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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