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Summer Writing Contest
Attention all kids between the ages of 7-12 in Eastern Iowa. Tell us what you want to be when you grow up and why, and you could win prizes!
Nine winners will be selected to receive a goody bag filled with over $150 in prizes and 4 tickets to Adventureland! (There will be three winners from each of the following age groups: 7-8, 9-10, 11-12) The Grand Prize winner from each age group will also receive a $150 UICCU Visa Gift Card; and the second place winner from each age group will receive a $50 UICCU Visa Gift Card.
Entry forms are available online by clicking on the "Contest Entry Form" icon below or by picking up a form from KCRG-TV9 Studios, or any of our Show You Care sponsor locations: Dave Wright Subaru, Eells and Tronvold Law Offices, Mercy Medical Center and Physicians Clinics and The University of Iowa Community Credit Union.
Entries are accepted from June 1 - July 31.
SUMMER WRITING CONTEST OFFICIAL RULES:
Applicants must be legal US residents between the ages of 7 - 12.
Applicants must reside in the Eastern Iowa television viewing area as defined by the Nielsen Company which includes the following Iowa counties: Allamakee, Benton, Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Cedar, Chickasaw, Clayton, Delaware, Dubuque, Fayette, Grundy, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Keokuk, Linn, Tama, Washington, and Winneshiek.
Only one entry per child. Previous winners are not eligible to enter or to win this contest.
Essays must contain more than 50 words and less than 500 words to be considered. Topic of the essay is "What I Want To Be When I Grow Up and Why?"
All entries must be submitted by the end of the Contest Period (i.e., 5 p.m. on July 31, 2015). All entries submitted by mail must be postmarked or delivered by 5 p.m. on July 31, 2015.
A+ For Education
We are proud to recognize excellence in education.
If you know a teacher, coach, or coach who has gone the extra mile, show your appreciation by completing a nomination for KCRG-TV9's A+ For Education program.
Each month during the school year (September-May) one outstanding individual will be honored with a plaque and $250 for their dedication. Nominations are accepted August 15th through April 15th.
Please note that entries are only good for the month of submission. If not selected, reapply. There is no limit to the number of entries per year.
A+ FOR EDUCATION OFFICIAL RULES:
- No purchase necessary.
- Nominations will be accepted only from September 1 through April 15.
- Entries will only be saved for the duration of one month. If not selected, applicants are encouraged to reapply each month.
9 Who Care
Each year, KCRG-TV9 and our Show You Care Sponsors honor outstanding volunteers throughout Eastern Iowa.
Nominations are accepted during the month of November. Nine finalists are chosen by an independent panel of judges. The 9 Who Care award recipients are featured during a newscast and honored at a ceremony in February. During the ceremony, the award recipients are each presented with a $500 donation to give to their charity of choice.
Of these nine winners, one finalist will travel to Washington, D.C. to represent Eastern Iowa in a national competition for a Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Award.
Coats For Kids
Thousands of individuals in Eastern Iowa are in need of a warm winter coat. To serve this need, KCRG-TV9 volunteers and our Show You Care sponsors work to collect and distribute new and gently used coats each fall. Coats in sizes infant through adult are donated at locations throughout Eastern Iowa, collected and cleaned by Citywide Cleaners in Cedar Rapids, and are then distributed to the children who need them by area family service organizations and volunteers. Through our 25 years of collecting and distributing Coats For Kids, many more kids will stay warm each winter as a result of the generosity of our communities.
|Monday, August 18-Friday, August 22||Distribution of boxes|
|Tuesday, September 1-30||Coats for Kids collection dates|
|Thursday, September 4||Drop off your coats and warm winter items with the KCRG-TV9 First Alert Storm Team at the Thursday night Game of the Week - CR Washington vs. CR Kennedy @ Kingston (7:15-halftime)|
|Friday, September 5||Drop off your coats and warm winter items with the KCRG-TV9 First Alert Storm Team at the Friday Night Lights Game of the Week - Washington, IA vs. Marion @ Marion (7:15pm-halftime)|
|Saturday, September 6||Drop off your coats and warm winter items to the KCRG-TV9 First Alert Storm Team at KCRG-TV9 booth at the Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers Market. (8am-noon)|
|Friday, September 12||Drop off your coats and warm winter items with the KCRG-TV9 First Alert Storm Team at the Friday Night Lights Game of the Week-Solon @ Xavier. (7:15pm-halftime)|
|Friday, September 19||Drop off your coats and warm winter items with the KCRG-TV9 First Alert Storm Team at the Friday Night Lights Game of the Week - IC High vs. IC West @ IC West (7:15pm-halftime)|
|Friday, September 25||Drop off your coats and warm winter items with the KCRG-TV9 First Alert Storm Team at the Friday Night Lights Game of the Week - CR Kennedy vs. CR Jefferson @ Kingston (7:15pm-halftime)|
|Tuesday, September 30||Last day to donate coats to collection boxes and online.|
|Monday, October 13||Begin distribution of coats and warm winter items to area community groups. Please click on the distribution icon to find locations and times.|
|Friday, October 31||End of Coats for Kids drive. All coats distributed to area community groups.|
|Allamakee||Allamakee County Relief Services||12 First Ave NW||Waukon||52172||Oct 20-Oct 31: 9am-3pm||563-568-3591|
|Benton||Wesley United Methodist Church||516 2nd Ave||Vinton||52349||319-472-2581|
|Black Hawk||The Waterloo/Cedar Falls Salvation Army||89 Franklin St||Waterloo||50703||Oct 21-23: 9am-12pm 1-3pm||319-235-9358|
|Buchanan||Operation Threshold Buchanan||1701 1st St E||Independence||50644||Oct 21-24th: 8am-5:30 M-TH 8-12 Fr||319-334-6081|
|Bremer||Northeast Iowa Community Action||117 W Bremer Ave||Waverly||Oct 13-Gone; M 7am-12pm & 1-3pm W & F 7am-12pm (Other times by appt - please call)||319-352-4532|
|Butler||Butler Co Outreach Office||219 N Mather||Clarksville||50619||Mon-Thu-Fri: 8am-4:30pm - Call Ahead||319-278-4606|
|Cedar||Tipton Community Action of Easter Iowa||101 Lynn St||Tipton||52772||Oct 13-Gone; 8am-12pm & 1-4:30pm||563-886-3191|
|Chickasaw||Mercy Medical Center||308 N Maple Ave||New Hampton||50659||During Hours||641-394-4121|
|Clayton||Shepherd of the Hills||100 W Hill St||Saint Olaf||52072||Oct 13-gone: Mon-Fri 9-12 & 1/4||563-783-2409|
|Delaware||Operation: New View Community Action||721 S 5th St||Manchester||52057||Call for Hours:||563-927-4629|
|Dubuque||Operation: New View Community Action||1473 Central Ave.||Dubuque||52001||Oct 29: 9am-1pm 2:30-7pm; Oct 30: 9am-1pm||563-556-5130|
|Fayette||Northeast Iowa Community Action||114 N Vine St||West Union||563-422-3354|
|Iowa||Marengo Library||235 E Hilton St||Marengo||52301||Oct 13-Gone: During Hours||319-741-3825|
|Johnson||Coralville United Methodist Church||806 13th Ave||Coralville||Oct 25: 9am-12pm Children Must be Present||319-331-6795|
|Johnson||The Dream Center/The Kingdom Center||611 Southgate Ave||Iowa City||Oct 25: 9am-12pm Children Must be Present||319-351-4823|
|Johnson||North Liberty Community Pantry||85 N Jones Blvd||North Liberty||52317||Oct 25: 9am-12pm Children Must be Present||319-325-3455|
|Jones||United Methodist Church||201 Ford St||Anamosa||Oct 11: 9am-12pm||319-462-3951|
|Jones||Olin Elementary School||212 Trilby St||Olin||52320||Oct 13-Gone: Hours 7:30am-3:30pm||319-484-2170|
|Keokuk||Sigourney City Hall||100 North Main||Sigourney||52591||Oct 13-Gone: Call for an appointment||641-622-3080|
|Linn||Jane Boyd Community House||943 14th Ave SE||Cedar Rapids||52401||Oct 18: 10am-1pm||319-366-0431|
|Linn||Olivet Mission||237 10th Ave NW||Cedar Rapids||Oct 24: 8:30-11:30am||319-364-7916|
|Linn||Salvation Army||1000 C Ave NW||CR||52405||Oct 16: 9am-12pm & 1-4pm||319-364-9131|
|Tama||Tama County Clothes Closet||511 McClellan St||Tama||52339||Oct 25: 9am-3pm||641-485-0498|
|Washington||Stewart Elementary||821 N Forest Ave||Washington||52353||Oct 13-Gone; 8am-4:30 M-F||319-653-3244|
|Winneshiek||Helping Services||805 E Main||Decorah||52101||Clients only||563-387-1720|
|Allamakee||Waukon Public Library||401 First Ave Nw||Waukon||52172|
|Benton||Vinton Public Library||510 2nd Ave||Vinton||52349|
|Black Hawk||UICCU Cedar Falls||3409 Cedar Heights Dr||Cedar Falls||50613|
|Bremer||Waverly Public Library||1500 W Bremer Ave||Waverly||50677|
|Buchanan||Independence Public Library||805 1st St E||Independence||50644|
|Butler||Clarksville Public Library||103 W Greene St||Clarksville||50619|
|Cedar||Tipton Public Library||206 Cedar St||Tipton||52772|
|Chichasaw||New Hampton Public Library||20 W Spring St||New Hampton||50659|
|Clayton||Elkader Public Library||130 N Main St||Elkader||52043|
|Delaware||Manchester Public Library||304 N Franklin St||Manchester||52057|
|Dubuque||KCRG-TV9 Dubuque Bureau||300 Main St.||Dubuque||52001|
|Dubuque||Kennedy Mall||555 John F Kennedy Rd||Dubuque||52002|
|Fayette||West Union Public Library||210 N Vine St||West Union||52175|
|Grundy||Grundy Center Public Library||708 7th St||Grundy Center||50638|
|Iowa||Marengo Public Library||235 E Hilton St||Marengo||52301|
|Johnson||KCRG-TV9 Iowa City Bureau||201 S Clinton St||Iowa City||52240|
|Johnson||UICCU Downtown Iowa City||500 Iowa Ave||Iowa City||52240|
|Johnson||UICCU East Iowa City||2525 Muscatine Ave||Iowa City||52240|
|Johnson||UICCU West Iowa City||825 Mormon Trek Blvd||Iowa City||52246|
|Johnson||Iowa City Public Library||123 S Linn St||Iowa City||52240|
|Johnson||Coral Ridge Mall||1451 Coral Ridge Ave.||Coralville||52241|
|Johnson||UICCU Coralville||1151 2nd St||Coralville||52241|
|Johnson||MercyCare North Liberty||1765 Lininger Lane||North Liberty||52317|
|Johnson||UICCU Finance Center||2355 Landon Rd||North Liberty||52317|
|Johnson||UICCU North Liberty||585 W Penn St||North Liberty||52317|
|Jones||Mercy Care Monticello||619 S Main||Monticello||52310|
|Keokuk||Sigourney Public Library||720 E Jackson||Sigourney||52591|
|Linn||UICCU Marion||727 Oakbrook Dr||Marion||52302|
|Linn||Mercy Care Center Point||900 Bank Court||Center Point||52213|
|Linn||UICCU Hiawatha||405 S Blairs Ferry Crossing||Hiawatha||52233|
|Linn||Mercy Care Blairs Ferry||1790 Blairs Ferry Rd||Hiawatha||52233|
|Linn||Hiawatha Public Library||150 W Wilman St||Hiawatha||52233|
|Linn||Mercy Care Marion||3701 Katz Dr||Marion||52302|
|Linn||Marion Public Library||1095 6th Ave||Marion||52302|
|Linn||Mercy Care Mount Vernon||310 Hwy 1 SE||Mount Vernon||52314|
|Linn||Ladies Night Out Entry||DoubleTree||Cedar Rapids||52401|
|Linn||Farmers Market x2||Downtown||Cedar Rapids||52401|
|Linn||CR Public Library||450 5th Ave SE||Cedar Rapids||52401|
|Linn||Citywide Cleaners||838 1st Ave NE||Cedar Rapids||52402|
|Linn||Citywide Cleaners||4620 1st Ave NE||Cedar Rapids||52402|
|Linn||Dave Wright Nissan Subaru||1900 51st St NE||Cedar Rapids||52402|
|Linn||Mercy Care North (Council St)||5264 Council St NE Main Ent.||Cedar Rapids||52402|
|Linn||Eells & Tronvold LLC||1921 51st St NE||Cedar Rapids||52402|
|Linn||Citywide Cleaners||3102 Mt Vernon Rd SE||Cedar Rapids||52403|
|Linn||Mercy Care Vernon Village||3933 Mt Vernon Rd SE||Cedar Rapids||52403|
|Linn||Mercy Care Wilkinson||788 8th Ave SE 2nd floor||Cedar Rapids||52403|
|Linn||Mercy Medical Center||701 10th St||Cedar Rapids||52403|
|Linn||UICCU Cedar Rapids SW||2340 Edgewood Rd SW||Cedar Rapids||52404|
|Linn||Mercy Care Edgewood||2815 Edgewood Rd SW||Cedar Rapids||52404|
|Linn||Color Web Printers||Bowling St SW||Cedar Rapids||52404|
|Linn||Citywide Cleaners||341 Edgewood Rd NW||Cedar Rapids||52405|
|Linn||Mercy Care Johnson||75 Short St NW||Cedar Rapids||52405|
|Linn||Mercy Internist Associates of IA||543 7th St SE||Cedar Rapids||52403|
|Tama||Mercy Care Tama||402 Siegel St||Tama||52339|
|Washington||Washington Public Library||115 W Washington St||Washington||52353|
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