Ribbons for Kellsey benefit Feb. 23


Share
Posted Online: Feb. 19, 2013, 9:42 am
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
Press release submitted by Anna Casey


Ribbons for Kellsey is having Candy Bar Bingo night at the Milan Community Center on February 23rd, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. DJ and dance to follow. Dinner: chili, hot dogs, and chips. Bar service available. Entertainment for the whole family. Bake sale, raffle, 50/50, auction.

All proceeds will benefit Canine Assistants, a nonprofit organization that trains alert dogs for people with various disabilities.
Kellsey McGuire (7) of Milan has been on a waiting list for a canine assistant dog for five years. She suffers from epilepsy and has severe seizures that could be potentially fatal. If Kellsey's dream of having a canine assistant dog is realized, adults would be alerted BEFORE Kellsey has a seizure.

For more information find us on Facebook at Ribbons For Kellsey or www.ribbonsforkellsey.weekly.com





















 



Local events heading








  Today is Thursday, April 17, the 107th day of 2014. There are 258 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






(More History)