LeClaire Chamber of Commerce Announcements - 10/11/13 PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 11 October 2013 12:50

ANNOUNCEMENTS - Friday 10/11/2013


Go Fish Marina Bar and Grill Princeton, IA – Full bar and grill including pizza, chicken, wraps, burgers and tenderloins.  Leased docks and customer dock parking - 411 River Dr, Princeton, IA 52768. 563-289-3908. www.gofishmarinabarandgrill.com
Locals Love Us – Quad Cities What is this "Locals Love Us" thing? It's a group hug from the community. It's a safe way to show your affection for a local business. It's a fun new way to support your favorite local places and win stuff. It's a quick way to find out which places the locals adore. Go to qca.LocalsLoveUs.com for more information.
Tom Doty - individual membership. Welcome, Tom!
Chamber 2013 Networking Events – Everyone welcome to attend!

November – Faithful Pilot – date and time tbd

December 10th - Hungry Hobo - lunch – noon



October 13th – Faithful Pilot Fall Wine Tasting $15.00 3-5 small bites and 15 wines


October 13th - LeClaire Lions Club presents "Apple Fest on the River" 11:00am-4:00pm.

Apples, Childrens Activities, Jump House, Variety of Vendors, Homemade Pies, Cupcakes, Cake Pops, Kettle Korn, Pumpkins, Specialty popcorn, Crepes, Copper Jewelry, Hand made Canoes,

QC Antique Car Club, Garden Art and MUCH  MORE!!!!!!!!

Aunt Hattie's will be hosting a Pie Baking contest during Apple Fest! To enter you must make a home made apple pie. NO STORE BOUGHT PIES!!!  $5.00 entry fee. The Prize for first place is $50 - second $25 & $10 for third. You must enter in advance. Sign up at Aunt Hattie's, 102 S. Cody Road, LeClaire. A portion of the money will be donated to FREEDOM ROCK FUND. You must bring your Apple Pie to Aunt Hattie's by 12:00 NOON on October 13th. Judging at 1PM. Winners will be announced at 3pm.

Pie Eating contest at Aunt Hattie's at 2pm! WINNER will receive $10 in chamber bucks, which is just like MONEY !!!


October 14th - Tourism Brainstorming Session Mississippi River Distilling Co., 303 N. Cody Road, 5-7 p.m. Residents and business owners are invited to attend this brainstorming session designed to help the Tourism Board and LeClaire Marketing Alliance determine its marketing priorities for the future and a course of action to keep LeClaire’s momentum moving forward.


October 15th - Asbury United Methodist Church is hosting a "Partnering to EmPOWER" fundraising event for Winnie's Place. ALL booth fees will go to Winnie's Place. Vendors will also agree to donate 9% of their sales to Winnies Place, which corresponds to the statistic that every 9 seconds, a woman is abused. Interested vendors are asked to contact Heidi Lubben at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more details.

October 16th –Buffalo Bill Museum Fundraiser Dinner at Crane & Pelican Cafe Storytellers will be entertaining guests with ghost stories, period dress is encouraged, and the menu is

incredible!  A three-course dinner ($40 per person) is choice of salmon, roast beef or pasta w/meat balls and sauce.  Send your reservation and payment to: Buffalo Bil Museum, PO Box 284, LeClaire IA 52753. Don't delay!  Don't miss it!!


October 19th - You are invited to attend the First Presbyterian Church Active Christians Halloween Party We will meet at the at 6:30p.m. for a Halloween Party and to play Euchre! All ages are welcome! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Bring a friend, your own non-alcoholic drinks and a dish to share. Costumes are encouraged (non-violent, non-scary)


October 20th – Faithful Pilot Sunday Brunch seating at 10:00 & 12:30 $25.00 per person (NO QUAD CITY TIMES COUPONS VALID)


October 23rd - Explore the Benefits of Working with Schwab Eric Johannes, Charles Schwab,

5345 Elmore Ave #300, Davenport, IA 52807. Please R.S.V.P 563-275-3659


October 26th - Witches Walk Costume Contest and Parade Parade begins at 1:00p.m.


October 26th – 4th Annual Hallowine 2-5pm; tickets are $10. Join us for LeClaire’s Food & Wine Tour. Enjoy local cuisine and wine samples while touring the shops of LeClaire! Event starts at the LeClaire Information Center, 122 N. Cody Rd. First 200 attendees receive a free wine glass. Proceeds to benefit local charities. www.visitleclaire.com


October 26th- The Faithful Pilot is open for LUNCH! from 12-4 of course small wine samples to pass out for Hall-O-Wine.


October 31st - All women are invited to attend the First Presbyterian Church Annual Women's Fall Retreat (one day) at Camp Wyoming. We will leave our church at 9a.m. and plan to be at the camp at 10a.m. We will have devotions, craft by Rev. Pat Halverson, lunch (each woman brings her own sack lunch), snacks, hayrack ride (weather permitting), time for a walk, conversation and fellowship. cost $10. RSVP by 10-28 - 563-289-4371 or 563-381-7777.


Save the Date

November 1st – First Friday, 5:30 - 8:00 Downtown LeClaire

Mississippi River Distilling Company Food and Spirit Tastings www.mrdistilling.com

Wide River Winery Wine Samples. Open until 8PM featuring "Merry Berry" and serving dips paired with our award winning locally made wines.

Aunt Hatties – Come in for a red velvet cupcake!

Razzleberries – Booze cake while it lasts!

Faithful Pilot - The Matriarchs, live music - 7:30-9:00pm

Restaurants and several shops will be open late!


December 6th-8th - Christmas in LeClaire!



Grace Marine has received approval for their new showroom in LeClaire! It will be located just east of the former welcome center on Eagle Ridge Road.  The tentative plan is to break ground sometime in November with the building completion sometime in March/April.  Carl Hoyt Jr., General Manager, and his team look forward to having the full operation in one town!  New boats will be showcased in LeClaire! www.gracemarine.com Grace Marine, Inc. 563-359-1635. Captain's Quarters DryStak Marina 563-289-5050

Do you have Residential or Commercial property available? If you own residential rental property or commercial property that is available for lease or sale in the greater LeClaire region, please contact the LeClaire Chamber of Commerce, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , with a property description, complete contact information including phone numbers and rental or purchase pricing. As a service to the community, we would like to have the information available so we can share the most up-to-date information on our website!

For those who would like to submit anonymous questions for the upcoming Candidate Forum on Tuesday, October 29th at 7:00 P.M. at the LeClaire Fire Station, the question box is now out at the LeClaire Community Library Circulation Desk. Anyone may submit as many questions as they would like until October 22nd, when they will be given directly to the moderators to use at the forum at their discretion. If you are a candidate and haven't RSPV'd for the Candidate Forum, please email Interim Library Director, Jillian Flahaven at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Please plan to be at the Fire Station by 6:45 P.M. on October 29th. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the LeClaire Community Library.
"Something NEW” at the LeClaire Civic Club – BUNCO! Every third Tuesday from10:00 AM through 12:30PM!  Call Debbie for details - 563-289-4458.

The LeClaire Chamber Website and our Facebook page are currently being updated and revised. Watch for the new website to be up and running soon, visit us again soon on Facebook, and in the meantime, thank you for your patience! 


Buffalo Bill Museum is open until 5pm daily. Hours are 9am to 5pm Monday through Saturday, and on Sundays 12noon to 5pm. A reminder: group discounts are available for tour groups, clubs/reunions, and school groups. Call the museum at 563-289-5580 for details!


Primitive Cottage is collecting food for the Princeton Presbyterian Church's Food Pantry which is in great need of food donations. They have helped alot of people, and now they need our help.  Donations can be dropped off at Primitive Cottage in LeClaire. Please check the expiration date on items because anything that has expired can't be given away.

First Presbyterian Church of LeClaire Meals for Seniors at the church every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 12 noon. Good food and a time to visit with others. Please call 563-289-3646 and make a reservation 2 days in advance.

LeClaire 2013 Events Calendar:

First Fridays each month 5:00-8:00 P.M.

October 13th – AppleFest

October 26th – HalloWine

October 26th - Witches Walk Costume Contest and Parade

December 6-8 - Christmas in LeClaire

Family Nights at the LeClaire Rec Center: Details at www.leclairereccenter.com

www.LeClaireChamber.com and visit the Chamber on FaceBook!

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