East Alton – Union members turned out in force Friday, Sept. 13 for the 6th annual Labor-United Way Trap Shoot Kickoff for United Way at the Winchester Trap and Skeet Facility in East Alton.
A total of 119 shooters participated in the annual event, raising $25,719 for the United Way of Greater St. Louis.
The annual event has raised $100,736 for the United Way since its beginning six years ago.
This year, three shooters tied for first place with 47 hits each, so consecutive hits were used to determine first, second and third place.
The winner was Steve Miller of Edwardsville, a member of Machinists Lodge 660. Second place went to Jim Alexander of Donaldson, Ill., a member of Operating Engineers 520. Third place went to Bill Lawrence of Cottage Hills, also with Lodge 660.
After the shooting was done, the participants joined for a barbeque pork steak awards luncheon at the Machinists Hall in East Alton.
The annual event is hosted by the St. Louis Labor Council, Southwestern Illinois Central Labor Council, Greater Madison County Federation of Labor, St. Louis Building and Construction Trades, and Southwestern Illinois Building and Construction Trades.
United Way funds more than 170 health and human service agencies located throughout a 16-county area in Missouri and Illinois. One in three people in our community receive services that strengthen families, help the elderly, keep children healthy and safe, and build stronger neighborhoods.
For more information, visit www.stl.unitedway.org.