DAVENPORT, IOWA (April 12, 2019) — Applications are now available for the 2019 Mississippi Valley Fair Queen Contest.

The winner of the contest will reign during the Fair, which is being held July 30 to August 4, and will assist with various fair activities during the week. The winner also will represent Scott County and the Mississippi Valley Fair at the Iowa State Fair’s queen competition. The Iowa State Fair takes place August 8-12, 2019.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (March 12, 2019) – The volunteer firefighters, rescuers and medics of Speedway Fire Rescue (SFR) are holding their annual Motorsports Conference, a two-day training session, this weekend.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (February 22, 2019) — Two experienced racing promoters will direct more than 20 weekly and special event race dates this season at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds’ Davenport Speedway. That’s according to fairgrounds general manager Shawn Loter, who released the 2019 racing schedule.

Applications are still available for the 2018 Mississippi Valley Fair Queen Contest

Davenport, Iowa (June 14, 2018) – Applications remain available for the 2018 Mississippi Valley Fair Queen Contest. They can be found at mvfair.com or may be picked up at the fair office, 2815 W. Locust St., Davenport.

Davenport, Iowa (April 3, 2018) – Applications are now available for the 2018 Mississippi Valley Fair Queen Contest.

The winner of the contest will reign during the fair, which is being held July 31 to Aug. 5, and will assist with various fair activities during the week. The winner also will represent Scott County and the Mississippi Valley Fair at the Iowa State Fair’s queen competition. The Iowa State Fair takes place Aug. 9-19, 2018.

Davenport, Iowa (March 30, 2018) – Spring has barely arrived, but members of the staff and management of the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds are already planning a giant summertime event that involves music, food, drinks and fun. It also will benefit a great cause!

The first Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds’ Indoor Beach Party is set for Saturday, June 16, at the Mississippi Valley Fair Center, 2815 W. Locust St.

January 2, 2018 - The Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds will host a first-ever, two-day St. Patrick’s Day party in March

Davenport, Iowa – Top bands playing a variety of music, skydivers dressed as leprechauns, a great selection of good food and plenty of green beer. All of that will be part of a giant, two-day St. Patrick’s Day party planned for the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds (MVF) in March.

Davenport, Iowa (Oct. 18, 2015) – Last Saturday a benefit in Cedar Rapids supported two longtime Speedway Fire-Rescue (SFR) volunteer firefighters. They are Scott and Karry Bohannan, a husband and wife who with their fellow volunteers have protected and aided hundreds of eastern Iowa and western Illinois racing competitors and Quad City Air Show participants over the years.
Scott, the SFR president, and Karry, SFR`s treasurer, were hospitalized with smoke inhalation and suffered a huge loss when their portion of a duplex they lived in with their son Brent at 3rd and Oak streets in Davenport burned on Sept. 6. The Bohannans, who were subsequently released from the hospital, escaped the fire with just the clothes on their backs.
Another Bohannan family benefit is set for 3-11 p.m. this Friday, Oct. 23, at the Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 235, 4401 W Locust St, Davenport. Chili will be served. There will be a bags tournament, a deejay, 50-50 drawings, a raffle and an auction. Everyone is welcome.
Donations of items are now being accepted for the raffle and auction. To donate, contact one of these SFR people:
* Sandy Gile...563-320-7688.
SFR also has arranged for The Family Credit Union to accept monetary donations for the Bohannans by mail at any of the following locations:
* 1530 W. 53rd St., Davenport, Iowa 52806
* 1400 Rockingham Road, Davenport, Iowa 52802
* 2238 Jersey Ridge Road, Davenport, Iowa 52807
Please make all checks payable to the Bohannan Family Benefit or the Bohannan Family.
SFR is a non-profit 501C3 organization based in Davenport. Roughly 50 volunteers, who are trained in firefighting, vehicle extrication and emergency medical service serve at a drag strip and more than half a dozen auto race tracks in eastern Iowa and western Illinois each year from April through October. They also work at the annual Quad City Air Show each year in Davenport.
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Davenport, Iowa (Oct 9, 2015) – Thanks to both their friends and those who appreciate their work, a benefit in Cedar Rapids will take place soon for two longtime Speedway Fire-Rescue (SFR) volunteer firefighters. They are a husband and wife who have protected and aided hundreds of eastern Iowa and western Illinois racing competitors and Quad City Air Show participants over the years.

Scott Bohannan, SFR president, and his wife Karry, SFR treasurer, were hospitalized with smoke inhalation and suffered a huge loss when their portion of a duplex they lived in with their son Brent at 3rd and Oak streets in Davenport burned Sept. 6. The Bohannans, who have since been released from the hospital, were able to get out of the house with just the clothes on their backs.

SFR and the Lil` Racer Car Club Inc. are jointly holding a benefit from 2-7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17, at Checkers Bar and Grill, 3120 6th St. S.W., Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

There will be a live auction, silent auction, raffles, 50/50 drawings, a dunk tank and more. A live deejay, Tony Ginther`s Code 3 Productions, will provide music.

SFR is asking for donations of any kind, whether they be for the Bohannans personally or to be raffled or auctioned off at the benefit. Items could include autographed race car door panels, T-shirts, hats and koozies. You may contact the following individuals for more details or to donate:

• Karri Coyne -- Davenport area (563) 370-6446

• Sarah Slade -- Iowa City area (319) 331-5065

• Jessica Jungling or Eric Jungling -- Cedar Rapids area (319) 210-3422/(319) 560-1156

• Molly Ginther -- Dubuque area (563) 580-5790

SFR also has arranged for The Family Credit Union to accept monetary donations for the Bohannans by mail at any of the following locations:

* 1530 W. 53rd St., Davenport, Iowa 52806

* 1400 Rockingham Road, Davenport, Iowa 52802

* 2238 Jersey Ridge Road, Davenport, Iowa 52807

Please make all checks payable to the Bohannan Family Benefit or the Bohannan Family.

SFR is a non-profit 501C3 organization based in Davenport. Roughly 50 volunteers, who are trained in firefighting, vehicle extrication and emergency medical service serve at a drag strip and more than half a dozen auto race tracks in eastern Iowa and western Illinois each year from April through October. They also work at the annual Quad City Air Show each year in Davenport.

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Davenport, Iowa (Sept. 12, 2015) – Two longtime Speedway Fire-Rescue (SFR) volunteer firefighters, a husband and wife who have protected and aided hundreds of area racing competitors and Quad City Air Show participants over the years, now need some help themselves.
Scott Bohannan, SFR's president, and his wife Karry, SFR's treasurer, were hospitalized with smoke inhalation and suffered a huge loss when their portion of a duplex they lived in with their son Brent at 3rd and Oak in Davenport burned Sunday night, Sept. 6. The Bohannans, who have now been released from the hospital, were able to get out of the house with just the clothes on their backs.
Now their fellow SFR members and others are organizing some benefits for the Bohannans:
1) SFR members will sell 50-50 tickets and/or accept cash donations to benefit the couple at upcoming stock car races they cover.
2)  SFR and the Lil' Racer Car Club Inc. are jointly holding a benefit from 2-7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17, at Checkers Bar and Grill, 3120 6th St. S.W., Cedar Rapids, Iowa. There will be a live auction, silent auction, raffles, 50/50 drawings, a dunk tank and more. A live deejay, Tony Ginther's Code 3 Productions, will provide music. SFR is asking for donations of any kind, whether they be for the Bohannans personally or to be raffled or auctioned off at the benefit. Items could include autographed race car door skins, T-shirts, hats and koozies. You may contact the following individuals to donate:
Karri Coyne -- Davenport area (563) 370-6446
Sarah Slade -- Iowa City area (319) 331-5065
Jessica Jungling/Eric Jungling -- Cedar Rapids area (319) 210-3422/(319) 560-1156
Molly Ginther -- Dubuque area (563) 580-5790
3)  SFR and Mitch Swinton, with Lil' Racer Car Club, are making Yankee Dirt Track Classic hats to sell for $15 each at Farley Speedway during their 38th annual Yankee Dirt Track Classic. All of the proceeds from the hat sales will go to Scott and Karry Bohannan and their family. Hats will be available throughout the Yankee Dirt Track Classic. There are several different styles: farmer style with four panel vents and a plastic adjustable strap, all in navy blue; and baseball style with a cloth adjustable back, in black and red; and the fitted style S/M and L/XL, in black.
4) SFR has arranged for The Family Credit Union to accept monetary donations for the Bohannans by mail at any of the following locations:
1530 W. 53rd St., Davenport, Iowa 52806
1400 Rockingham Road, Davenport, Iowa 52802
2238 Jersey Ridge Road, Davenport, Iowa 52807
Please make all checks payable to the Bohannan Family Benefit or the Bohannan Family.
5) SFR is collecting clothing for the Bohannans and their son Brent. Sizes for Scott: men's XL or XXL shirts, 38x34 jeans and 2XL jogging pants; For Karry: women's medium or large shirts and size 7 pants; For Brent: men's large shirts and 32 pants (longs). Call Karri Coyne for more information: (563) 370-6446.
SFR is a non-profit 501C3 organization based in Davenport. Roughly 50 volunteers, who are trained in firefighting, vehicle extrication and emergency medical service, serve at a drag strip and more than half a dozen auto race tracks in eastern Iowa and western Illinois each year from April through October. They also work at the annual Quad City Air Show each year in Davenport.
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