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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.

10th Preventing Abuse Conference PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tony Nassif   
Thursday, 04 October 2012 14:30
Helping Prevent Child Abduction & Human Trafficking

We will identify the problems but focus on the solutions.

Child Abduction, Prevention & Rescue. * Human Trafficking, Cartels in America.* Pornography impact *TerroristInvolvement in pornography *NationalSecuritThreat *Positive Role of the Faith Based Community *Updates on current events *Successes and Rescues  

Speakers Presenters

Governor Terry Branstad , U.S. Senator Grassley,

Detective Sergeant, Oscar Mejia,   DrugCartel Expert, Noreen Gosch,

Ric Lumbard (restoring victims)Baz: C.I.A. former, deep cover rescues,

Tamara Scott , Chuck Hurley (Iowa trafficking legislation), Jim Rothstein , Special Investigator of abduction & trafficking ,

Tania Fiolleau, former madam of 400 prostitutes ,

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children* Drew and Heather

Collins, parents of Missing Child, Dale Whiting, Timothy Plan, and more.   * Subject to change

Interesting surprise. Don't miss it.

REGISTRATION:   $59.00 includes conference and lunch** $79.00 at the door

DATE:   October 19, 2012  
LOCATION:   Embassy Suites, Des Moines, Iowa

TIME : 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Speakers and Lunch (Provided)

5:00 P.M. to 6:30 P.M. Dinner break 
6:30 P.M. Movieof "Border Wars" about the cartels


Register Today!!! SPACE IS LIMITED

www.preventingabuse.org or call   323-851-3872

I personally look forward to see you at the conference

Tony Nassif

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