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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1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.

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