Fundraiser Nov. 14 at Playcrafters' Barn Theater

Posted Online: Oct. 30, 2013, 11:37 am
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Press release submitted by Rock Island County Home and Community Education Association.

The Fall Fundraiser for Rock Island County Home and Community Education Association will be "The Miracle Worker" held Thursday, Nov. 14, at Playcrafters' Barn Theater, 4950 35th Ave., Moline.
A variety of hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served from 6:30 until 7:15 p.m. in the lobby area. The play will begin in the theater at 7:30 p.m.
The production tells the story of Helen Keller's life. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under and can be purchased by calling Sharon Hough, 309-755-8650.


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