Junior Achievement Hosts Third Annual Event to Support Local Programs – Taste of Achievement Boos and Bites

MOLINE, IL – Junior Achievement of the Heartland will host a fairly new event to help support financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship learning experiences offered in local schools.  On Thursday, Oct. 28, guests may sample tasty “bites” and specialty “boos” from restaurants, wineries, and breweries in the area during Junior Achievement’s Taste of Achievement event, Boos & Bites.

Presented by CBI Bank & Trust, Boos & Bites will take place at The Merrill Hotel, 119 W Mississippi Dr., Muscatine from 5:30 – 8 p. m.  The evening includes music by Scott Stowe, a silent auction, and games for a fun celebration of JA’s mission.

“We invite the community to join us in supporting Junior Achievement,” said Bob Howard, President – CBI Bank & Trust and Board Chair – JA of the Heartland.  “This school year, approximately 2,300 K-12 grade students will benefit from JA in Muscatine and Louisa Counties.  Proceeds from the event will help cover the cost of JA programs offered in our local schools.”

Tickets are $30 per person.  To learn more or purchase tickets visit www.jaheartland.org.  Or, contact Katie Sothmann at 309-277-3919 or [email protected].

About Junior Achievement of the Heartland

Junior Achievement is dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship.

Locally, Junior Achievement of the Heartland serves 24 counties in eastern Iowa, western Illinois, and Grant County in Wisconsin. Visit www.jaheartland.org for more information.

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