The St. Charles Community College Foundation is doubling the rhythm and the ribs for its third annual fundraiser, Rhythm and Ribs, set for 6-10 p.m. Friday, May 18, on the college’s campus in Cottleville.
Tony Mannino from Mannino’s Market prepares ribs at St. Charles Community College during last year’s Rhythm and Ribs.
Smash Band will return, live on the main stage at 8:30 p.m. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with the St. Charles West Jazz Ensemble and at 7 p.m., and a new rhythm revue will include ‘80s, pop, rock, jazz, a capella, country, fiddlers, oldies and more.
“It will be a rockin’ good time for all, but more importantly, we’re excited to celebrate the growth of the college and being a part of this vibrant community for 25 years,” said Kasey McKee, associate vice president for foundation and alumni relations. “The dollars raised help keep a college education within reach for thousands of area students, especially as we continue to feel the impact of the economy.”
New rib vendors, Bandana’s Bar-B-Q and Stumpy’s House of Bar-B-Que and Catering, will join the favorites, Ethyl’s Smokehouse and Saloon and Mannino’s Market. Chick-Fil-A, MO Kettle Corn and Quintessential Catering will serve up other fare, and beverages will include beer by Krey Distributing and O’Fallon Brewery, wine by Terra Firma USA and specialty teas and lemonade by Red Robin.
“It’s great to be involved with this event and so encouraging to see it grow,” said Scott Lewis, Cottleville city administrator/chief of police and event chair. “With more music, food and drink vendors, we hope even more folks will come out to SCC’s beautiful campus.”
Lewis, along with Chuck Pilliod, CFO at Krey Distributing Co., are this year’s Rhythm and Ribs co-chairs.
The three Main Stage sponsors are Ameren Missouri, Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital/Progress West HealthCare Center and SSM St. Joseph Health Center/SSM St. Joseph Hospital West.
A complete list of sponsors can be found at www.rhythm-and-ribs.com.
Tickets are $5 for general admission, which includes live entertainment; $25 for the Music and More package, which includes live entertainment and food, drink and raffle tickets; and $50 for the VIP package, which includes unlimited beer/wine, food and raffle tickets, and access to the VIP tent.
For more information on tickets and events, contact Betsy Schneider, foundation and alumni relations manager, at 636-922-8473, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.rhythm-and-ribs.com. Event sponsorships are still available, with packages ranging from $100 to $10,000.
The St. Charles Community College Foundation, a not-for-profit organization, raises funds to support student scholarships and educational programs for the college. For more information on the SCC Foundation and its vision to transform lives and strengthen communities, visit www.stchas.edu/foundation.
Established in 1986, St. Charles Community College is celebrating 25 years as a public, comprehensive two-year community college with associate degrees and certificate programs in the arts, business, sciences and career-technical fields. SCC provides workforce training and community-based personal and professional development as well as cultural, recreational and entertainment opportunities. For more information, visit www.stchas.edu.
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