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Gia Samuels benefit slated for March 8


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Posted Online: Feb. 18, 2014, 1:03 pm
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Gia Samuels, the 5-year-old daughter of Mark and Heather Samuels, and granddaughter of Rod and Renee Jackson and Trevor and Isolyn Samuels, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) in October 2013. Gia and her family spent 8 weeks in Memphis, TN receiving care at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The full course of Gia's initial treatment will take 2.5 years and includes multiple spinal taps, bone marrow draws and daily chemotherapy.
Please join us for a benefit to help the Samuels famiIy with the cost of Gia's continued medical care on Saturday, March 8 at Best Western, 315N Canal Street, Annawan.
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance or at the door.
Taco and Nacho Bar from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Live Auction starting at 6:30 p.m.
Silent Auction, 50/50 drawing, Live Band "New Cover Up" & Cash Bar
To purchase tickets or for inquiries about donations, etc. please contact:
Tara Gripp 309-714-0069
Marissa Manuel 309-714-0229
Stephanie Heath 309-714-2848
***Monetary donations accepted for the Gia R Samuels Fund at any BankOrion location***
*Please, only new items for the live and Silent Auctions*



















 




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1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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