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Posted on: May 16, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Update Rock Island - May 15, 2017


Mayor Mike Thoms gives an update at the May 15 City Council Meeting on upcoming events in Rock Island.

Spring into Summer 5K – On Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 9:00 am the Spring Forward Learning Center, Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center and the Rock Island Library are partnering to put on a 5K run which will fight the summer slide and bring learning to more than 500 children at Spring Forward enrichment camps. Race Day Registration will be from 7:30 am to 8:45 am at Sunset Park at the Main Shelter and the race begins at 9:00 am. Please enter the 31st Avenue entrance to park. Chip timing for all participants, t-shirt and a fun quarter mile run for kids 12 years old and younger.

Citizen of Year - Do you know someone that deserves to be recognized for what they do for the community? If so, this is your opportunity to nominate them for the 2017 Citizen of the Year Awards, sponsored by the Mayor and City Council. There are seven categories for Rock Island Citizens; Business, Professional, Education, Individual, City Employee, Organization and Youth. There is a special category for someone that does not live in Rock Island but has contributed to the good of the community. This person/organization is not eligible for the overall Citizen of the Year award, but may be nominated as the Honorary Citizen of the Year. To learn more and nominate someone go to The deadline for receiving nominations is June 9, 2017. If you have questions, please call Committee Co-Chairpersons/Aldermen Dylan Parker at (309) 738-3416 or Dave Geenen at (309) 738-4569 or City Clerk Judith Gilbert at (309) 732-2010.

Augustana Music Festival Concert - The Augustana Symphony Orchestra, Augustana Symphonic Band and the Augustana Choir will perform a grand festival concert in Dr. Daniel Culver’s final appearance on the Centennial Hall Stage. The concert is free and will be held May 20, 2017 and starts at 7:00 pm. For more information please call (309) 794-7323.

Cardinals/Dodgers Bus Trip – Baseball fans are sure to have a good time at this Cardinals – Dodgers game on Monday, May 29, 2017 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. The Rock Island Parks and Recreation Department sponsored trip will leave at 7:00 am for a 1:15 pm game. The cost is $95.00 which includes a seat on a deluxe motor coach and third base line ticket to the game. Register online at or call (309) 732-7275 or stop by the RIFAC Park office at 4303 24th Street in Rock Island.

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