This week's #HotApp of the week will help you stay organized with all your holiday shopping purchases this season... From Social Media Expert, John Marino...
About The Red Kettle Christmas Campaign: The Red Kettle Christmas Campaign enables the Salvation Army to provide food, toys and clothing to over 6 million people during the Christmas season and helps more than 34 million Americans recovering from all kinds of personal disasters nationwide.
The Red Kettle campaign, first started in San Francisco in 1891, has traditionally been the Salvation Army's most prominent fund-raiser. In 2004, the campaign raised over $100 million in communities nationwide, with the nickels, dimes, quarters and dollars all remaining in the towns where the money was deposited into the kettles. The funds raised help support many of the 37 million people in poverty who turn to the Salvation Army for food and toys at Christmas, utility and homeless assistance, senior and child care, drug abuse treatment and many other social service needs.
Volunteers help us fulfill The Salvation Army's promise to America of "Doing the Most Good." To help them reach the goal of helping others in need, there are volunteer opportunities available. CLICK HERE to search for opportunities to help in your community.
If you missed it... Carrie Underwood was on Jimmy Fallon last night...
:) Okay, there IS more where that came from. CLICK HERE to see more from her appearance!
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Happy Thanksgiving everyone and keep me posted on your shopping this season!
Los Angeles, CA & Bloomington, IL (November 21, 2013) – In response to the recent wave of storms that brought tornadoes and highly-damaging winds to the Midwest, STYX and REO SPEEDWAGON have announced that they are using their combined might to help raise funds for those affected by this tragedy. On Dec. 4, these proud members of the Midwest’s rock elite will appear with special guests (to be announced shortly) at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington, Illinois in a fundraiser: Rock To The Rescue Extends A Hand To Those In Need. Funds will be earmarked for affected families in central Illinois communities that were left reeling in the wake of devastating tornadoes and winds. In order to maximize charitable proceeds, the artists, along with numerous vendors, crew and local staff, have generously forgone any personal compensation for the evening.
STYX guitarist and IL native James “JY” Young said, “As we approach the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination, I’m reminded of his famous quote, ‘Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.’ The good people of Illinois lent support and a helping hand to every artist on this bill at different times in their respective careers, and we owe a tremendous debt. It’s our turn to ask what we can do for this great State, and the best way we know to help those in need is to get on stage and let the incredible healing power of music play its part in rebuilding Illinois.”
REO SPEEDWAGON singer/guitarist Kevin Cronin said, “I am Illinois born and bred. REO Speedwagon is an Illinois band. The word ‘Illinois’ is music to me. The utter devastation and human suffering in Washington, IL and the surrounding areas is heartbreaking. I believe that we need to take care of our own… the people of Illinois are our own, and we are theirs.”
Tickets for this performance go on sale on Saturday, November 23rd at 10am at www.ticketmaster.com for $58, $43 and $28 (tickets are subject to applicable service charges and event time and date are subject to change). Visit www.uscellularcoliseum.com/ for up-to-date information. Donations to Rock to the Rescue can be made atwww.rocktotherescue.net.
America's "longest married couple" is about to celebrate their 81st wedding anniversary. Meet, John and Ann Betar...
I LOVE a good love story! Feel free to share with me anytime at Jillene@WLLR.com.
Here's the new video for "We Were Us" by Keith and Miranda!
Festival of Trees is the annual holiday fundraiser that helps to fund
arts programs for Quad City Arts; it raised over $4 million dollars in support of the arts in the Quad City region. Please help us keep the tradition alive!
The Festival of Trees PARADE will be Saturday, November 23rd, starting at 10am. CLICK HERE for the parade route!
November 21 • Santa’s Special Stars Private Tours
November 22 • SilverBell Social Private event for Seniors, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
November 23 • 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
November 24 • 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Military Day $2 off all admission tickets for military families
with military ID (Immediate family of military member only)
November 25 • 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
November 26 • 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
November 27 • 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
November 28 • 5-9 p.m., Thanksgiving
November 29 • 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
November 30 • 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Family Day $1 off all admission tickets
December 1 • 10 a.m.-4 p.m
For more on the Quad City Arts, CLICK HERE.
If you missed it... Rock Island's own, LISSIE, was on Conan last night! Here's her performance!
Picture credit: Instagram/LissieMusic