The St. Charles Community College Foundation's fourth annual Rhythm and Ribs fundraiser, with live music, food and dancing, is set for 6-10 p.m. Friday, May 10, on the college’s campus in Cottleville.
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. At 7 p.m., the rhythm revue hour will include a feature performance by the popular St. Charles-based acoustic/rock band, “Clockwork,” with SCC student Jordan Slone (guitar/vocals). Performances by up-and-coming vocalists Aurea Clark and Matt Wynn also will entertain the crowd. All three performers were recent contestants in the college’s own “SCC Idol” competition last fall, and Slone won the competition, receiving the grand prize of a scholarship from the SCC Foundation.
“The community comes out in force year after year to show their support for this college, and we think they are in for a treat this year,” said Betsy Schneider, development and foundation relations manager. “As always, the dollars raised will help keep a college education within reach for thousands of area students, by providing much-needed scholarships and high-quality academic programs.”
Rib vendors will include Ethyl’s Smokehouse and Saloon, Mannino’s Market, Rib City and Stumpy’s House of Bar-B-Que and Catering. Other fare will include popcorn and snow cones, with gourmet nachos and veggie burgers provided by Quintessential Catering, and beverages to include beer by Krey Distributing Company and O’Fallon Brewery, wine by Terra Firma USA and lemonade by Red Robin.
“This event has become a favorite for St. Charles County residents,” said Scott Lewis, Cottleville city administrator/chief of police and event chair. “Our community is full of SCC alumni and we celebrate the impact this college has had and continues to have on educating our neighbors and our friends.”
Lewis, along with Mark Baker, vice president at Warrenton Oil Company, and Chuck Pilliod, CFO at Krey Distributing Co., are this year’s Rhythm and Ribs committee 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. Volunteers from UPS will help with set-up.
A complete list of sponsors can be found at www.rhythm-and-ribs.com.
Tickets are $5 for general admission, which includes entry to the event/live entertainment; $25 for the Music and More package, which includes live entertainment and food, beverages and raffle tickets; and $50 for the VIP package, which includes unlimited beverages, food and raffle tickets and reserved seating.
For more information on tickets and events, contact Schneider at 636-922-8473, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.rhythm-and-ribs.com. Event sponsorships are still available, with packages ranging from $500 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. In 2012, the SCC Foundation awarded 89 scholarships to SCC students. For more information on the SCC Foundation and its vision to transform lives and strengthen communities, visit www.stchas.edu/foundation.
St. Charles Community College is 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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