Poker tournament July 19 to benefit Hope Creek referendum committee

Posted Online: July 15, 2014, 11:06 am
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Press release submitted by Chris Baker

KISS Invites Community to go "all in" for Hope Creek!

Rock Island, IL— On Saturday, July 19th, the KISS Hope Creek Referendum Committee will be hosting a charitable poker tournament at the Arsenal Island Golf Clubhouse, located at 1838 Gillespie Street on Arsenal Island. The public is invited to come out and show their support for Hope Creek Care Center.

All proceeds will go to the KISS (Keep It Supported for Seniors) Committee. KISS is a public citizen's group dedicated to providing information to Rock Island County residents about the benefits of maintaining Hope Creek Care Center as a publically owned and operated nursing and rehabilitation facility. The primary activity of KISS is to generate voter support to approve a referendum question in November 2014 that will sustain Hope Creek for current and future County residents.

Below are the details for the Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament:

Saturday July 19th - Arsenal Island Golf Clubhouse
Doors Open at 3:30pm - Cards fly at 5:00pm
$40 Buy In - $10 Re-Buy (Unlimited for first hour)
Food & Drink Specials!
Raffle Baskets!
Guaranteed Prizes for Top 10% of Players!
1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place Trophies!
All players must have a valid ID to enter Arsenal Island!
Please, no outside food or drinks.

Please call 309-721-6241 with questions!


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  Today is Tuesday, July 22, the 203rd day of 2014. There are 162 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.

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