Boys & Girls Clubs receives grant from Regal Cinemas

Posted Online: Aug. 13, 2014, 2:16 pm
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Press release submitted by Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Valley

Club members from three locations enjoyed a summer filled with movies and concessions!

IA/ILL QUAD CITIES–Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Valley (BGCMV) was awarded a grant in the amount of $3,124 through Regal Summer Movie Express 2014. Through the grant, club members from three clubs in Moline and Davenport visited the Regal Cinemas in Moline, Illinois once a week during summer vacation for a day of movie blockbusters and great movie concessions!

Learn more about programs and activities offered by BGCMV at or 309-757-5777.


The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Valley ("BGCMV") has been serving the needs of area young people since 1994. It is a member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, a national organization of non-profit, non-sectarian private agencies serving young people in clubs nationwide. BGCMV serves over 600 members at three locations:
• Moline Club – 406 7th Street, Moline
• Davenport Club – 1702 Iowa Street, Davenport (First Presbyterian Church)
• The Club (Teen Center, serving members 13 and older) – 1122 5th Avenue, Moline


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1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.

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