Community supports SCC’S fourth annual Rhythm and Ribs fundraiser, raising $44,000

May 21, 2013

Friends and neighbors joined with faculty, staff and students to show support for St. Charles Community College at the fourth annual Rhythm and Ribs fundraiser on Friday, May 10. Ticket sales, raffle and donations raised more than $44,000. Proceeds support scholarships and academic enhancements at SCC.

Community supports SCC’S fourth annual Rhythm and Ribs fundraiser, raising $44,000

Guests applaud the music of Smash Band during the fourth annual Rhythm and Ribs at St. Charles Community College on Friday, May 10.

“The pride in this college shown repeatedly by our campus and community members is remarkable,” said Betsy Schneider, development and foundation relations manager at SCC. “It is a joy to see so many people come together who believe in the college and the educational opportunities it provides for students.”

Live music included performances by Smash Band, by St. Charles-based acoustic/rock band “Clockwork,” with SCC student Jordan Slone (guitar/vocals), by Aurea Clark and Matt Wynn, as well as by the St. Charles West High School Jazz Ensemble.

Ribs were provided by Ethyl’s Smokehouse and Saloon, Mannino’s Market, Rib City and Stumpy’s House of Bar-B-Que and Catering. Other fare included popcorn and hot dogs, with gourmet nachos and veggie burgers provided by Quintessential Catering, and beverages included beer by Krey Distributing and O’Fallon Brewery, wine by Terra Firma USA and lemonade by Red Robin.

More than 150 volunteers helped out at the event, with 25 from UPS doing set-up.

“We want to say thank you to everyone who came out, despite the cool weather and light rain drops, for their help in making this a successful event,” said Chuck Pilliod, CFO at Krey Distributing.

Pilliod, along with Mark Baker, vice president at FastLane Convenience Stores, and Scott Lewis, Cottleville city administrator/chief of police, were this year’s Rhythm and Ribs committee co-chairs.

The “Main Stage” sponsors were Ameren Missouri, Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital/Progress West HealthCare Center, Mercy and SSM St. Joseph Health Center/SSM St. Joseph Hospital West.

“Rock Star” sponsors were Acropolis Investment Management, Commerce Bank, Enterprise Bank & Trust, Fastlane Convenience Stores, General Motors, Krey Distributing, NHC HealthCare & Rehabilitation, and UPS. “Ribster” sponsors were American Eagle Credit Union, Cuivre River Electric Cooperative, Fifth-Third Bank, First State Bank, and T.S. Homes. The registration partner was Verizon Wireless.

For information or to learn more about the SCC Foundation’s impact on students, contact Schneider at 636-922-8473, or For information on Rhythm and Ribs, visit

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

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

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