East Alton, IL – Some $30,000 was raised at the 11th annual Labor/United Way Trap Shoot & BBQ April 26 at the Winchester Trap & Skeet Facility.
After demonstrating their shooting skills, participants decamped to the Machinists Hall in East Alton for a barbecue lunch.
The trap shoot and barbecue lunch – held after all the shooting’s done at the Machinists Hall in East Alton – are the major fundraising event for the annual Labor/United Way Campaign, supported by the Greater Madison County Federation of Labor, Greater St. Louis Labor Council, Southwestern Illinois Central Labor Council, St. Louis Building & Construction Trades Council and the Southwestern Illinois Building & Construction Trades Council.
The United Way of Greater St. Louis helps fund agencies that help people in a 16-county region of eastern Missouri and southern Illinois. United Way Vice President of Labor Engagement Roz Sherman Voellinger said organizers are still balancing event expenses against the funds raised “but I think we’ll set a record and may reach $30,000!”
The funds raised at the annual event help the United Way fund programs in the bi-state region.