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Martini Shake Off Supports HAVlife Foundation PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Audra Cornwell   
Thursday, 18 February 2010 08:52

Davenport, IA – On Thursday, February 18, downtown at the Redstone Room, thirteen local establishments will participate in the 2010 Martini Shake Off. The bartenders will compete for titles of the best traditional martini, best fruit martini, best dessert, best bartender’s choice and the People’s Choice award.

This year’s Martini Shake Off will feature martini samples from Bass Street Chop House, Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano, Carriage Haus, Granite City, Icons, Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse, Kilkenny’s, McClellan Stockade, Nan’s Piano Bar, Pints, Red Crow Grille, Steventon’s and Woodfire Grill, while enjoying appetizers and the sounds of Ellis Kell, Andrew Landers, Matt Podschweit, Terry Hanson & Ron Wilson. There will also be the chance to bid on silent auction items as well as a 50/50 cash raffle.

Event proceeds will benefit the HAVlife Foundation, established four years ago in honor of Hunter Aaron Vondran, who passed away at the young age of 13 due to injuries sustained in a tragic accident. Hunter was an avid athlete and musician who had a passion for living life to the fullest. In his short 13 years, Hunter managed to inspire the people around him to do the same and left his message in their hearts when he passed. His parents, Michael and Brenda Vondran, along with his brother Baron, set up the HAVlife Foundation in order to do good things in Hunter’s honor. The proceeds from the foundation stay in the local middle schools to prevent lost potential of today’s youth by supporting music and athletic programs in our schools and throughout the Quad Cities community. HAVlife strives to honor Hunter’s memory by supporting children and their pursuit of a full life, as Hunter would have wanted. During this year’s event Davenport Community Schools and Rock Island Community School District superintendants will be presented with additional funding to support ongoing HAVlife Youth Enrichment Scholarships. Presentation to take place at 8:00pm.

The event will begin at 5:30pm and last until 9:00pm.

Tickets are $45 per person, or $75 for a couple.

For more information or to purchase tickets please call 563.355.2200 or contact us via email – This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
Trivia Night Fundraiser PDF Print E-mail
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Written by John Pheiffer   
Monday, 15 February 2010 09:09

TRIVIA!!!

An Evening of Fun & Fellowship

Put on your thinking cap and show us how many trivial facts you have stored in your head!

Reserve February 26th and join us at the Masonic Center, 511 E 65th St, Davenport.

Doors open at 6:30 PM, play starts at 7:00 PM.

Tables of up to eight, $10.00 per person.

Cash Prizes – Silent Auction – 50/50 and Heads or Tails.

BYOB

Soft drinks and snacks available.

Proceeds to benefit the Daughters of the Nile general fund.

Contact Audrey Adamson at 309-236-6804 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

with questions or to reserve your table. Bring family, friends and neighbors.

Everyone Welcome!

 
Wear Jeans to Work to Benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lisa Hoffman Vondale   
Thursday, 11 February 2010 14:22

Geneseo Girl Highlighted In Statewide Make-A-Wish Foundation Promotion

PEORIA – Brooke, 8, from Geneseo, was diagnosed with severe Type 1 diabetes shortly before her second birthday. Her condition is complicated by severe hypoglycemia. Thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and their upcoming Jeans for Wishes campaign, Brooke’s dream of owning a therapy dog will come true this spring.

Brooke is bubbly and goofy and enjoys cracking jokes. She likes to take care of her cat, Sophie, and beagle named Sadie. She likes listening to Miley Cyrus and enjoys gymnastics, swimming, and cheering for the local softball team, the Lady Leafs.

When she learned that some therapy dogs are trained to smell when a diabetic’s sugar level drops, she decided to wish for a golden retriever that could help her and her family cope with her diabetes. She also loves dogs, so Brooke knows a dog will be a welcome addition to her house.

About Jeans for Wishes
Through the Jeans for Wishes Campaign, the Make-A-Wish Foundation will be able to grant Brooke’s wish and many others. The campaign engages companies and schools to join together to wear blue jeans for a small donation to the Foundation during the week of March 15. The goal of the second annual Jeans for Wishes campaign is to raise $100,000 to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois. Organizations may register their company or school at www.jeansforwishes.org.

Participating organizations will receive a Jeans for Wishes starter kit to promote the program within their group. The inspiring stories of wish children, including Brooke, who benefit from this fundraiser are posted online at www.jeansforwishes.org where Jeans For Wishes participants can send notes of encouragement to several wish children. The campaign is supported by Abt Electronics, Old Navy and Midas.

About the Make-A-Wish Foundation
The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich their lives with hope, strength and joy. Since 1985, the Foundation has granted more than 9,000 wishes and continues its mission to share the power of a wish® with special children across Illinois. For more information or to find out how you can help contact us at 309.637.1659, 800.978.9474(WISH) or visit www.wishes.org.

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Community Non-Profit Organizations Can Enlist Farmer Support to Apply for Chance to Win $2,500 Donation PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Randy Myers   
Monday, 08 February 2010 08:54

Deadline Nearing for America’s Farmers Grow Communities  ProjectTo Help Communities During Tough Economy


ST. LOUIS (Feb. 5, 2010) – In this tough economic climate, fundraising can be particularly challenging for many non-profit organizations. But now, agricultural youth groups as well as civic organizations across Iowa can enlist support from local farmers to win a $2,500 award. The application process for farmers is simple. With the deadline fast approaching, they just need to visit www.growcommunities.com and fill out a short form by Feb. 28, 2010.


The America’s Farmers Grow Communities  Project is a pilot program that enables farmers throughout Iowa and in parts of Arkansas and Missouri to enter a local agricultural organization or other non-profit community group to win a donation. Monsanto Company, the program sponsor, will award one $2,500 donation in each of the eligible counties, which include all 99 Iowa counties amounting to nearly $250,000 in statewide funding.


“Although only farmers can submit an award application, we’re also encouraging eligible community organizations to approach farmers they know to ask to be entered,” said John Raines, Monsanto Vice President of Customer Advocacy. “From looking at the entries coming in, we are impressed by the diversity of very worthwhile community groups that are important to Iowa farmers.”


Ag youth organizations, such as 4-H and FFA, account for many of farmer entries received to date. Other community groups also receiving a high number of entries include schools, libraries, fire departments and emergency medical services, economic development groups, hospitals and community centers.


To participate, Iowa farmers must be age 21 and over and be actively engaged in farming a minimum of 250 acres of corn and/or soybeans. The application period runs through Feb. 28, 2010. The program is open to all qualifying farmers, and there is no purchase requirement.


Farmers can apply online or request a copy of the official rules of the award program at www.growcommunities.com, by calling 1.877.267.3332 or by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to America’s Farmers Grow Communities Project, 914 Spruce St., St. Louis, Mo. 63102.

 
Annual Super Sunday Sale - Sunday, February 7th, 12 to 3 p.m. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jamie Sons   
Tuesday, 02 February 2010 08:58

The American Cancer Society’s Discovery Shop in Cumberland Square invites you to bargain shop for a cause! Sunday, February 7th will be our annual super clearance sale EVERYTHING in the store will be half price.

Mark you calendars and stop in to grab all of the bargains that you can find and be back home long before the big game starts. We are clearing out the floor to make room for all of the new and beautiful donations that we have recently been receiving. With the new things that we will be putting out on the floor starting Monday, February 8th the bargains will continue long after the game is over.

The Discovery Shop is an upscale resale shop selling gently used items donated by the community and staffed by over 100 volunteers. All clothing is cleaned and ironed before it is sold and dry cleaning is donated by Burke’s Dry Cleaners. Proceeds go to the American Cancer Society for cancer research, education, patient services and advocacy.

Donations are accepted anytime the shop is open and a tax receipt is always available. Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 am to 5 pm., Thursday from 10 am to 7 pm., and Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm.

 
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