The Jefferson County Labor Club has canceled its Oct. 16 Comedy Night fundraiser because of the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant. It’s the second year in a row the fundraiser has been canceled because of the pandemic.
The yearly event benefits the Jefferson County Main Event Committee, which raises funds for local charitable foundations. Organizers are instead focusing on holding the event in 2022.
The Main Event Committee has raised $40,000 since 2007 and has provided assistance to the Arnold Food Pantry, BackStoppers, Boy Scouts of America, Jefferson County Rescue Mission, Kade’s Playground, MS Society, Peace Pantry, Ride On St. Louis and St. John’s Food Pantry.
Those interested in making a donation to the committee can make checks payable to the “Main Event” and mail them to Wayne Stanley, 4 Main St., Festus, MO 63028 or call Committee Chairman Tom Leonard, a Sheet Metal Workers Local 36 retiree, at 314-520-3159.