WQPT's Champagne on the Rocks to be held Jan. 25


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Posted Online: Jan. 10, 2013, 12:04 pm
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Press release submitted by Lora Adams




MOLINE, ILLINOIS -- WQPT, Quad Cities PBS will hold their 12th annual Champagne on the Rocks Gala on Friday, January 25, 2013 in the Gold Room at the Hotel Blackhawk. The Presenting Sponsor for Champagne on the Rocks is The Singh Group, Merrill Lynch-Quad Cities, Global Wealth Management. "We are delighted that Tony Singh and his organization continue to be such great supporters of WQPT" said WQPT Interim General Manager, Jamie Lange

Champagne on the Rocks is WQPT's premiere fundraising event featuring dinner, diamonds, live and silent auctions and musical entertainment featuring The Westbrook Singers.

As each guest arrives they receive a glass of champagne that includes a gem (either a cubic zirconia or a diamond.) Representatives from Expressions Jewelers are on hand to appraise the gems and one lucky guest will win a GIA certified .50-carat diamond, donated by Expressions Jewelers. Guests will also bid on more than 100 items featuring trips, theatre tickets and art work. WQPT Special Projects Coordinator, Bea Brasel said "Our trips include everything from across the country to weekend getaways in our region."

To view a complete list of auction items log on to www.wqpt.org. For further information or to make a reservation to attend Champagne on the Rocks call 309-764-2400 or log on to wqpt.org.

Sponsors for the event include: Gold Sponsor – The Singh Group/Merrill Lynch Quad Cities, Global Wealth Management; Silver Sponsors - Hotel Blackhawk; Diamond Sponsor – Expressions Jewelers. Entertainment Sponsor - Andich and Andich, Attorneys at Law, with additional support from Scott and Carrie Bull and Staack Florists.

The Champagne on the Rocks Committee members include Sarah Andich, Darcey Boone, Sana Harb and Aleeza Singh.

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

















 




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