Child Abuse Council anniversary celebration and spring gala

Posted Online: May 07, 2013, 11:11 am
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Press release submitted by Child Abuse Council

Rock Island, IL, May 7, 2013 – The Child Abuse Council is celebrating a milestone of 35 years of keeping children safe from abuse and neglect…and they're celebrating by throwing a party on Friday, May 17, at Oakwood Country Club, Coal Valley, IL.
The night begins with a reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by the spring gala from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event will feature heavy hors d'oeuvres, hosted bar, live music, an artist's caricature drawings, raffle, and an array of live and silent auction items. This year's event sponsors are Riverboat Development Authority, Stern Beverage and the Dispatch and the Rock Island Argus.
"Our ability to have an impact on the lives of thousands of children over the past 35 years has been possible because of the generous community support. We all play a role when it comes to the healthy development of our local children", stated Sue Swisher, Executive Director. This event is also our way to celebrate the Child Abuse Council's achievements and to thank the community, " said Swisher.
The public is invited and can purchase tickets by contacting the Child Abuse Council Office at 309-786-1466. Ticket prices are $60 per person. Proceeds support the Child Abuse Council's programs and services. The Child Abuse Council informs, educates, and supports children and families in the bi-state metropolitan Quad-City area. They exist to lead community efforts in eliminating child abuse and neglect by protecting children and strengthening families through prevention, education and treatment.
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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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