The fourth annual Rhythm and Ribs fundraiser May 10 at St. Charles Community College raised more than $44,000 to support scholarships and academic enhancements at the school.
“The pride in this college shown repeatedly by our campus and community members is remarkable,” said Betsy Schneider, development and foundation relations manager at SCC. “It is a joy to see so many people come together who believe in the college and the educational opportunities it provides for students.”
Live music included performances by Smash Band, Clockwork, Aurea Clark and Matt Wynn, as well as the St. Charles West High School Jazz Ensemble.
Ribs were provided by Ethyl’s Smokehouse and Saloon, Mannino’s Market, Rib City and Stumpy’s House of Bar-B-Que and Catering. Other fare included popcorn and hot dogs, with gourmet nachos and veggie burgers provided by Quintessential Catering, and beverages included beer by Krey Distributing and O’Fallon Brewery, wine by Terra Firma USA and lemonade by Red Robin. More than 150 volunteers helped out at the event, with 25 from UPS doing set-up.
“We want to say thank you to everyone who came out, despite the cool weather and light rain drops, for their help in making this a successful event,” said Chuck Pilliod, CFO at Krey Distributing. Pilliod, along with Mark Baker, vice president at FastLane Convenience Stores, and Scott Lewis, Cottleville city administrator and chief of police, were this year’s Rhythm and Ribs committee co-chairs.
The main stage sponsors were Ameren Missouri, Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital/Progress West HealthCare Center, Mercy and SSM St. Joseph Health Center/SSM St. Joseph Hospital West.