Event:      Green rummage and bake sale

Date:  Thursday, August 27, 2009 to Saturday, August 29, 2009
The Rock Island County 4-H will hold the annual green rummage and bake sale at the 4-H Building, Rock Island County Fairgrounds, Archer Drive and 42nd Ave., East Moline. The preview sale is from 4-7 p.m. Thursday; admission is $5, free for kids. Regular hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, with free admission. A live consignment auction will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday. Proceeds from items donated to the live auction will be split with 4-H and the donor. Other proceeds will support Rock Island County 4-H and Extension programs. Drop-off dates and times to donate items are 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 22 and 27; 4-7 p.m. Aug. 25; 1-7 p.m. Aug. 26. Online signup is available for sale booths. Call (309) 756-9978, ext 10 for details.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.

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