MOLINE, IL -- WQPT, Quad Cities PBS will hold their 16th annual Champagne on the Rocks Gala on Friday, Jan. 27, at the Outing Club.

The Presenting Sponsor for Champagne on the Rocks is The Singh Group/Merrill Lynch Wealth Management.

"We are delighted that Tony Singh and his organization continue to be such great supporters of WQPT," said WQPT General Manager Mary Pruess.

Champagne on the Rocks is WQPT’s premiere fundraising event featuring dinner, live and silent auctions, musical entertainment and the chance to win a piece of jewelry from Expressions Jewelers. Additionally, “We have some surprises for our guests this year,” said Bea Brasel, special events coordinator for the station. “This year we have a mystery to solve all based on our critically acclaimed program, ‘Sherlock on Masterpiece’. In addition, we will be using Qtego for our auction, a new way for guests to bid on their favorite items by using their phones.”

To view a complete list of auction items log on to For further information, or make a reservation to attend Champagne on the Rocks, call (309) 764-2400 or log on to

Sponsors for the event include: Gold Sponsor – The Singh Group/Merrill Lynch Wealth Management; Silver Sponsor – Eastern Iowa Baking Company; Jewel Sponsor – Expressions Jewelers.

The Champagne on the Rocks Committee members are William Breedlove, Amanda Motto, Ruthie Parker, Kanu Priya, Aleeza Singh, Clara Delle Thompson, Amy Trimble and Mary Van Buer.

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

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