We Care For Our Communities event Sept. 6

Posted Online: Aug. 13, 2014, 9:46 am
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Submitted press release

The general public is invited to attend the "We Care For 0ur Communities" event on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 from 12-7 p.m. at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Park, 601 9th St., Rock Island, Ill. The purpose of this free event is to find a solution to the gun violence plaguing our local neighborhoods. One of the important goals of the "We Care For 0ur Communities" event is to help raise funds to install video cameras in the most violent areas of Rock Island and its public parks to assist police officials in apprehending the people committing these violent acts.

Donations are welcomed and encouraged to achieve this goal, however the event is free to the public.This special community event will include state senators and representatives, city mayors, chiefs of police, current and former city aldermen, as well as community leaders, such as Liz Sherwin, Rock Island County NAACP president and Dr. Ida Johnson, founder of United Neighbors. Ako Abdul-Samad, Iowa House Assistant Minority Leader, will be delivering the keynote address.

This event is intended to address the issue of gun violence and deliver messages to promote putting an end to these heinous acts that are ripping apart the fabric of our communities. The event also will include free entertainment, children's activities and food and beverage vendors.

For more information, please contact Willie "DJ CandyMan" Williams.

What: We Care for Our Communities Family Day in the Park
When: Saturday, Sept. 6
Time: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Where: Martin Luther King Jr. Community Park, 601 9th St., Rock Island


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  Today is Monday, Sept. 15, the 258th day of 2014. There are 107 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: The Rock River Illinois conference of the Methodist Church will hold its annual sessions this week in this city. About 200 ministers are expected to attend.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Brush electric company had prepared a new schedule of rates to become effective Oct. 1, with slightly increased rates to consumers.
1914 — 100 years ago: The Rock Island Aerie of Eagles made plans for the laying of the cornerstone of a new $50,000 Eagles Home. W.C. Maucker is to be master of ceremonies.
1939 — 75 years ago: Col. Charles A. Lindbergh spoke on "America and Foreign War" in a neutrality debate over nation wide radio hook-up.
1964 — 50 years ago: Two awards of the National Safety council were presented to the city of Rock Island today at noon at a meeting held in the YWCA.
1989 — 25 years ago: The final tallies are not yet in for the summer 1989 Quad-Cities tourism season, but officials are expecting the number of visitors to the area to be at least as good as, if not better than, 1988.

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