61265

Sponsored by Churches United of the Quad City Area.

Guest Speaker: Rev. Kerrin Kirkpatrick, Asbury Methodist Church, Bettendorf, Iowa.

Let us join other Christian churches in our area as we remember the 2012 theme “We Will All Be Changed by the Victory of Our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Cor. 15:51-58).

For background on this annual service, visit www.geii.org

CHURCHES: You are invited to participate in this ecumenical opportunity in the following ways:

Announce this ecumenical service to your congregation.

Bringing the Light (Candle): Designate a representative(s) from your church to bring in a candle with a candle stand to place in the worship space at the opening of the service. The rep may be a clergy person and/or any adult(s) or youth (individuals or group), whomever you wish to designate. The candles may be small (votive) or larger and placed in a candle holder that you bring or design. We aim for variety. Your candle with holder will be placed on the floor (large) or stands provided by Trinity Lutheran. Trinity has a nice variety of candles and stands for your use as well.

Clergy Procession and/or lay persons of various ages may process with candle(s). Clergy will process in robes/stoles (if robes are part of your tradition).

Commitment:  Please let us know that your church will participate by contacting Rev. Jackie Perry, Associate Pastor, First Congregational Church UCC, Moline at 309.792.0787, ext 2 or by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The annual “Bikes for Brains” bike give away is scheduled for TODAY....Monday, December 19th at the Martin Luther King Center in Rock Island. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by M. McNeil   
Tuesday, 20 December 2011 16:09
Organizers of the annual bike giveaway met their fundraising goal and 167 children will receive their Christmas wish--their first bike and helmet.  This is the most bikes given away in a single day since the volunteer group began this effort about a decade ago. No child who put a bike on their Christmas list has been disappointed....thanks to this program.

The children and their parents will be able to pick up their bikes beginning at noon at the MLK Center (639 9th Street Rock Island).  The media is invited to attend this joyous event and interview children as they get their first-ever bike, helmet, gently used books, as well as watch a puppet show explaining the importance of wearing a helmet and preventing brain injuries.  Volunteers with The Pilot Club of Moline will do their popular the puppet shows.

Available for interviews are the project leadership team:  Steve Depron with Bike ‘N Hike, Sandy Seeley-Copley with Queens Parlour,  Sheila Burns with the ROE and Mary Maland with the Pilot Club of Moline.

WHO:  “Bikes for Brains” leadership team and recipients
WHAT:  Bike give away
WHERE:  Martin Luther King Center (639 9th Street  Rock Island)
WHEN:  Monday, December 19th at noon

VFW Post 9128 - New Year's Eve Celebration in Bettendorf PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Christian Popp, GySgt, USMC, Ret   
Tuesday, 20 December 2011 16:05

It is requested that your company/organization help our Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post publicize our upcoming December 31st event that is our “Annual New Year’s Eve Celebration".

By posting the information in the attached flyer to calendars, web sites, etc. for your viewers to see, it will enable our Post to remain in active participation with other local Veteran’s Organizations in helping the Quad City area Veterans.

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions that may help us, please feel free to contact me personally.

If you need more information, please contact either of the Co-Chairpersons, Chris Popp at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , (563) 468-3727 or Penny Hurt at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , (563) 650-6134.

Thank you in advance for all your help,

Christian Popp (GySgt, USMC, Ret.)

Commander, Canfield Hughes VFW Post 9128,

District 2 Sr Vice Commander

2814 State St.

Bettendorf, IA 52722

Post: (563) 355-8528 after 3pm

Post: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Cmdr: (563) 468-3727 (Cell)

Cmdr: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Post website: http://vfw-post-9128.club.officelive.com

Pleasant Valley Sparkles Host Christmas Party December 18 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Johanna Smith   
Tuesday, 20 December 2011 16:01
Bettendorf, IA – The Horvath family will be hosting the Pleasant Valley Sparkles Christmas party this Sunday, December 18th at 4:15pm at their home.  Happy Joe Whitty will be stopping by to bring added holiday cheer to the event.  The Sparkles and their mentors will enjoy an evening of pizza, soda, Christmas crafts, a gift exchange and music. 

“These girls are truly amazing.  As members of the cheerleading squad they dedicate their time to practices and performing for football and basketball games as well as community events.  They give 110% all the time,” says Tiffany Horvath, mother of Sparkle Mentor Taylor Horvath.  “This party is an opportunity to take time for themselves, relax and enjoy some well-earned time with their mentors and friends.”

Additionally, the Sparkles would like to extend their thanks and gratitude to Happy Joe’s, who graciously donated pizza for the party. 

The Sparkles are special-needs cheerleading squad started at Pleasant Valley High School in 2008.  Since then, the “Sparkle Effect” has gone nationwide, with approximately 52 inclusive teams in Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nebraska, Colorado, Indiana, Alabama, Tennessee, Washington, Florida, California, North Carolina, Texas, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Georgia, Ohio, Connecticut, New York, and even South Africa.

All media are welcome to join the party at 5374 Berkshire Street, Bettendorf on the 18th at 4:15pm. There will be lots of pizza and treats for them to enjoy as well! 

For more information, contact Tiffany Horvath at 907-223-5430.


2012 Daddy Daughter Dance PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kenneth Asta   
Monday, 19 December 2011 16:29

You are personally invited to register early for our popular Daddy Daughter Dance.

We want to reserve your spot today.... What a great Gift!

Daddy Daughter Dance

An evening filled with charm, fun and dancing awaits you and your special girl at this special event. You will enjoy dancing, buffet dinner, prizes and more! "Daddy" can be an Uncle, Grandpa, or any special person. Daughters of all ages will enjoy the evening full of entertainment and take home a gift too.  *Pictures available on sight for an additional fee. This makes for a great gift.


Sunday, February 19th

from 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Event held at the River Center, Mississippi River Hall

136 E. Third, North Building, Davenport


Couples will be admitted beginning at 5:30pm

FEE: $40.00 per couple

$20 for each additional child


Click here for more information and registration instructions.

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