Forty-eight area businesses and organizations have been booked, the entertainment has been arranged, and the days are counting down to the first North Scott Progress Show on Thursday, Jan. 31, from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Eldridge Community Center, 400 S. 16th Ave., Eldridge.
“This is a chance for residents to get to know their community better,” said Bill Tubbs, publisher of The North Scott Press, which is organizing the event.
“Admission is free and there will be entertainment and door prizes, plus exhibits from an impressive lineup of businesses and organizations,” said Tubbs. “The aim of the North Scott Progress Show is to be a place where friends and neighbors can meet, and that showcases what’s good in the area.”
Event sponsors, announced by NSP advertising manager Jeff Martens, are APAC Customer Services, CSI Homes, Culligan, and Genesis Physical Rehabilitation.
Exhibitors are: ACE The Helpful Place Hardware, Scott County Satellite, Blackhawk Bank & Trust, Nickelberry’s Pizza and Winners Pizza & More, North Scott Community School District, St. Ann Catholic Church, River Valley Turf, Knilan’s Furniture and Interiors, Ridgecrest Village, Premier Bath and Kitchen Resurfacing, Questar Energy, American Fire Safety, Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center, Honor Flight, United Services by R.G. Iossi, Quint City Stone & Naturescape Center, Lawlor Family Chiropractic, Mellennia Martial Arts Tae Kwon Do Laser Imagination, Eldridge Community Center/Skatepark, Tropical Breeze Tanning, Heritage Christian School, Good Samaritan Society Home Care, Affordable Parking Lot Services, Keith and Company, ABC Heating and Air Conditioning, Midwest Publishing and Marketing, Iowa 80 Truckstop, Quality Inn & Suites, River Bend Transit, Lunasin Reliv Int, Scott County Library and Friends of the Eldridge Library, PFLAG Quad Cities Chapter, Eldridge Parks and Recreation, Hardee’s, Commercial Printers, Four Winds Recreational Products, Eldridge United Methodist Church, North Scott Athletic Boosters, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, and The North Scott Press.
Entertainment includes Wayne Littell’s Blue Chips, the Davenport North Show Choir, Tina’s Dance Studio, and Mellennia Martial Arts.
“We’re rolling out the red carpet and hope to see everyone there!” said Tubbs.