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PMCI 29th Annual Cent-A-Gallon Day for Camp Courageous PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Charlie Becker   
Friday, 13 November 2009 13:06
The Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores of Iowa are launching their twenty-ninth annual Cent-A-Gallon Day for Camp Courageous Wednesday, November 25, 2009.  One-cent out of every gallon of petroleum products sold on the day before Thanksgiving, by participating marketers, will go to Camp Courageous.

Camp Courageous of Iowa is a year-round recreation and respite care facility for individuals with disabilities.  Run on donations, over 5,000 campers are served annually.

On this day, participating Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores will give thanks by contributing one-cent from every gallon of petroleum product sold to Camp Courageous.  “The day before Thanksgiving was picked 29 years ago,” according to Charlie Becker, the camp’s director, “because both Camp Courageous and the Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores have felt we have an awful lot to be thankful for and it was the perfect time to give thanks for all our blessings.”

Posters will be displayed in the windows of participating Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores to distinguish them as participants.  The Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores of Iowa encourage everyone to join with their local petroleum marketer to give thanks this Thanksgiving, by helping Camp Courageous on the day before.

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The Ninth annual “Bikes for Brains” fund drive kicks PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Sandy Seeley   
Monday, 09 November 2009 08:33
The Ninth annual “Bikes for Brains” fund drive kicks off Tuesday, November 10th, 2009 with a news conference detailing its fundraising goal and an announcement of a local club that is donating the helmets

For the ninth year in a row, local businesses and a state agency are teaming up to ensure 100 deserving preschool children receive their holiday wish--their first bicycle—for Christmas. Over the past eight years Bike ‘N Hike, Queens’ Parlour and the Rock Island County Regional Office of Education have led the campaign to make Christmas merrier for over 100 needy children.

A bike with training wheels costs $40. Donors can buy ½ a bike… or one bike….or five.  Whatever works in this economy.

A news conference is scheduled for Tuesday, November 10th at 10:00 a.m. at Queens’ Parlour (171-19th Avenue in Moline) to outline the group’s new goal and thank a local club for donating money for 100 helmets. Last year 160 children received bikes and helmets because of generous contributions to the “Bikes for Brains” campaign. Organizers hope to raise a similar amount this year.  Available at the news conference for interviews will be the project leadership team: Regional Superintendent of Schools, Jim Widdop, Sandy Seeley of Queens’ Parlour, and Steve DePron of Bike ‘N Hike.

WHO:  “Bikes for Brains” organizers and a past recipient

WHAT:  News conference launching this year’s campaign

WHERE: Queens’ Parlour (171-19th Avenue in Moline)

WHY:  Put a smile on over 100 kids’ faces this Christmas season

The bikes will be given away to qualified recipients identified by  Head Start, the Early Childhood Centers, and Christian Friendliness on Monday, December 14th from noon to 7 PM at the Martin Luther King Center in Rock Island.

Donations can be dropped off or mailed to:

Queen’s Parlour

171-19th Avenue

Moline, IL 61265

 Donors can make check payable to:

Bikes for Brains

Here is a brief history of the campaign past eight years of success:

Year Number of Bikes & Helmets
2002 48
2003 137
2004 120
2005 100
2006 125
2007 138
2008 160
Total 828

 
1st Annual “Walkin’ & Wheelin’ for Camp Courageous” PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Becky Melchert   
Friday, 06 November 2009 08:14
Monticello, IA— On Saturday November 14, 2009, Camp Courageous of Iowa will sponsor the 1st annual "Walkin' & Wheelin' for Camp Courageous."  This fun-filled event will take place from 8:30-11:00 a.m. at Westdale Mall in Cedar Rapids.  Registration is from 8:30-9:30, with the walk from 9:30-10:30. Awards will be presented from 10:30-11:00.  T-shirts will be given to each participant who has collected a minimum of $10 in donations. Prizes will be awarded to the individual and team raising the most money for this event.

Participants may pre-register for this event by calling 319-465-5916, ext. 2130, visiting camp’s website at www.campcourageous.org, or may register the day of the event.

Camp Courageous of Iowa is a year-round recreational and respite care facility for individuals with mental and physical disabilities, located near Monticello, Iowa. The camp was built and continues to operate on donations, without government support, without formal sponsorship, and without paid fundraisers. In 2008, the camp served over 5,000 campers with special needs.

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Discovery Shop's Annual Holiday Open House Sunday, November 22nd Noon to 4 p.m. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jamie Sons   
Tuesday, 03 November 2009 12:02
The Bettendorf Discovery Shop in Cumberland Square invites you to their Annual Holiday Open House Sunday, November 22nd from noon to 4 PM.

Let us help you with your shopping list and at the same time you can make a difference in the fight against cancer! The Discovery Shop will be overflowing with all kinds of beautiful holiday clothing, ornaments, collectibles and gift items. If you are looking for something for yourself or for someone on your list, this is a great place to start.

The Discovery Shop is an upscale resale shop. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society to fund cancer research, patient services, education and advocacy.

The shop will be closed Saturday, November 21st to prepare for this event.

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.

 
Christmas Villages of Germany, Austria and Slovenia PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Angela Hunt   
Wednesday, 28 October 2009 10:56

Opens November 20 (November – December) at the German American Heritage Center & Museum in Davenport.

 

Celebrate the wonder of the Christmas traditions. The Christmas Village exhibit includes the Bethlehem Christmas village and Nativity scene. Look closely, and you will see hand-carved wooden figures that represent the craftsmanship of the artisans who created them in the 1700s and 1800s. The village exhibit includes the collection of Arlene Rose Considine, of Clinton, Iowa. Over the years, she found these treasures in Christmas markets, antique shops and flea markets in Slovenia, Austria and Germany.  (Museum members can enjoy a member-only preview of the exhibit on Thursday, November 19 from 4:30-7 p.m.)


FREE with admission ($5.00) or free to museum members.

 
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