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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1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
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