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Written by Jeanne Muellerleile   
Wednesday, 09 September 2009 09:37
MONTICELLO, IOWA – The 21st Annual Back-To-School Festival will be held at Camp Courageous Wednesday September 16 from 10:00 am to 2:00. Camp Courageous is a year- round recreational and respite care facility for individuals with disabilities. The Back-To-School Festival has become an annual celebrate of the new school year for dozens of special education classes throughout the area.

Special education classes are invited to attend this free event and enjoy Rock & Prevention, games, music, magician Rickie Rowray, prizes, hayrides, wobble buggies, swimming, miniature golf, a helicopter, face painting, health bounce, barsumo and more. The big attraction this year is rides on the camp’s Tom & Nan Riley Train.

Lunch is provided for free to the students, teachers, volunteers, staff & campers. Camp Courageous traditionally expects about 1000 participants.

For more information contact Jeanne Muellerleile, E-mail: 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 ext. 2300 or Fax: 319-465-5919

Camp Courageous of Iowa Antique Market Show PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Charlie Becker   
Wednesday, 09 September 2009 09:01
MONTICELLO, IA - Camp Courageous Antique Market Show will be held on Sunday, November 1st at the Berndes Center on the fairgrounds in Monticello. Doors will be open from 9:00 A.M. until 3:00 P.M.  Camp Courageous is seeking dealers and exhibitors to display quality antiques and collectibles.  Food and beverages are available for purchase throughout the day, including pie and ice cream.  This show is held each year in the spring and in the fall.

Camp Courageous of Iowa is a recreational and respite care facility for individuals with disabilities of all ages.  It is run on donations, without government support, without paid fundraisers, and without formal sponsorship.

Admission for the public is $3.00 and parking is free. For inquiries or dealer information contact Sharon Roller at 319-465-5916 ext. 2200. All proceeds for this event will benefit over 5,000 campers with special needs who visit Camp Courageous of Iowa each year.

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Scott Co. Historic Preservation Society meeting PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Karen Anderson   
Wednesday, 09 September 2009 07:52
The Scott County Historic Preservation Society's next meeting wil be held on Sept. 10, 2009 at 7pm.
SCHPS will tour the Renwick Mansion, 901 Tremont Ave. The Renwick is Davenport's finest example of Italian Revival Villa architecture.  Built by lumber baron James Renwick in 1877, the mansion freatures 8 marble fireploaces, a three story walnut staircase and an iron crested tower juting far above the tree tops.
Today, the mansion is owned by local preservationist, Senator, Dr. Joe Seng, who rents it for weddings and public events.. Parking is on 10th Street.
The meeting is open to the public and free of charge.For more information call Karen Anderson at 563-324-0257

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Written by Patti Lahn   
Tuesday, 18 August 2009 15:05

MILAN, IL - The University of Illinois Extension Office Teens from the 4-H Companion Animals Club will hold a Dog Wash/Car Wash on Saturday, August 29th from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. to benefit the Quad City Animal Welfare Center. The Dog Wash/Car Wash wil be held in the University of Illinois Extension Office parking lot at 321 West 2nd Avenue in Milan. For a suggested donation of $5.00, the 4-H Companion Animal Club teen will wash your car and pamper your pooch. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Quad City Animal Welfare Center.

The Quad City Animal Welfare Center is the only full service no-kill animal shelter located in the Quad Cities. Our mission is a shelter for homeless animals, to support a spay and neuter program and to provide humane education. QCAWC Adoption Center is open Monday-Saturday from 12:00 Noon until 5:00 p.m. with extended hours on Wednesday until 6:00 p.m. Our Low Cost High Quality Wellness Clinic is open every Wednesday and Friday at 1:00 p.m. with no appointment necessary. Low Cost High Quality spaying and neutering is offered by calling 309-787-6830 for an appointment. QCAWC is located at 724 West 2nd Avenue in Milan.


Scott County Family Y Is One of the Best Charities in the Country PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kathy Horrell   
Friday, 07 August 2009 15:37

Charity Navigator Awards the Y Its Highest Honor, Three Years in A Row

DAVENPORT, Iowa – August 7, 2009 – The Scott County Family Y is one of the best charitable organizations in the country, that according to Charity Navigator.  The nation’s largest independent evaluator of charities has awarded the Y its coveted 4-Star rating for the third straight year.

The Scott County Family Y is the only Iowa Quad City charity to receive this rating; is one of 10charitable organizations in Iowa and one of only 16 YMCAs in the United States to receive this recognition in 2008.  In addition, only 12-percent of not-for-profit agencies receive this rating in consecutive years, according to Michael Smith, Interim President and CEO of Charity Navigator.  “The Scott County Family Y outperforms most charities in America in its efforts to operate in the most fiscally responsible way possible,” said Smith.  This four-star rating was awarded to the Scott County Family Y for efficiently managing and growing its finances.

“One way in which the Scott County Family Y expresses its gratitude to our donors is by being a good steward of the gifts that have been entrusted to us – making the most of every donated dollar, said Kellie Esters, Vice President of Fund Development for the Scott County Family Y.  Frank Klipsch, President and CEO of the Scott County Family Y, stated that he was proud that our commitment to donors and our community, fostered by our partnership between our board of directors and staff has been recognized by this prestigious national organization.

Founded in 2001, Charity Navigator uses an unbiased and objective rating system that evaluates the financial health of more than 5,000 charities, with the goal of helping charitable givers make informed, intelligent donation decisions.  All of Charity Navigator’s information is available to the public at no cost and can be found on line at

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