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Less than $2,000 needed for Good Fellow Santa Fund goal


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Posted Online: Jan. 19, 2013, 11:31 pm
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By Leon Lagerstam, llagerstam@qconline.com
MOLINE — Less than $2,000 is needed for The Dispatch Good Fellow and The Rock Island Argus Santa Fund to hit its $40,000 goal.

To date, the holiday campaign has raised $38,054.26, which leaves only $1,945.74 to collect.

Campaign volunteers would greatly appreciate additional contributions to help finish achieving this season's goal.

The Dispatch Good Fellow and The Rock Island Argus Santa Fund has been making the holidays bright for the less fortunate for 105 years.

To date, the 2012 Good Fellow fund has helped 372 families with over 1,000 children, plus 251 low-income seniors and disabled persons.

Donations from area residents, businesses and civic groups may be made in one of four convenient ways:
— Make a secure donation online at QCOnline.com/goodfellow.
— Send a check to Good Fellow, c/o Dispatch/Argus, 1720 5th Ave., Moline, IL 61265.
— Drop off a donation at the Dispatch/Argus customer service counter, first floor, 1720 Fifth Ave., Moline.
— Use the drive-through window at the circulation office at the corner of 6th Avenue and 18th Street in downtown Moline.

Donations only are used for special holiday assistance and not for everyday agency programs.

The newspapers' promotion department coordinates the program. Administrative costs are paid by The Moline Dispatch Publishing Co.

The Argus Santa Holiday Fund was established in 1908, followed by the Dispatch Good Fellow in 1912. The programs merged in 1987 after The Dispatch bought The Rock Island Argus. The fund is recognized as a 501 (c)(3) charitable corporation by the IRS.






Recent contributors are:

Moline Dispatch Publishing Co. advertising department,  $550
Thanking God for my beautiful family, $25
Anonymous, $25
Virginia Plutz, $40
Robert and Vicki Hagen, $30
Pamela Miller, $25
In memory of Vernon Bandelow, from Bonnie, $100
Anonymous, $25
In memory of Lawrence and Nellie Liphardt, from Bernice Stropes, $25
Anonymous, $50
Anonymous, $100
Anonymous, $20

















 



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1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.






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