By Natalie Zarowny
It's hard to condense 365 days into a couple minutes.
But we'll sure try, with a look at the top 5 moments of 2013.
At number five is lost potential day.
This past September was the first ever celebration by Hav Life, committed to helping kids reach their dreams.
"We have a lot of wonderful young people in the community, and I have no doubt they will be out future leader," said Rex Hutchison of the Optimist Club.
Number four, another first, this time for East Moline.
The city got their first health facility in decades when the Community Health Center opened up this past March.
At number three is a story of tragedy, then hope.
After most of its main street burned to the ground this past July, Prophetstown has risen up.
This Christmas, trees were lit in the space where the empty storefronts once stood.
And at number two, the River Bandits are the stars.
Weeks before they won the league championship, their stadium won Best Minor League Ballpark in the Country from USA Today.
"It certainly puts the Quad Cities on the map, because there's only one community that can say it has the best minor league ballpark in America,"
said Joe Taylor, president and CEO of the Quad Cities Convention and Visitor's Bureau.
And last but not least is the Quad City's own hometown hero.
Chad Pregracke wowed us all by winning the CNM hero of the year award.
"A lot of people voted for me, but really they voted for Living Lands and Waters and clean water," said Pregracke.