Bi-State Literacy Fall Activities


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Posted Online: Nov. 16, 2012, 10:57 am
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Press release submitted by Sharon De Frieze


Duffy De France represents Bi-State Literacy Council and Muscatine Literacy Coalition at several fall events in a two county area

Duffy De France has been a busy ambassador this fall in Scott and Muscatine Counties, representing Bi-State Literacy Council and the Muscatine Literacy Coalition.
At Reading Adventures, that was held at the Mississippi Valley Fair Grounds in Davenport, IA. The youth received bookmarks, pens, and 160 books were handed out, along with adult level materials.
Heritage Days was held at Wild Cat Den State Park, Muscatine, IA. Duffy passed out 305 books and materials for all ages. Musser Public Library representatives did a craft with the children that included making an old fashion slate, done with black contact paper and cardboard with chalk for writing.
Those who attended the Great Plains Regional Puppet Festival and the West Liberty Children's Festival received 600 books and 100 magazines.

















 



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  Today is Friday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2014. There are 131 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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