The 31st Annual CASI St. Patrick's Day Races Presented by Russell Construction was a tremendous success!
We had more than 2,800 runners and several thousand spectators filling the streets and sidewalks of Downtown Davenport on March 16! The race committees and two hundred plus volunteers did an outstanding job in organizing and staffing the event.
With all the support and involvement from our community, CASI (Center for Active Seniors, Inc.) raised over $60,000 from this year's event! One-hundred percent of these proceeds will go to provide services and programs to seniors and their families, living in the Quad-Cities area.
The success of this race was due to the fantastic support of our sponsors, donors, participants, volunteers and the city of Davenport. Events of this magnitude would not be possible without generous contributions from all! For participants who have questions about receiving their plaques or T-shirts please call contact CASI at 563-386-7477.
Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.