Modern Woodmen hosts meal-packing event

Posted Online: Aug. 12, 2014, 10:33 pm
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Modern Woodmen of America will host an Outreach Inc. food-packaging event 12:30-3:30 p.m. Friday at the Modern Woodmen printing and shipping building, 2015 2nd Ave., Rock Island.

Nearly 450 Modern Woodmen employees will participate in the event to provide 50,000 meals for River Bend Foodbank. Modern Woodmen will cover the cost of the ingredients and supplies to package the meal; each meal costs 25 cents.

Bags of macaroni and cheese will be packaged, sealed and boxed for distribution at River Bend Foodbank's mobile food pantry on Aug. 23, also sponsored by Modern Woodmen.

The event is one of many projects sponsored by Modern Woodmen as part of its summer-long campaign to Knock Out Hunger which culminates Sept. 20 with a 5K charity run, walk and kids' fun run in the District of Rock Island.

For more details, contact Amber O'Brien at 309-793-5660, Sharon Snawerdt at 309-793-5630 or visit


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  Today is Monday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2014. There are 100 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
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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