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.