Love must be in the air this year because according to National Retail Federation, total spending for this Valentine’s Day will top 18.5 billion dollars.
Many will be heading to local restaurants, florist and chocolate stores but we went around town to find out what else the Quad Cities might have to offer.
The first person we found was Troy Harris. Harris, from Enjoy with Troy is a singing telegram extraordinaire. He will head to the doorstep of your loved one and sing one of his 600 memorized songs.
“It’s unique, we used to do these all the time and there are still people who do them, but it’s beautiful,” Harris tells us. “It’s a great way to say I love you.”
You can contact Harris at 563-326-5811, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit enjoywithtroy.com.
But if Saturday rolls around and you have realized you forget the holiday all together…MidCoast Fine Arts at The Bucktown Center in downtown Davenport has you covered.
They are hosting a Fifty Shades of Clay event with hors d’oeuvers, drinks and your chance to recreate the pottery wheel scene from Ghost.
The event is Saturday, February 16th from 6-9 pm and tickets are $50. You can visit midcoast.org to register.
Looking for something that will last forever? Davenport native Leo Kelly draws caricatures. Email him a picture of you and your loved one and he will give you a picture that will last a lifetime.
“There’s no better way to say you love them then to say look at how big your nose is, look at how disproportionate your eye balls are,” Kelly jokes. “That’s love right there baby.”
The drawings can me for all occasions, for more information visit theleokelly.com or email him at email@example.com.