30th annual Labor Day Parade Sept. 2, in East Moline


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Posted Online: Aug. 30, 2013, 2:41 pm
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Press release submitted by Quad City Federation of Labor.

EAST MOLINE -- The Quad City Labor Day Parade Alliance will hold their 30th annual Labor Day Parade in East Moline on Monday, Sept. 2.
This year's grand marshall is UFCW 431 President Jerry Messer. On Labor Day, more than sixty area unions, community non-profits, and businesses will march west on 15th Avenue from 13th Street to 3rd Street in East Moline.
Line up begins at 8 a.m. at John Deere Harvester Works Parking Lot: 1100 13th Ave., East Moline. The parade begins at 11 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m.
Following the parade there will be a "Salute toLaborChicken Fry" from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Illiniwek Park, Route 84 Hampton. Picnic tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for children under 12 and can be purchased at the event.

















 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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