12th-annual Champagne on the Rocks Jan. 25


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Posted Online: Jan. 16, 2013, 10:24 am
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By Jonathan Turner, jturner@qconline.com

WQPT, the Quad-Cities PBS station, will hold its 12th annual "Champagne on the Rocks" gala on Friday, Jan. 25, in the Gold Room at the Hotel Blackhawk, Davenport.

The presenting sponsor again will be The Singh Group, Merrill Lynch-Quad Cities and 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.

The fundraising event will feature hors d'oeuvres, dinner, diamonds, live and silent auctions and musical entertainment featuring The Westbrook Singers.

As each guest arrives, they will 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 half-carat diamond, donated by Expressions Jewelers.

Guests also will bid on more than 100 auction items, including trips, theater tickets and art work. "Our trips include everything from across the country to weekend getaways in our region," saidWQPT special projects coordinator Bea Brasel.

Tickets for the fundraising gala are $100 per person. A cocktail reception and silent auction starts at 6 p.m. and dinner and the live auction begin at7:30 p.m. To view a complete list of auction items, visit wqpt.org. For further information or to make a reservation, call (309) 764-2400 or log on to wqpt.org.



















 



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