May 2, 2019

Major News Comes in Threes for the Hilltop Campus Village

1.Urban Gardening II Deepens its Roots with Opening of “Hoop House”

A celebration of the new Hoop House garden, at the SW corner of 15th Street and Scott Street was held on April 30.

This project has been made possible by a partnership between the People Uniting Neighborhood Churches (PUNCH), and the Hilltop Campus Village, Genesis Health System, plus grants from the QC Community Foundation and Great Southern Bank. Signage recognizing sponsors will be placed to showcase the facility.

“This is a win-win-win project for the area” said Scott Tunnicliff, Executive Director of the Hilltop Campus Village. “It allows for the utilization of otherwise vacant land, providing an amenity that can be enjoyed by volunteers tending the gardens.”

Ralph Kelly, President of the PUNCH Group, is equally enthused. “The Genesis involvement lays the groundwork for us to use the Urban Garden as a springboard for other initiatives aimed at helping those in need. We are grateful to the Hilltop for providing the land and to PUNCH for helping to nurture the gardens, but this project wouldn’t be possible without everyone coming together.”

2. Hilltop’s Hidden Treasure Fest

Argh Matey, the Pirates are landing on Saturday, May 25. The Pirate Race will kick off the all-day-long festivities of seeking the Hidden Treasures that abound in the Hilltop Campus Village. Merchants will be showing off the beautiful gems and treasures of their respective establishments. At the time of this printing the race route was not completely laid out, but it will be in the heart of the Hilltop and incorporating Main Street.

Looking for a Car Show? You will find this Hidden Treasure at the parking lot on 16th Street west of Harrison, the parking lot behind Greatest Grains, 1600 N. Harrison. Times are scheduled to be from noon until 3:00.

Live music from talented local bands will be playing from 3:00 to 7:30 up near Locust Street in the green space of J B Young Opportunity Center. Feel the beat of the islands with a Steel Drum Band. This Hidden Treasure is from the Creative Arts Academy. This band is only one of the talented bands that will be performing.

At dusk, there will be the Treasure of an outdoor movie, also in the open area at JBYOC.

So come seek out the treasures. It’s a family event with activities going on all day.

3. Stringing Along – New Merchant Opening on June 1

Thad Shumaker, of Shumaker Guitar Works is opening up a stringed instrument store in the Midtown Plaza building, 1706 Brady Street,
Suite 102. Thad is extremely excited to be part of the Hilltop Campus Village area. He thinks it’s a great location for business, because of its rich history, and the fact that the area has some of the busiest streets in Davenport. Thad plans on being open by June 1, maybe sooner. Thad has this to say, “I not only will be selling name brand guitars both new and used, but also any stringed instrument, I will buy, sell or trade.. I am a true luthier, not a guitar tech. I build hand made electric guitars to the customers specs for a pretty affordable price, and branded under the Shumaker name. My store will have violins, mandolins, ukuleles, banjos, inexpensive student guitars for beginners, middle of the road acoustic and electric guitars, and of course, my high end hand made instruments. I will also offer instrument pickup and delivery services.”

He is looking forward to you stopping in his store and answering your questions about stringed instruments.

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