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Written by Lora Adams   
Thursday, 20 September 2012 07:34

MOLINE, ILLNIOIS –  Under beautiful skies along the Mississippi River in LeClaire Park, 2,000 people attended WQPT’s 13th annual Brew Ha Ha on Saturday, September 15, 2012.

Throughout the day attendees sampled beers, cheeses, played games and listened to music of Minus Six and to the comedy of the Blacklist Comedy Troupe. Voting for the best brews took place from 1:30 to 4:00 pm when the votes were tallied and the top three brews were named.  All of the winners were decided on by the attendees.

The winners were all from Bent River Brewing.

1st Place:  Bent River Brewing Co. - Uncommon Stout
2nd Place:  Bent River Brewing Co. - Mississippi Blonde
3rd Place:  Bent River Brewing Co. - Jalapeno Pepper Ale
(Pictured is:  Garrett Butler, Head Brewer from Bent River Brewing Co.)

WQPT’s Brew Ha Ha is one of the stations largest fundraising events with proceeds going to support educational outreach and programming. Sponsors include Old Chicago Bettendorf, Rock 104-9 and Cumulus Broadcasting, Rhythm City Casino, River Cities Reader, KWQC, Mediacom, Dimitri Wine & Spirits, Inc., Glazer’s Distributors of Iowa, Blue Moon, Budweiser, Cabot Cheese Cooperative of Vermont, Downtown Davenport Partnership, The Blacklist Comedy Troupe, Hawkeye Ice, Iowa American Water, Millennium Waste, Quad City Golf Cars, and Sunbelt Rentals.

WQPT is a public media service of Western Illinois University - Quad Cities located in Moline, Illinois.


Help the RI Foundation Earn a Chase Grant: Vote! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by R.I. Public Library   
Tuesday, 18 September 2012 14:42

This covered entrance at the Main LIbrary is just one project made possible by Foundation dollars. Voting is open for the Chase Community Giving Grants. Please cast a vote for the Rock Island Public Foundation before Sept. 19!

Everyone gets 2 votes on Facebook to use on 2 different charities before Sept. 19. If you share a link to a charity by clicking the Like, Tweet, Send or Copy Link button, and a friend uses that link to vote, you earn a bonus vote. Your bonus vote can be used on any charity, even one you've previously voted for. In addition, Chase customers get 2 additional votes to use. You can use those votes by visiting and logging in using your Chase online ID and password.


Foundation funds enhance the Rock Island Library is so many ways - by sponsoring Hug-A-Book early learning programs, library visits for HeadStart classes, and summer art and drama programs for children. Foundation dollars also renovated the Children's Room and handicapped entrance at the Main Library, and paid for three self-check machines, Bookletters book recommendation service and subcription. Please vote today - and share the link with your friends!


Vote for the Rock Island LIbrary Foundation

Hawk Fans, Don't Miss This! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Cassandra Furlong   
Tuesday, 18 September 2012 13:50

“Let’s Talk Hawkeyes!”

An Event to Benefit

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN)

With Special Guest:

Iowa basketball Color Analyst, NBA champion Bobby Hansen


University of Iowa Play-by-play Announcer Gary Dolphin

Cocktail Reception

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Cedar Rapids Country Club

5:00 – 7:00 pm

The nation’s leading cancer advocacy organization, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), is pleased to welcome long time University of Iowa football and basketball play-by-play announcer Gary Dolphin, and Iowa basketball color analyst and NBA champion Bobby Hansen, to a reception at the Cedar Rapids Country Club.  Hear all about the upcoming season from the insiders!

Individual Tickets are $100 and can be purchased here

If you are interested in being an event sponsor, please contact Cassandra Furlong at 515-727-0057 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.

Contributions or gifts to American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network are not tax deductible as charitable contributions.

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is the nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy partner of the American Cancer Society.  ACS CAN supports evidence-based policy and legislative solutions designed to eliminate cancer as a major health problem, including continued funding of cancer research. ACS CAN works to encourage elected officials and candidates to make cancer a top priority by giving ordinary people extraordinary power to fight cancer with the training and tools they need to make their voices heard.

Walk for Lupus Now PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lupus Foundation of America, Iowa Chapter   
Tuesday, 18 September 2012 13:48
Join the Lupus Foundation of America-Iowa Chapter’s Walk for Lupus Now scheduled for September 29, 2012 from 8:00-11:30 AM in Des Moines at Merle Hay Mall to make a difference in the lives of those affected by lupus.

Walk for Lupus Now is an opportunity for people with lupus and their loved ones to come together and support each other. The walk raises both funds and awareness.

We will also be having a raffle this year full of 15 different themed baskets, including incredible merchandise, gift cards and signed sports memorabilia.

We walk for many reasons, but mostly to support and serve the estimated 15,000 Iowans with lupus and their families. You can show your support by forming a team or walking as an individual.

For more information contact 515-279-3048 or 888-279-3048. You can register online at

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Written by Rebecca Wheeler   
Tuesday, 18 September 2012 12:35

Rock Island--Food donations are vital to Christian Care. Last year, as a result of caring community support, Christian Care served over 50,000 meals to both the residents of their rescue mission and domestic violence shelter and to needy members of the Quad Cities community! Serving 19 meals a week to hundreds of individuals takes hard work, ingenuity - and food.

Food supplies presently on hand at Christian Care’s pantry are perilously low. To meet the demand and to ensure that no one in the QCA goes hungry, Christian Care is asking for your help. On Saturday, September 22, 2012, they will be collecting canned and boxed food items from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Christian Care Rescue Mission located at 2209 3 rd Avenue in Rock Island.

For a complete list of needs or for more details, please visit the organization’s website at or call Rebecca at 309/786-5734.

Christian Care has been feeding the hungry for 96 years. Although the organization’s focus is primarily on the homeless and victims of domestic violence, the Christian Care Community Meal Site welcomes anyone in the community who is hungry. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served on weekdays Monday through Friday and breakfast and dinner are served on Saturday and Sunday. Breakfast is served at 6:30 AM, lunch at 12:15 PM, and dinner at 6:00 PM. The community relies on Christian Care not only to serve hot meals every day, but also to provide a warming and/or cooling station for nonresident homeless individuals during periods of harsher weather throughout the year.

Christian Care is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose vision is to transform lives. By providing safe shelter, support and resources Christian Care empowers both the homeless and survivors of domestic violence to make positive changes in every aspect of their lives. Christian Care’s two facilities—a domestic violence shelter for women and children and a rescue mission for men—serve homeless individuals, victims of domestic violence, veterans, men and women coming out of prison, and those with mental illnesses. If you know someone in need, call the Christian Care Crisis Hotline at any hour of the day or night at 309/788-2273.

For more information about Christian Care, visit their website at or go to


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