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Parks and Recreation Strategic Planning Meeting PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kenneth Asta   
Monday, 02 April 2012 08:46
April 26, 6pm - 8pm, at the River's Edge

Davenport Parks and Recreation is in the process of updating their Strategic Plan for 2020. The Strategic Plan 2020 summarizes key areas of the Parks and Recreation Department and the related measurements and benchmarks that will help it realize the expectations of the community.

Egg-stravaganza Egg Scramble PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kenneth Asta   
Monday, 02 April 2012 08:43

Saturday, April 7 at 10am

Centennial Park*

Rain or shine, you don't want to miss this fun filled Easter egg family event!  Join B100, Davenport Parks and Recreation and the Y and celebrate spring! Bring a basket and begin your morning by participating in an egg scramble.  From there head on over to the activities.  Bring the entire family to the park and have a great time.  The Egg Scramble is divided into appropriate age groups and begins at 10am sharp.


*If it rains we will move inside and enjoy the great River's Edge facility.


Pre-registration is $3.00 per participant/ Day of event is $5.00 per participant.

Click here to: Register online.

Teen Poetry Contest PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jan LaRoche   
Tuesday, 27 March 2012 12:32
Students in grades 6-12 can enter one (1) original poem of up to 25 lines for a chance to win a gift certificate of up to $25. Deadline for entries is April 21. Read your poems at the Poetry Café on May 5 at 10:00 a.m. This contest is free and entry forms are available at the Moline Public Library or online at http://molinelibraryteens.. For more information call 309-524-2440 or visit us at 3210 41st Street, Moline, IL 61265 or online at http://www.molinelibrary.com.

2012 IMA Workshop PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GAHC   
Tuesday, 27 March 2012 12:26

"Kickin' Cancer's Butt One Lap at a Time®" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Melissa Wogomon   
Tuesday, 27 March 2012 12:16
On April 13th, the Corn Belt Clash Late Model Series makes its inaugural stop at the Davenport Speedway in
Davenport, Iowa for the "Karsyn’s Krusaders 40" and "Kickin' Cancer's Butt One Lap at a Time®" night at the

The Corn Belt Clash Late Model Series is proud to have partnered with Karsyn’s Krusaders for the upcoming
season, Karsyn’s Krusaders is now the official non-profit organization of the Corn Belt Clash. Dubbing the 40-lap
feature event the "Karsyn’s Krusaders 40".

Karsyn’s Krusaders - Kickin' Cancer's Butt One Lap at a Time® is an Iowa non-profit organization started by a
family with longtime racing involvement that decided to turn their "passion for racing into a purpose" after their
3 year old daughter was diagnosed with cancer. Since forming the organization in 2010, Jessica and Andy Miller,
with a handful of volunteers and help from race fans, drivers, and promoters, have raised $85,000 to help others
affected by cancer.

In just two years, the organization has accrued more than 5,700 supporters on Facebook, partnered with drivers
and tracks in nine states, sold nearly 5,000 "Kickin' Cancer's Butt One Lap at a Time® shirts, and received support
from many racing based businesses. As part of the recent partnership with the CBC and the continued support
of the Davenport Speedway, Karsyn's Krusaders is returning to Davenport, IA to join with fans, drivers, and the
community to once again "Kick Cancer's Butt One Lap at a Time®".

With the funds raised at dirt track events, the organization has made a significant impact in many ways. They
have worked with Make-A-Wish Iowa, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Alex's Lemonade Stand and CaringBridge,
to name a few. Last year, Karsyn's Krusaders also prepared meals and activities for nearly 400 pediatric cancer
patients and their siblings at the Heart Connection Cancer Camp in Boone, IA .

The donation that is probably the most meaningful to the Davenport area and very sentimental to Jessica and
Andy Miller, is the donation made by Karsyn's Krusaders to SuperSibs in December 2010. Funds were raised at
Davenport Speedway and were collected just one day after Sergio Wogomon (13), of Davenport was laid to rest.

The Miller and Wogomon families met at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics as both of their children
were diagnosed and battling leukemia at the same time. As the Millers planned a visit to Davenport Speedway
for what they thought was going to be an exciting night of racing and an opportunity to raise funds for others,
they never would have guessed they would also be saying their final goodbyes to a special young man and
supporting the Wogomon family during their time of loss.

Two weeks later, the Board of Directors of Karsyn's Krusaders voted to donate all funds raised that weekend in
Davenport to an organization identified by the Wogomons and given in memory of Sergio.

Karsyn's Krusaders, the Corn Belt Clash Late Model Racing Series, the Davenport Speedway and the Wogomon
family have all come together this year to plan a great night of racing, fundraising, and activities to remember,
celebrate and honor all who have battled cancer. In addition to the racing action, Karsyn's Krusaders will be
selling Kickin' Cancer's Butt One Lap at a Time® merchandise and holding special activities for fans and drivers.
Activities include a special team fundraising challenge, ‘Shake Your Money-Maker ’contest, and much more.

Pits open at 4 p.m. with grandstands opening at 5. The driver’s meeting will be at 6 with racing to follow. IMCA
Late Models, IMCA Modifieds, and DTR Street Stocks will also be on the bill along with the travelers of the Corn
Belt Clash Late Model Series as all 4 divisions will run on the historic half-mile surface. General admission is $18,
$16 teens and seniors, with kids 10 and under free with a paid adult. Pit passes are $30. For more information,
go to www.drttrak.com. The race day phone number is 563-326-5338.

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