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  • Jefferson Awards On Air

    2014 Jefferson Awards

    Do you have a relative, a friend or a co-worker who is having an impact in your local community? WQAD News 8 and Genesis Health System are proud to partner locally with the Jefferson Awards. Nominate someone for a Jefferson Award.

  • Contest Winners

    Contest Winner List

    Click here to view winners from our latest contests.

  • Niabi Zoo Pints

    Pints for Preservation Starts Friday

    It's time again for the hugely popular event, Pints for Preservation! Niabi Zoo's very own beer and wine tasting is back. Tickets are still available.

  • Autumn Enchantment

    Friends of Trinity Medical Center – Celebrity Style Show

    Friends of Trinity Medical Center will hold their annual Celebrity Style Show “ Autumn Enchantment” on Friday September 27 at The Great Hall at the River Center in Davenport Iowa. The event is hosted by WQAD News 8’s Jason Fechner and Denise Hnytka. Friends of Trinity Medical Center have made a two-year commitment to raise $250,000 in support of a new Catheterization Lab suite to be built as part of the new Heart Center and Emergency Department at Trinity Rock […]

  • Child Abuse Council Lifesaver Canister Day

    The Lifesaver Canister Day is the Child Abuse Council’s only public fundraiser, mobilizing community support for our programs and services. On Saturday, June 16, over 300 volunteers will exchange Lifesaver candy and child abuse prevention materials for canister donations at 30+ local retail stores. 2013 GOALS 1.Raise $105,000 to support local child abuse prevention, education, and treatment services. 2.Increase community awareness of child abuse and neglect issues, the Child Abuse Council, and the services we provide. 2013 Lifesaver Locations HyVee […]

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    Boo at the Zoo

    It is time once again for Boo at the Zoo. Enjoy this merry-not-scary event at Niabi Zoo on October 27 & 28.

  • You Make the Call: September 16

    You Make the Call!  Watch QC Sports Extra each Sunday for our You Make the Call Play.  If you can guess how the play ends, click on the link below and pick from the multiple choice options to make your guess  for your chance to win!  Sponsored by Quad Cities YMCAs. Random drawing of all that guess correctly will be held each week and win a month membership to the YMCA and a $25 VISA Gift Card. Click here to […]

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    Flu Free Quad Cities

    We've partnered with Genesis to help Flu Free Quad Cities provide flu shots for area school children.

  • The Arc of the Quad Cities Golf Outing

    The Arc of the Quad Cities Area announces it will be the recipient of proceeds from the Charity Golf Classic sponsored by Pinnacle Country Club and WQAD.  This year celebrates our 60th year of service! The Arc of the Quad Cities Area serves more than 300 individuals with intellectual and other disabilities.  Programs foster the highest degree of independence possible, offering residential services, developmental and vocational skills training, supported employment, and respite care.  From its humble beginnings in the home […]

  • Wedding Finalist 4 - Abigail and Brian

    Finalist #4 – Abigail DeLoose and Brian Yost

    Finalist #4 – Abigail DeLoose and Brian Yost Why should you win the “Love of a Lifetime Wedding Giveaway”? We are High School Sweetheart that have been dating for 10 1/2 years. The proposal took place down by the Mississippi river in Moline. Since the proposal, we immediately started wedding planning. In March we received bad news about my nephew Rylan (the ring bearer) that is 4 years old. He was born with a bicuspid valve that started to leak. […]

  • Wedding Finalist #5 - Brittany and Andrew

    Finalist # 5 – Brittany Logsdon and Andrew Wicks

    Finalist # 5 – Brittany Logsdon and Andrew Wicks Why should you win the “Love of a Lifetime Wedding Giveaway”? My fiance and I have been together for three years now, and in those three years we have been through some ups and some downs. The first of those three years was spent 6 hours apart from each other, but with the help of Andrew and his amazingly wonderful family I was able to move home to the Quad Cities […]

  • Wedding Finalist #2 - Jill and Jeff

    Finalist #2 – Jill Badrick and Jeff Hipskind

    Finalist #2 – Jill Badrick and Jeff Hipskind Why should you win the “Love of a Lifetime Wedding Giveaway”? Over two plus years ago, on a website that everyone knows. Highly touted to find one’s “Match,” I was finally paired up with my perfect catch. Jeff as a manufacturing engineer, me as a physical therapist (always sincere). While we might seem like your average “Joes”, that’s not how our story goes…We went out for a date on a walk and […]


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