Skip-a-Long Child Development Services, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing high-quality, accessible care to all children, regardless of financial means, will be hosting a tree dedication ceremony Wednesday, June 29, 2011.

A tree will be planted in memory of Aina Swanson, A Skip-a-Long parent and volunteer board member.  Both of her children attended Skip-a-Long for a number of years and her son, Chris, returned to Skip-a-Long as a teacher for school-age children after receiving his B.A.  Chris unexpectedly passed away at the age of 32 just four years ago, and Aina passed away this last year.

One of Skip-a-Long's most involved friends and a former employee, Ms. Sandy Perry, has also purchased a tree to be planted for her appreciation for all the child care centers have done in the past 41 years to educate, inspire, and enhance the lives of the young children of the Quad Cities.

130 school-age children will help us celebrate on this day, and there will be a t-shirt tye-dying activity, games, and a cookout lunch for the children to enjoy, so it will be an excellent photo opportunity to showcase both the community support Skip-a-Long has as well as the fun summertime activities our children participate in while attending our nationally accredited center!

WHAT:  Tree planting and dedication for long-time supporters of Skip-a-Long's mission

WHERE:  Skip-a-Long's Moline Campus, 4800 60th St., Moline, IL  (309)764-8110

TIME:  Activities in the morning for the kids, tree dedication begins at 12:30pm

QUESTIONS:  Please contact Liz Strader at or (309)764-8110 for more information!

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