MILAN -- The Milan Santa Fund raised $9,485 during its 73rd holiday fundraising campaign.
The fund, sponsored by the Milan Woman's Club, provided basic clothing, hats, gloves, shoes and blankets to 71 children. The Milan Lions Club provided holiday dinner food baskets to the families and seniors.
The 73rd Milan Santa Fund helped 31 families and 23 seniors.
A final list of contributors include: Blackhawk Fire Department Benevolent Fund, $250 Edward Sims Jr., and Pamala Sims, $500 Ace Upholstery, $25 Blackhawk Temple 254 Pythian Sisters, $100 Milan Lodge 477 Knights of Pythians, $100 Glen and Marbro Osborn, $15 Ferrari Ins. Agency, Milan, $25 Edward Voorhees, $25 Juanita McRoberts, $10 In memory of George DeJonghe, from family, $50 M. Lucille Weed, $25 In memory of Jim and Jimmie, by Fay Luce, $25 Jerry and Phyllis Wilson, $25 Bernice Schroeder, $25 Robert and Shirley Bonnett, $50 Collinson Stone Co., $50 Dr. Karla Buckrop, D.C., $25 Hughes Tire and Battery Co., $50 Joann and Frank DePaepe, $50 In loving memory of Diana Nesseler, from Donna Mom, $50 Black Hawk State Bank, $500 Raymond Webster, $25 McDonalds, Milan, $200 In memory of Greg and Weg Townley, by Wilma Townley, $50 Blackhawk Fire Auxilary, $250 Milan Optimist Club, $200 Wes and Carol Greenwood, in memory of Brenda, $25 Fraternal Order of Police Milan Lodge 219, $100 In memory of Ernie Marando, $20 In memory of Karen Strayer, Grace and Beans Strayer, by Jim and Jeff Strayer, $50 In memory of Joe McKinley, from his family, $20 Midwest Corvettes,$150 Raymond and Harriet Young, $25 In loving memory of Robert Locklin, $20 In memory of my husband, Jackie Merrit, by Anna Merrit, $25 Knights of Columbus St. Ambrose Council 12576, $150 Shirley Glancy, $50 American Legion Aux. 569, $50 John and Cheryl Koutsky, $25 A.D. Huesing, $50 Chad and Laura Hoover, $10 Tara and John Houk, $10 Sean and Stefany Hoover, $10 Kimberly Hoover, $10 Brian and Valerie Hoover, $10 Friends of Big Island Ladies Club, $50 Brandt Construction Co, $100 Scamper In, Inc., $25 Chicago Tube and Iron, $265
Today is Monday, July 28, the 209th day of 2014. There are 156 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary. 1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.