Just last night I gained a new appreciation for teachers.  Three emails went out in the evening regarding a couple different concerns we had and before we turned in for the night all three emails had a response.
They didn't HAVE to respond so quickly.  But because they are so damn good at their job and care so much about the kids they made sure our minds were at ease before the end of the night.
As pure coincidence a fundraiser for Teachers Appreciation popped up on my calendar and I wanted to make sure we spread the word.
Hollar's Bar & Grill in Moline is hosting a Teachers Appreciation day on Tuesday, September 28th from 11 a.m.  9 p.m.
All Teachers receive 10% off their meals and 10% of what you spend goes back to the Moline/Coal Valley School District.
They'll have prizes and 50/50 raffle too.
Hollar's is located at 4050 27th Street in Moline.
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