Celebrate the Noon Year at the Family Museum


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Posted Online: Dec. 28, 2012, 11:49 am
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Press release submitted by city of Bettendorf



Bettendorf — The grownups get to have their New Year's Eve fun at night, so the Family Museum offers kids a chance to celebrate the arrival of 2013 during the daylight hours with a countdown to 12:00 noon! This event will be on Monday, December 31 from 9:30 AM through 12:30 PM with a countdown at 12:00 noon. Festivities include art activities for the whole family, live music performed by the Meyers Brothers from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM, a countdown to 12:00 PM with noisemakers, party hats, and lots of confetti! Event is included with membership or paid admission.



















 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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