The 8th Annual Bettendorf Rotary Lobsterfest will take place on Saturday, June 14th, 2014 from 5:30pm-10:00pm at Rivermont Collegiate in Bettendorf, IA. The 2013 event garnered nearly $66,000 through generous sponsorships and auction donations!
Proceeds from the 2013 Lobsterfest funded grants totaling $23,000 - the largest so far - to 14 not-for-profit organizations serving the Quad Cities. Grant recipients included:
American Red Cross of the Quad Cities - Health & Safety Preparedness for Quad City Youth ($2,500)
Asbury United Methodist Church - Garden Ministry ($1,500)
Community Health Care, Inc. - River Drive Pediatric Updates ($1,550)
Family Museum Foundation - Drop-In Studio ($1,000)
Family Resources - Keeping Kids Engaged in Learning ($2,500)
From Cover to Cover - Book and Blanket Donation to local at-risk students ($1,000)
Hand-in-Hand - Accessibility Program and Licensing Upgrades ($2,200)
Lydia Home - Friday Evening Neighborhood/Family Event ($2,500)
Nahant Marsh Education Center - Nahant Marsh Education Center Building Expansion ($1,000)
Project Renewal - 2014 Summer Renewal Program ($2,500)
The Shining Stars Dance Team - "Little Extras" for the Shining Stars ($250)
TRU (Trees R Us - Bettendorf) - Trees and Bench for Vets Park Playground ($1,000)
United Neighbors, Inc. - United Neighbors, Inc.- After-School Program ($1,000)
Vera French Community Mental Health Center - Supplies for School-Based Therapy Program ($2,500)
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
A huge thank you to our 2013 Bettendorf Rotary Lobsterfest Sponsors! These are the businesses that make all of the grants possible!
Would you like to join forces with the Bettendorf Rotary to help local organizations in need? Sponsoring our annual Lobsterfest event is a great way to give back to the community, and help organizations that are in need of funding.
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