Let’s celebrate together virtually! We are celebrating 25 years of the American Red Cross serving the Quad Cities and West Central Illinois A Taste on the River. In previous years, guests have gathered on the banks of the Mississippi to support the Red Cross mission and enjoy culinary delights, live music and a fabulous auction of unique items donated by local businesses and individuals.
This year, everyone is invited to a special free virtual 30-minute celebration of A Taste on the River presented by sponsors McLaughlinn Motors and SENB BANK on Friday, August 28 at 6:00 p.m. Hosted by WQAD 8 Anchor Angie Sharp, guests will virtually enjoy tantalizing culinary experiences featuring Rhythm City Casino Chef Gary Ames and Isle of Capri Casino Hotel Chef Matt Meadows, and a live music performance from Phyllis & One Shark.
Online Silent Auction of Unique “Must Have” Items Including
- Spirit of the River – acrylic on canvas painting by Quad Cities native, Mark Cook. Valued at $2,000
- Chic and Cheerful – Kate Spade pink bag, Kate Spade sunglasses and two bottles of Roka Chardonnay
- Wine Wine & Dine w/ Friends – At home virtual wine tasting and a four-course Italian meal for 10 catered by Biaggi's
Let’s get together, have fun apart, and make a difference! Register now for our FREE virtual A
Taste on the River or go to redcross.org/taste. Visit https://redcrossauction.givesmart.com to view auction items.
Thank you to our generous sponsors Mississippi Valley Surgery Center, UnityPoint Health Trinity, Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial, SEARS Seating, IMEG, and Quad Cities Bank and Trust.
About the American Red Cross of Illinois
The American Red Cross of Illinois serves 12.4 million people in 88 counties in Illinois, Iowa and Missouri including Adams, Bond, Boone, Brown, Bureau, Carroll, Cass, Champaign, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Cook, Coles, Christian, Crawford, Cumberland, DeKalb, De Witt, Douglas, DuPage, Edgar, Effingham, Fayette, Ford, Franklin, Fulton, Green, Grundy, Hamilton, Hancock, Henderson, Henry, Iroquois, Jasper, Jefferson, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Knox, LaSalle, Lake, Lee, Livingston, Logan, Macon, Macoupin, Marion, Marshall, Mason, McDonough, McHenry, McLean, Menard, Mercer, Montgomery, Morgan, Moultrie, Ogle, Peoria, Perry, Piatt, Pike, Putnam, Richland, Rock Island, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott, Shelby, Stark, Stephenson, Tazewell, Vermillion, Warren, Washington, Whiteside, Will, Williamson Winnebago, Woodford. Iowa: Lee, Muscatine, Scott and Van Buren. Missouri: Clark, Lewis, Marion and Ralls. The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit us at Redcross.org/Illinois or visit us on Twitter @IllinoisRedCross.