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Written by Charlie Becker   
Tuesday, 10 June 2014 15:15
MONTICELLO, IOWA – The 40th Anniversary Camp Courageous Staff/Volunteer Reunion is scheduled for Saturday June 21 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM in the camp lodge. There will be tours from 1-2:30, a program and open mic from 2:30 -3:00, and socializing from 3:00 – 4:00. Refreshments will be available throughout the afternoon. All camp staff and volunteers are welcome to attend.

Camp Courageous is a year- round recreational and respite care facility for individuals with disabilities. Camp served 211 campers during the summer of 1974 and now serves over 6500 campers in a year-round program. It has also grown from 40 acres to 200 and from 5 buildings to 25.

For more information or to RSVP  visit the camp website at or
contact Camp Courageous at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Camp Courageous, Box 418, Monticello, Iowa 52310-0418 or 319-465-5916 or Fax: 319-465-5919.


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Written by Rhonda Johnson   
Friday, 06 June 2014 09:12
Churches United of the Quad City Area is extremely proud and thankful to announce the award of a Core Mission grant in the amount of $5,000.00 from the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend to be utilized for
Strategic Direction and Critical Issues Training.

We are very grateful to the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend for its support in this endeavor.


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Written by Rhonda Johnson   
Friday, 06 June 2014 09:11
Churches United of the Quad City Area is extremely proud and thankful to announce the award of a grant in the amount of $30,000.00 from the Riverboat Development Authority, to be utilized for our Hunger Program.

The Riverboat Development Authority has been a vital supporter of this mission, and we are extremely grateful to them for helping to address the hunger needs in our community.


Entenmann's® and The Salvation Army Partner For 2014 National Donut Day Extravaganza PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Holly Nomura   
Tuesday, 03 June 2014 14:03

Sweepstakes Includes ‘Free Donuts for a Year’ and Facebook Donation Campaign.

The first National Donut Day was celebrated by The Salvation Army in Chicago in 1938 to help raise needed funds during the Great Depression and commemorate the work of the "donut lassies" who helped make the donut what it is today by feeding the tasty confection to American soldiers during World War I. The donuts became synonymous with The Salvation Army, as well as the American soldiers who were returning home with the nickname, "doughboys."

This significant occasion established the donut as a long-standing symbol of the services The Salvation Army continues to provide. The partnership between Entenmann's and The Salvation Army reinforces Entenmann's as a brand synonymous with National Donut Day.

In its continued support of The Salvation Army, from April 21 to June 30 Entenmann’s Bakery will donate to the organization $1 for every person who “likes” the Entenmann’s Facebook page (, up to $30,000. Entenmann’s Bakery has donated a total of $70,000 to The Salvation Army through the first three years of the partnership and plans to hit the $100,000 mark through this year’s donation campaign.

“We’re very excited to partner with The Salvation Army for the fourth year in a row and hit the $100K charitable donation mark with the debut of our newest flavored Red Velvet donut,” said Maureen Sticco, Director of Entenmann’s Marketing Services.

In this the fourth year of the partnership and in celebration of the historical day, Entenmann’s will be rewarding lucky “fans” with ‘Free Donuts for a Year’ and additional prizes through the sweepstakes link on the Entenmann’s Facebook page. All entries must be received by 11:59: p.m. ET on June 30, 2014. Winners will be randomly selected from all submissions. Official Rules can be found at

“Entenmann’s has been a terrific partner and supporter of our mission of goodwill and we look forward to making the 2014 National Donut Day the best one yet,” said Major Ron Busroe, National Community Relations and Development Secretary for The Salvation Army.

National Donut Day Fun Facts:

The Salvation Army:

  • National Donut Day commemorates the “donut lassies,” female Salvation Army volunteers who provided writing supplies, stamps, clothes-mending and home-cooked meals, and of course, donuts, for soldiers on the front lines.

  • With limited resources, these treats were fried, only seven at a time. The Salvation Army’s Ensign Margaret Sheldon and Adjutant Helen Purviance cleverly thought of frying donuts in soldiers’ helmets.

  • Approximately 250 Salvation Army volunteers provided assistance to American soldiers in France starting in 1917 during WWI.

  • In 2013, 30 million Americans received assistance from The Salvation Army's 3,600 officers, 60,000 employees and 3.4 million volunteers.

Entenmann's Bakery:

  • With donut bakeries in Carlisle, Pennsylvania and Montebello, California, Entenmann’s produces more than 780 million donuts a year, which equivalents to 15 million donuts a week and more than 100,000 donuts every hour to keep up with the demands of Entenmann’s donut lovers nationwide.

  • The Rich Frosted Donut has been the #1 seller since its introduction in 1973.

  • Entenmann’s produces a number of varieties of donuts and Pop‘ems each year including Cinnamon and Snickerdoodle Pop’ems and Devils Food Crumb Donuts to seasonal varieties including Halloween Rich Frosted Sprinkled, Harvest Pumpkin Donuts, Holiday Pop’ems and Rainbow Pop’ems.

  • In the early ’50s, Frank Sinatra used to call the Bay Shore Bakery to place weekly orders from Entenmann’s.


Branstad, Reynolds announce Yankee Doodle Drive Against Hunger PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Office of the Governor of the State of Iowa   
Monday, 02 June 2014 15:34

(DES MOINES) - Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, today, with representatives of the Des Moines Symphony, the Food Bank of Iowa, Bank of the West, Hy-Vee, and Casey’s announced the official start of the sixth annual Yankee Doodle Drive Against Hunger.

“The Yankee Doodle Drive Against Hunger is a wonderful campaign that raises awareness and collects much-needed non-perishable food items for the Food Bank of Iowa,” said Reynolds. “I am honored and proud to be a partner with community businesses to shed a light on the importance of eliminating hunger in central Iowa.”

The public is encouraged to drop off non-perishable food items at area Bank of the West locations, area Hy-Vee locations or at the Des Moines Symphony’s 20th Annual Yankee Doodle Pops. In addition, the Office of Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds will today accept donations from the public at their office in the State Capitol.

Yankee Doodle Pops will be held on the State Capitol grounds on July 3, 2014, at 8:30 p.m. All donations from the food drive will benefit the Food Bank of Iowa. The drive runs until July 7, 2014.

For more information on the Yankee Doodle Food Drive, visit

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