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During the month of September, Rhythm City Casino Resort club members played the slot machines and raised money to fight hunger. 

Participating members could donate to the River Bend Foodbank and receive an equal amount in free slot play. As an extra bonus, guests could donate two non-perishable food items for an additional $5 in free slot play. Rhythm City guests raised $6,250, and the casino donated an additional $2,000 to the foodbank, according to a news release. 

Along with cash donations, officials said hundreds of pounds of food will benefit River Bend Foodbank, the largest hunger relief organization in the Quad-Cities. In 2016, it provided 12 million meals to people in eastern Iowa and western Illinois, according to the release.

"The Fight Hunger for Free Play promotion in 2018 was another huge success," said Mo Hyder, general manager of Rhythm City Casino Resort, in the release. "It is great to be a part of a community that gives back to those in need. Together we can fight hunger in the Quad Cities!"

Apprenticeship fair to be held Nov. 14

IowaWORKS, in partnership with Eastern Iowa Community Colleges, will host a registered apprenticeship fair on Nov. 14.

From 1 to 4 p.m., job seekers, students and others can learn about apprenticeship opportunities in the Quad-Cities, at the fair at Scott Community College's Culinary Arts Facility and Hospitality Management Center, 500 Belmont Road, Bettendorf. 

Apprenticeships are available in a variety of fields, and offer the opportunity to learn while earning a paycheck. 

For more information, call 563-445-3200, ext. 43340. 

Schnucks donates $185,000 to Hurricane Michael victims

Schnucks Markets, Inc. and the American Red Cross of Missouri and Arkansas announced last week that customers and the company have donated $185,000 to support Hurricane Michael victims. 

The grocery store chain's 10-day "round up at the register" campaign ended on Oct. 21 and asked customers to round up their grocery purchases to the nearest dollar. All donations will go to the American Red Cross' Hurricane Michael Disaster Relief Fund, according to a news release. 

Schnucks customers donated more than $170,000, while a Schnucks corporate donation brought the total to $185,000. In September, Schnucks customers and the company donated $165,000 to the American Red Cross' Hurricane Florence Disaster Relief Fund. 

"We want to thank our customers who demonstrated that even though they live hundreds of miles away from the damage these hurricanes caused, their compassion knows no boundaries," said Erica Van Ross, a Schnucks spokesperson in the release. "Caring for communities is important to Schnucks, and our customers have shown time and again how important it is to them as well."


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