9th Annual Bettendorf Rotary Lobsterfest
The 9th Annual Bettendorf Rotary Lobsterfest will take place on Saturday, June 13th, 2015 from 5:30pm-10:00pm at Rivermont Collegiate in Bettendorf, IA. The 2014 event garnered nearly $66,000 through generous sponsorships and auction donations!
Proceeds from the 2014 Lobsterfest funded grants totaling $25,000 - the largest so far - to 15 not-for-profit organizations serving the Quad Cities. Grant recipients included:
Center for Active Seniors, Inc. - Fitness Center Equipment ($1,250)
Davenport Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol - Search and Rescue Mission Enhancement, Aerospace Education ($1,000)
Dress for Success Quad Cities - Professional Shoes for Low Resource QC Women ($2,000)
Friendly House - Family Nights ($2,000)
Gilda's Club Quad Cities - Cancer to Health ($1,750)
Habitat for Humanity Quad Cities - Affordable Home Build for Low Income Working Family ($1,000)
Handicapped Development Center - Promoting Our Mission with a Positive Atmosphere ($1,000)
Jason's Box - Patriot Place Veterans Resource Center ($2,500)
King's Harvest - Homeless Overflow Shelter Payroll ($2,500)
New Kingdom Trailriders - Horse Care Project ($2,000)
People Uniting Neighbors & Churches (PUNCH) - Renters Neighborhood Winterization Project ($1,000)
QC United - The Pete and Purple Bull Program ($1,000)
Quad City Marathon - Run With Us ($1,500)
Quad City Symphony Orchestra Association - Music Education Outreach for Bettendorf ($2,000)
St. Mark Lutheran Church - Food Pantry ($2,500)
To read more about the 2014 grant recipients and their projects, click here.
Without the Scott Community College Culinary Arts Program, we would not be able to offer the caliber of event that we have. It is because of Chef Brad Scott and Diane Stanley that we are able to offer a delicious Maine lobster dinner for over 300 people. The students in this program have been instrumental in the success of the event, and we thank them for taking time out of their summer to come and put on such a wonderful event. To learn more about the culinary arts program at Scott Community College, please visit http://www.eicc.edu/highschool/programs/career/culinary/index.html
These are the businesses that make all of the grants possible!