ANNOUNCEMENTS - Friday 10/10/2014
FREEDOM ROCK UNVEILING October 12th
, 5:00 p.m. The painting of the Freedom Rock on the LeClaire Levee began on October 2nd
, two+ years ahead of schedule, and will be completed this weekend. The unveiling ceremony will be attended by various military and other groups who will perform or participate in special presentations. See Freedom Rock Tour – Scott County on Facebook, or go to www.thefreedomrock.com
for more information.
The Java House is now open at 204 Jones St., LeClaire! Go in for a great muffin, brownie, danish, coffee, latte, tea and more! Current hours 6a.m-6p.m.
October 10th – Chamber Member Kathy Anderson will be picking up items for the LeClaire Basket which will be part of the silent auction for Habitat for Humanity's annual fundraiser, Mr/Ms. Habitat. Please contact Kathy at 563-650-8137 if you have an item to be picked up or if you have questions.
October 10th – Wide River Winery – Live Music 5-8p.m. Pieces of Candy
October 10th-12th - Craft Show at LeClaire Civic Center 127 N. Cody Rd., 563-639-4621 for more information.
October 11th – LeClaire Farmers’ Market LeClaire Levee – 3-6p.m.
October 12th – LeClaire Lion’s Club - Apple Fest on the River 11a.m. - 4p.m. on the Levee and downtown LeClaire.
Fun, Family Event featuring apples, apple cider and variety of homemade food items including pie, strudel, scones, and cupcakes, a huge truckload of pumpkins and guards. Also, popcorn, handmade aprons, sweaters, purses, jewelry, bath items, copper jewelry, garden art and many other unique items.
Register at Aunt Hattie’s for the 2nd Annual Apple Fest Apple Pie Baking Contest! Deliver 2 identical homemade apple pies in disposable pans from 9a.m. to no later than 11:00 a.m., October 12 to Aunt Hattie’s. Proceeds from entry fees of $10 and sales of pies after the 11 a.m. judging will go to Freedom Rock of Scott County, LeClaire. Top 3 winners will receive cash prizes! You can also donate a pie to be sold even if you do not want to be judged. Stop by Aunt Hattie’s for more information!
The LeClaire Lions Club will be selling chili, brats, hot dogs/chili dogs and pork chop sandwiches. Antique Cars will be displayed on the levee. “Kids Only” area on levee for a small fee that includes face painting, beanbag toss and other children’s games along with a jump house. Specialty items related to Apple Fest will be available at downtown businesses along with wonderful fall shopping and dining. The Lions Club’s involvement in LeClaire includes various community improvements and programs. The Club has made donations to the LeClaire Police Department, LeClaire and Princeton Fire Departments, LeClaire Library, Levee improvements, Parks and Recreation, and they provide a $1,000 college scholarship to a local Pleasant Valley high school student every year. They have offered financial support for the Freedom Rock project. They also assist those in the community in need of glasses and hearing aids. Proceeds from the Apple Fest help further the LeClaire Lions Club’s community efforts.
If you are interested in membership with the LeClaire Lions Club, please contact any member listed on our roster at www.iowalions.org/cgi-bin/clubrosterlist.pl?207 They are probably people you know in our community right now!
October 12th – Freedom Rock Unveiled 5:00 p.m. on the LeClaire Levee. The unveiling ceremony will be attended by various military and other groups who will perform or participate in special presentations.
October 17th – Wide River Winery – Live Music 5-8p.m. Tony Hoeppner
October 17th - 129 - Live Music 8-11pm. Ryan Goettsch
October 18th - Safety Day with Medic EMS and Friends 9am-noon, fun and prizes on the LeClaire Levee. Ambulance tours, child passenger safety seat checks, bike helmet checks, Mikey the Medic, fire truck tours, Jaws of Life demo, fire safety house, MedForce helicopter tours, Scott County Sheriffs’ display, and SECC display and demo. 563-323-6806 for more information.
October 18th – LeClaire Farmers’ Market LeClaire Levee – 3-6p.m.
October 18th - Trivia Night and Dinner at the LeClaire Civic Center sponsored by the Christmas in LeClaire committee and benefiting an emergency assistance fund responding to needs not fully met by the local food banks or clothing closets. Roasted or smoked turkey sandwiches with cranberry relish, cheese potatoes, stuffing, and Christmas cookies available as eat in or "grab and go". $7/meal; $5/sandwiches. Door prizes. Doors open 6:30pm, trivia 7:00pm. Cost $10 per person, 8 people per table maximum. To reserve a table or for more information, call Vicky at 563-639-4621 or email
October 20th – Marketing Retreat - LeClaire Tourism Annual Brainstorming Session 5-6:30pm, Mississippi River Distilling Co. Join us as we review the past and current years and start planning for fiscal year 2015-16. Everyone's input is vital to the health of tourism in LeClaire. Please RSVP to Cindy Bruhn at
October 21st – The Faithful Pilot - Chamber Networking Event 5:30-7p.m. Come check out the new bar! Everyone Welcome!
October 22nd - Why Everyone Needs an Estate Plan - Charles Schwab Davenport Branch, 5345 Elmore Avenue, #300, Davenport, IA. Presented by Eric Johannes CFP and Tomas Shie, Attorney at Law. 10:00 a.m. Reservations online schwab.com/davenport or call 563-275-3663.
October 24th-25th – LeClaire Community Library - The Friends of the Library Book Sale More information to come soon.
October 24th – Wide River Winery – Live Music 5-8p.m. Buddy Olson
October 25th – LeClaire Witches’ Walk! Free Family Fun on the Levee! Registration for the Witches’ Parade begins at 11:30a.m. Parade is 1-3 p.m, and Costume Contest Winners prizes awarded at 3:30p.m. Registration forms for parade and costume contest can be picked up in advance at LeClaire Community Library or LeClaire Information Center.
October 25th – LeClaire Farmers’ Market LeClaire Civic Club Parking Lot – 3-6p.m.
October 25th – Muddy River Tug Club's Costumed Trivia Night at the LeClaire Fire Station 7 p.m. More details to come!
October 31st – Wide River Winery – Live Music 5-8p.m. Travis Hosette
Earlier this year, MRA - The Management Association, Inc., asked Iowa and western Illinois residents to nominate businesses in their areas for two community involvement awards. Arndt Chiropractic Center, Inc., is one of the finalists for the award. MRA, a Midwest-based employers association, will host a ceremony recognizing the finalists and the award winners. The public is invited to the 2014 Business Appreciation & Awards Reception, to be held 5 p.m. Monday, October 27, 2014, at the iWireless Center, Moline, Illinois. The theme of the event will be Celebrating Our Past, Growing Our Future. To register for the awards reception, call 888-516-6357 or email
The Ascentra Credit Union Scholarship Competition is once again offering a total of $10,000 in scholarships to assist their members planning to further their education starting the 2015 – 2016 school year. The ten scholarships will be awarded to students as follows: • Five $1,000 scholarships for high school students planning to enter college • Five $1,000 scholarships for members age 19 or over, considered non-traditional or continuing education students. The scholarship entrants will be judged on a 500 word essay on the topic, “How do you plan on using your education to improve your community?” All entries are judged on their essay, resume, awards, extracurricular activities, volunteer services and work experience. Deadline for the Ascentra Scholarship Competition is March 2, 2015. Applications and official rules may be picked up at any of our branches or found online at www.ascentra.org/scholarships. There members can find information on other scholarships. Awarding a total of $10,000 in scholarships is another way Ascentra Credit Union recognizes that financial planning and education is essential to lifetime success for its members and the community.
Visit the LeClaire Chamber of Commerce website www.leclairechamber.com and see us on Facebook!
If you would like to attend a Chamber Board Meeting in order to present a topic, please contact the Board in advance at
in order to be included an upcoming agenda. Board Meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of each month, 8a.m. at LeClaire City Hall. The October meeting will be held, however, on October 22nd.
SERVING THE COMMUNITY AND BEYOND
The Lions Club of LeClaire is involved in many various community improvement projects and programs. The Club has made donations to the LeClaire Police Department, LeClaire and Princeton Fire Departments, LeClaire Library, Levee improvements, Parks and Recreation, and more, and they provide a $1,000 college scholarship to a local Pleasant Valley high school student every year. They have offered financial support for the Freedom Rock project. They also assist those in the community in need of glasses and hearing aids. If you are interested in membership with the LeClaire Lions Club, please contact any member listed on our roster at www.iowalions.org/cgi-bin/clubrosterlist.pl?207 They are probably people you know in our community right now!
LeClaire Community Library SHIIP Medicare Enrollment Assistance. A representative from SHIIP will be here on Oct. 14th, Oct. 28th, November 4th, and November 18th from 12-3pm to answer any questions community-area seniors may have regarding Open Enrollment for Medicare. SHIIP is a service of the State of Iowa. All services are free, confidential and objective.
First Presbyterian Church, LeClaire Men’s group Saturday at 7:30 am at church; there are donuts, coffee, discussion and Bible Study, plus really great guys! What more could you ask?
LeClaire Information Center Volunteers Needed! Contact Cindy Bruhn at
or 563-650-7963 to volunteer.
Commercial Property for Sale 613-617 N Cody Road, LeClaire IA 52753. Description: 0.64 acres of development land available on Cody Road. This “ready to build” property is located on a high ground lot with an exceptional view of the river. Possibility for a dock installation with city inceptives possible. Land could be developed for multi-family, condo, possible office or mixed use. For more information, please contact Jeff R. Heuer, NAI Ruhl Commercial Company,
, Office: 563-355-4000, Direct: 563-823-5107. Website Link for More Information: http://www.ruhlcommercial.com/Page/Property.aspx?mls=7030973
Commercial Property for Sale 0 Cody Road, LeClaire IA 52753. Description: Price recently reduced on this great Riverfront Development opportunity located on the main shopping corridor in downtown LeClaire. Strong market for retail and apartments or condominiums. Lot totals 0.28 acres (180’ X 70’). For more information, please contact John G. Ruhl, NAI Ruhl Commercial Company,
, Office: 563-355-4000, Direct: 563-823-5126. Website Link for More Information: http://www.ruhlcommercial.com/Page/Property.aspx?mls=7031174
Commercial Property Available - Eagle Ridge Road, LeClaire, Iowa. Please call: Mike Burke - Mel Foster Co.
, Mobile: 563-349-2705, Direct: 563-823-5272
Park Run Apartments/Newbury Living complex - 1, 2, & 3 Bedrooms Available - 1701 Iowa Drive, LeClaire, Iowa 52753. 1 BR, 2 BR or 3 BR unit. Call (563) 289-5159 more information today!
Do you have Residential or Commercial property available? Please contact the LeClaire Chamber of Commerce,
, with a property description, complete contact information including phone numbers and rental or purchase pricing.
LeClaire Events Coming Up!
May-Oct – LeClaire Riverfront Farmers’ Market – Every Saturday, 3-6 p.m. on the LeClaire Levee
October 12- Apple Fest
October 18 – Cars and Coffee – Bierstube – 9-11a.m.
October 25 – Witches Walk
November 7 – First Friday in LeClaire
December 5-7 - Christmas in LeClaire
Chamber Networking Events – Everyone Welcome!
October 21st – The Faithful Pilot – 5:30-7p.m.
November 11th - Bier Stube – lunch - noon
December 9th - Subway – lunch - noon