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When adults think back to how they spent their summers off as a kid, doing crafts, playing outside, traveling, and spending time with friends often come to mind. Each summer, the Muscatine Salvation Army (MSA) makes these experiences possible for local children through their Kid Zone Day Camp (KZDC). To support this program, the MSA will host their Annual Dinner and KZDC Fundraiser on Friday, May 17th. This year’s gathering will feature new events and entertainment, sure to draw in the community.
For the past thirty years, the MSA has run their KZDC with the help of volunteer Eric Yerington. Running for ten weeks from June through August, up to sixty-five kids ages six through twelve get to spend their days doing a wide variety of activities, including swimming on Tuesdays and Thursdays, bowling or watching movies at the theater on Wednesdays, and taking field trips on Fridays. “We have a lot of fun,” says Lieutenant Christian Lopez of the MSA. “We play games, we do crafts, and we take field trips in and out of town.”
With lunch provided and before and after care available from 6:00 am to 5:00 pm, the KZDC also offers a place for working parents to make sure their children stay safe and entertained all summer long. At only $80 per child and $75 for siblings, the KZDC offers one of the most affordable summer programs available too.
This year’s Annual Dinner and KZDC will help raise funds for the program in a number of ways. By selling tickets to the dinner for $50 apiece, the MSA offers local residents not only an opportunity to experience a delicious dinner at the Geneva Country Club and high-quality entertainment from Muscatine’s very own TB Mentalism, but a way to support the work of the KZDC as well. Additionally, a silent auction at the event will give attendees the chance to win some exceptional prizes from local retailers while giving even more to the KZDC program.
Along with these stellar ways to support the KZDC, the Annual Dinner and KZDC Fundraiser will also celebrate all the good work that MSA volunteers do throughout the year. As Lopez put it, “it’s a [time] where we recognize our volunteers and helpers who keep the MSA running throughout 2019,” as well as a time to celebrate, “the unity between volunteers and donors,” that makes the MSA’s work possible. As part of the evening’s festivities, the MSA will give out three awards to recognize some of its most important categories of volunteers.
By keeping the KZDC running and recognizing the MSA’s numerous volunteers, the Annual Dinner and KZDC Fundraiser will do a lot of good in the Muscatine Community. If you want to support this mission, Lopez encourages you to purchase your tickets by calling the MSA at (563)-263-8272. Through the community’s generous support, the MSA will have the financial resources it needs to support its volunteers and continue making the KZDC possible.

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