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 Friday, Sept. 19, the 262nd day of 2014. There are 103 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965. 1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.