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Press release submitted by Brian Wagner
Christmas in Downtown East Moline
December 2nd brings to Downtown East Moline its 4th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade. At 6pm the lights are turned on and turned loose. Heading east on 15th Avenue from 7th Street, the magic begins.
Events begin at 4pm on 15th Avenue from 7th Street east to 10th Street with Children’s Activities sponsored by Happy Joe’s-East Moline including two hunts, a Candy Cane Hunt and a Charlie Brown Christmas Tree Hunt. Make & Take Crafts added to the hunts will keep young ones occupied until the Parade begins.
The East Moline-Silvis Rotary Club Christmas Market will be open from 4-9pm in the former Manor House building at 834-15th Avenue. Gifts, Christmas, and pet goodies will lead the offerings.
Frosty’s Chilly Supper sponsored by IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union and benefitting Black Hawk Area Education Center will be open from 4:30 until 8pm. Smokey’s Country Diner Chilly and hot dogs will be available. It is located in the American Legion. An Ugly Sweater Contest will be held at 7:30.
Santa & Mrs. Claus, along with their spotted dog Sparky courtesy of the Davenport Fire Department, will greet children after the Parade in the Lobby of Triumph Community Bank. A photo provided by Walgreens and a coloring book with an East Moline Christmas theme will be given to each child.
Wreathes decorated by East Moline City staff and elected officials will be on display at Triumph Community Bank from November 17th until December 2nd. A silent auction will be conducted during this viewing period.
A benefactor of Main Street East Moline’s efforts this year is Operation: SANTA PAWS. Donations of supplies and financial contributions to assist K9 Kindness Rescue and Quad City Animal Welfare Center will be collected at many drop off locations listed on our website, www.emmainstreet.com.
This great community event is underwritten by the following generous sponsors in addition to those listed above: Senator Mike Jacobs, East Moline Glass, City of East Moline, WQAD Channel 8, Dispatch/Argus, Blackhawk Bank & Trust, Alderman Jeff Stulir, Van Hoe Funeral Home, Cattani Crane, Corrective Chiropractic, Rep. Pat Verschoore, KVF Quad, Collison Repair Center, P.E. Potteramics, Quad City Marathon, and Rock Island County Auditor April Palmer.