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JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF EASTERN IOWA TO HOST HYBRID TASTE OF ACHIEVEMENT EVENT

Junior Achievement's annual Taste of Achievement fundraiser, presented by Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust and Community Bank & Trust, will be held on Thursday, May 27th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Epic Event Center. Join Junior Achievement for beer, wine, and food tasting that is accompanied by live music, a $1,000 cash raffle and unique raffle packages. Three ways to participate; in-person tickets are $50, virtual with to-go meal is $35 and virtual is $10. All proceeds from the event will help fund Junior Achievement programs in Eastern Iowa for 3,012 students. Junior Achievement programs educate kindergarten through twelfth grade students about work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy.

The night will be filled with great food, live music by Jack Lion, and amazing raffle packages. Event goers will have the opportunity to participate in a wine pull for a chance at a bottle of wine, win $1,000 in the cash raffle, and play the Heads or Tails game for a fabulous prize. Raffle packages include: outdoor firepit with grill, 4-day Wisconsin getaway, bouncy house rental, Hurling Hatchet and Escapology certificates, and many more.

To-Go meal restaurant partnerships for the event include:

* Iowa City: Big Grove, Table, Tin Roost

* Cedar Rapids: Winifred's Catering

* Cedar Valley: SingleSpeed Waterloo

Tickets can be purchased by visiting, secure.qgiv.com/event/jaeitaste21/ or by calling 319.862.1100. For more information please contact Emma Disterhoft at edisterhoft@jaeasterniowa.org.

Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa (JAEI) Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa is dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in the global economy through work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy educational programs. JAEI's programs are delivered by 1,465 local volunteers that can provide students with real-world examples of how obstacles can be overcome and success achieved. JAEI provides its programs to 43,265 students throughout Eastern Iowa which includes Benton, Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Cerro Gordo, Chickasaw, Fayette, Delaware, Grundy, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Linn, Tama, Winneshiek, and Worth counties. For more information, visit JAEasternIowa.org.

Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust was established as a de novo bank in 2001 in Cedar Rapids, IA, and provides full-relationship commercial and consumer banking and trust and asset management services. As of December 31, 2020, Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust reported approximately $1.9 billion in assets, and offers five convenient locations across the greater Cedar Rapids area.

Community Bank & Trust, a division of Cedar Rapids Bank and Trust Company, headquartered in Waterloo, Iowa, serves the Waterloo and Cedar Falls, Iowa markets. The Bank commenced operations in 1997 as Community National Bank which became a wholly owned subsidiary of QCR Holdings, Inc. on May 13, 2013.

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