The Rock Island County NAACP Religious Affairs Committee will host its sixth annual Community Day at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at Gaines Chapel AME Church, 311 19th St., East Moline.

Pastor Adrian Johnson, Peoria, Ill., will bring the message “Knowing Who We Are Helps Us Know What We Need to Do.”

Brother Terrance Simmons of Gospel Mission Temple will be the master of ceremonies, and Geri Sumrall from The Word Church will be the guest soloist. East Moline Mayor John Thodos will give some remarks, and a community service award will be presented to East Moline Elks Lodge 1531 and Marion Temple 1186.

Refreshments will be served after the program. For more information, contact Ametra Carrol-Castaneda at 309-373-1202.

Registration open for Purity Ball

Registration for the father-daughter Purity Ball Quad-Cities has been extended to Monday, Feb. 17.

The event will be 5:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at The Lodge, 900 Spruce Hills Drive, Bettendorf.

Register online at, where more information about the event is available as well.  

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The Christ-centered program is designed to support the father-daughter relationship, facilitate discussion and prayer, and provide girls with an avenue to commit themselves to living a pure life.

The keynote speaker will be Molly Sanborn, who has been seen on ABC-TV’s popular reality show "Wipeout." She received a college degree in elementary education and is working toward a graduate degree in professional counseling.

The cost is $25. Included are dinner and dessert, the speaker, the purity ceremony, keepsake gifts and special Saturday morning events. A formal suit or sport coat is recommended for fathers and dresses for daughters.

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