Event:      Fish and Fire fundraiser for River Action

Date:  Friday, April 25, 2014
River Action will host the 12th annual Fish and Fire fundraiser at 5:30 p.m. at Watch Tower Lodge, Black Hawk State Historic Site, 1510 46th Ave., Rock Island. It will begin with a cash bar, social, music, and a silent auction, and continue with dinner (choice of catfish, fried chicken, or vegetarian pasta) and presentation of the 15th annual Eddy Awards. Tickets are $40; $32 for members; $12 for ages 8-16; free ages 7 and under; $300 table of eight. Reservations are required by April 23. Online reservations are available, or checks may be sent to River Action, 822 E. River Drive, Davenport IA 52803. Call 563-563-2969 or email for details.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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