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Iowa Public Radio presents “An Evening in Celebration of Wine & Tulips” PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Scott Vezdos   
Monday, 06 April 2009 12:54
(Cedar Falls) - Savor the flavor of wines from around the world as Iowa Public Radio presents the 24th annual “An Evening in Celebration of Wine & Tulips” in partnership with the Friends of KUNI/KHKE. This year’s celebration will take place on Saturday, May 9 from 6 - 8 p.m. at Park Place Event Centre in Cedar Falls.

Wine enthusiasts and discriminating palates alike – from all over Iowa and beyond – have enjoyed this premier wine event. Good wine, good food and good friends, as well as the ambience of classical and jazz music, make this a very popular and enjoyable experience.

More than two hundred domestic and imported wines are expected to be available for sampling during our celebration, including some unique and lesser known wines from our very own vineyards in Iowa. Reds, whites, blushes, dessert and sparkling wines will be well-represented. Wines from the vineyards of California, Washington, Italy, France, Australia, and Spain are also among those expected to be poured. Also available for sampling is a variety of Midwestern cheeses, plus breads and fruits to cleanse the palate.

Limited edition collectible “Wine & Tulips” posters signed by internationally acclaimed Cedar Falls artist Gary Kelley will be on sale at the event. One lucky individual will also walk away with Kelley's original artwork for this year’s poster in our “Wine & Tulips” auction. The silent auction is held in conjunction with the event and will offer a wide variety of gift and art items including special wines, wine accessories, and a whole lot more.

Attendance at the event is limited to 800 guests and tickets are available in advance for $35 per person. Tickets are available for purchase by phone at 800-772-2440, ext. 0 and online at Tickets purchased at the event are $45 per person. The ticket price includes an etched souvenir wine glass and a detailed wine guide. Advance tickets are also available at Indulgence (305 Main St.) and Roots Market (2021 Main St.) in Cedar Falls.

Patron support levels for “An Evening in Celebration of Wine & Tulips” are also available for $150 per couple ($75 for single) and include early admission to the event for a "meet the distributors" pre-party, plus special patron door prizes. Call 800-772-2440, ext. 0 to purchase tickets at a patron level.

Financial support is provided by First National Bank (Cedar Falls); EyeCare Associates (Cedar Falls, Waterloo); UBS Financial Services (Waterloo); Flowerama (Cedar Falls, Waterloo); Sandy Benak, State Farm Insurance (Cedar Falls); Wingate Inn (Cedar Falls) and the Friends of KUNI/KHKE.
  • Iowa Public Radio informs, enriches and engages Iowans through radio programming and other media. Iowa Public Radio includes the WOI Radio Group (Iowa State University, Ames), KUNI-KHKE (University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls), and KSUI-WSUI (University of Iowa, Iowa City).

Camp Courageous Antique Market Show Sunday, April 5th, 2009 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Camp Courageous   
Monday, 30 March 2009 07:11
MONTICELLO, IA - The Camp Courageous Spring Antique Market Show will be held this Sunday, April 5th at the Berndes Center at the fairgrounds in Monticello. Doors will be open from 9:00 A.M. until 3:00 P.M. Dealers and exhibitors from around the Midwest, many of whom have always been a part of this event, will be displaying their quality antiques and country collectibles. Food and beverages will be available for purchase throughout the day. This show is offered twice a year in the spring and the fall.

Cindy and Pete Hall established the Antique Market Show as a family venture in 2000. As stated by Cindy, “It was time for a change. Camp Courageous of Iowa was offered this venture because more people would benefit. This is an established show with great dealers! By having a show of this magnitude, it brings people to Monticello which also benefits the community.” 100% of the proceeds from this show now go to benefit the campers attending Camp Courageous.  The camp looks forward to continuing the tradition of offering a quality antique market show.

Camp Courageous of Iowa is a recreational and respite care facility for individuals with disabilities of all ages. It is run on donations, without government support, without paid fundraisers, and without formal sponsorship.

The general public is invited to see the many items that will be available for sale at the Antique Market Show. Admission is $3.00 and parking is free! For any inquiries or dealer information contact Sharon Roller at Camp Courageous ((319) 465-5916 Extension 2200). All proceeds for this event goes to benefit the over 5,000 campers with special needs who visit Camp Courageous each year.

German American Heritage Center appoints Angela Hunt as Director PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kathryn Davis   
Monday, 23 March 2009 07:54

The German American Heritage Center, announced the appointment of Angela Hunt as the Center’s new director. Ms. Hunt began her position March 16, 2009. She succeeds John Blong, who retired as acting director after five years of service to the Center.

Ms. Hunt is a resident of Bettendorf, Iowa and has lived in the Quad Cities area since 2000. She has worked at Niabi Zoo, Girl Scouts, Butterworth Center & Deere-Wiman House in the areas of program management, volunteer coordination, fundraising, marketing and public relations. Ms. Hunt also has also worked as a nonprofit consultant. Ms. Hunt has worked on projects as a volunteer for area organizations including the Bistate Literacy Council, The Garden Growers, Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging, Directors of Volunteers in Agencies, and the United Way. She serves as Communications Director for Public Relations Network of the Quad Cities board.

“I am absolutely thrilled to join the German American Heritage Center (GAHC) team especially at this time when the museum is undergoing new and exciting expansions of the exhibits and outreach, ” said Ms. Hunt.

As director of the German American Heritage Center, Ms. Hunt will be responsible for directing staff, volunteers, programs, fund raising and the yearly operations.

About the German American Heritage Center

Founded in 1994 as a non-profit corporation, the German American Heritage Center (GAHC) seeks to preserve and enrich for present and future generations knowledge of the German immigrant experience and its impact on the American culture. Today, the Center stands at a crossroads for the generations. The Center is a place where brick and mortar and a living culture are merged to provide experiences to perpetuate the immigrant values and work ethic for our current generations.

Location: 712 West 2nd Street, Davenport, IA 52802

Hours: 1:00-4:00 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, with extended hours by appointment only

Admission: Adults $3; Seniors (+60) $2; Children (6-18) $1; Under 5 free

Access: The German American Heritage Center is wheelchair accessible.

For more information please call (563) 322-8844.

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Written by Camp Courageous   
Tuesday, 17 March 2009 07:26
MONTICELLO - Thanks to the generosity of the Monticello Pizza Ranch owners, Brad and Shirley Davis, Camp Courageous will be receiving half of the gross receipts from the Monticello Pizza Ranch on Saturday March 21st.  For example, if a customer purchased $20 in pizza and pop, $10 goes to camp.  The benefit applies to dine-in, carry-out, and delivery; but it does not apply to gift certificates.

This annual event has become a “win-win” situation for the customers of Pizza Ranch.  The customer enjoys a wonderful meal and at the same time half of everything they spend at the Monticello Pizza Ranch will go to benefit over 5,000 special needs campers that are served at Camp Courageous each year.  Pizza Ranch is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.  They will be featuring their wonderful buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Camp Courageous’ board members, staff, and volunteers will be providing extra assistance during this special day.

Brad Davis, Monticello Pizza Ranch owner, commented, “We are happy to be able to do this for Camp Courageous.  Since the Pizza Ranch has been in Monticello, we have had a wonderful relationship with the camp.  We admire the dedication and work Camp Courageous does for those with special needs.”

The Pizza Ranch is located at 505 East Oak St, Monticello. For more information contact Brad Davis, owner, or Beth Oppedal, manager at Pizza Ranch at 319/465-6000 or Camp Courageous at 319/465-5916.


Trivia Night at Camp Courageous PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Camp Courageous   
Monday, 09 March 2009 07:17
MONTICELLO, IA- Camp Courageous of Iowa will be holding a Trivia Night on Friday March 20, 2009. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Trivia Night consists of ten rounds of trivia questions competing in teams of 5-8 people with door prizes and team prizes. The event will be held at the camp's main lodge. The cost is $10.00 per person with refreshments and snacks provided. The event is open to all who would like to attend.

Please contact Mark Sigel at Camp Courageous by calling 319-465-5916 with any question or to reserve a table for your team.

Camp Courageous is a year-around recreational and respite care facility for people with disabilities. Individuals with mental and physical disabilities, brain injuries, hearing and visual impairments, autism and learning disabilities and other distinct groups are served. The camp is a non-profit organization run on donations, without any formal sponsorship and does not receive government funding. No camper is turned away due to financial difficulties.

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