District Council 58 – Make-A-Wish

Members of DC 58 and their familes at the 16th Annual Southern Illinois Chicken and Beer Dance.

On March 3, 2018, District Council 58 sponsored and participated in the 16th Annual Southern Illinois Chicken and Beer Dance benefitting Make-A-Wish Illinois. DC 58 has participated in this event for over a decade. This year, Local Union 2341 (St. Louis) member Tom Angelo helped organize and promote the event. Aside from dancing, attendees could also participate in auctions, raffles, and 50/50 drawings. Thanks to the generosity of event participants, DC 58 raised $6,000 for Make-A-Wish.

The money raised will send 17-year-old Gwyneth Eve on a Caribbean cruise. In 2008, she was diagnosed with a critical nervous system disorder. The staff of DC 58 hopes this rare opportunity for adventure with her family will help lift her spirits.

Thanks to the funds that members of DC 58 helped raise, Gwyneth Eve’s wish of going on a is very excited to go on a cruise with her family has been granted.