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Summer Program In Need of Funds


75-year old Ida Johnson started the United Neighbors summer program back in 1973. The program is aimed to help keep kids ages 5 to 12 off the streets in Scott County. But what started out in the comfort of her own home, now grew to something much bigger.

With more kids taking part in the program she says they'll need more money. Which has now become a slight dilemma.

"When we started out it used to be 5, 6 to 8 weeks, but because of funding and the economy we're down to 3 to 4 weeks now," she says. 

Johnson says she tries to work with as many groups as she can to keep money coming in.

"We work with Davenport schools, the city of Davenport, Scott Community College...everybody that helps funds these programs."

Even though the funding isn't as much as she typically hopes to get, Johnson says the support of the community makes it all worth while.












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