Event:      Fall Into Annawan Festival

Date:  Saturday, October 5, 2013
The second annual Fall Into Annawan Festival will be held from 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. in Howes Park, 400 N. Main St., Annawan. Festivities include a buckaroo rodeo, kiddie tractor pull, a chili cook-off, a cash raffle, and music by The Old 57's at 7:30 p.m. The Annawan Canal Ambush triathlon and 5K will be held on the Hennepin Canal Trail in the morning. There also will be a Mighty Titan Youth Obstacle Mud Run for ages 4-14. See the schedule online. Proceeds from the day will go toward a new community center. Call 309-935-6264 for details.

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1914 — 100 years ago: The Rock Island Aerie of Eagles made plans for the laying of the cornerstone of a new $50,000 Eagles Home. W.C. Maucker is to be master of ceremonies.
1939 — 75 years ago: Col. Charles A. Lindbergh spoke on "America and Foreign War" in a neutrality debate over nation wide radio hook-up.
1964 — 50 years ago: Two awards of the National Safety council were presented to the city of Rock Island today at noon at a meeting held in the YWCA.
1989 — 25 years ago: The final tallies are not yet in for the summer 1989 Quad-Cities tourism season, but officials are expecting the number of visitors to the area to be at least as good as, if not better than, 1988.

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