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Bettendorf Celebrates its Zip Code

Here's an odd reason to have a party - on Friday Bettendorf will celebrate Zip Code Day. That's right, the city's zip code is 52722 which sort of matches May 27, 2022 or 5, 27, 22.

City of Bettendorf

Economic Development Director Jeff Reiter says more than 100 businesses and organizations will host special events and offer refreshment throughout the city.

"We got the idea from other cities, those other cities are incredibly small. And what we've done here I would say is completely plumed into something I don't think has been seen in another city before. So it may be a new model that people adopt here for years to come in other cities."

The city has also handed out thousands of "zip code t-shirts," featuring Bettendorf's Zip Code Day logo.

Friday's party will also kickoff a week-long celebration ending next Saturday (6/4) with the annual Downtown Festival. Ten people will win a special cash prize of $527.22.

Enter to win and get more information at www.bettevents.org.

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois. While a graduate student in the Public Affairs Reporting Program at the University of Illinois at Springfield (then known as Sangamon State University), he got his first taste of public radio, covering Illinois state government for WUIS. Here in the Quad Cities, Herb worked for WHBF Radio before coming to WVIK in 1987. Herb also produces the weekly public affairs feature Midwest Week – covering the news behind the news by interviewing reporters about the stories they cover.