Second Annual Dick Kellett $5 for the Fight Comedy Night set for March 25

Labor Tribune Publisher Emeritus Ed Finkelstein to be honored for his work with the Fight Fund

Make plans to laugh the night away at the St. Louis Labor Council’s Second Annual Dick Kellett $5 for the Fight Comedy Night, scheduled for Saturday, March 25.

The event is named in honor of Kellett, a former business agent and 66-year member of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 562 and a founder and longtime president of the North County Labor Club. Brother Kellett, known for being a fierce fighter for working families, passed away in 2020.

“Last year’s comedy night brought in $5,000 for the fund and seats were limited because of a rise in the number of Covid-19 cases,” said Morton Todd, chairman of the event. “We’re hoping to double that number this year.”

The St. Louis Labor Council will also honor Labor Tribune Publisher Emeritus Ed Finkelstein for his work in advocating for the $5 for the Fight Fund, which provides assistance to union members in need. Finkelstein has voluntarily promoted the Fund through the newspaper and its website since the fund’s inception in 1996.

The evening, which begins at 7 p.m. at the CWA Local 6300 union hall at 2258 Grissom Drive in Maryland Heights, will feature several comedians, including Johnny Kavanaugh, a St. Louis native, and a 50-50 drawing. The event is BYOB and beer and set-ups will be provided. Attendees may bring their own food and snacks.

Tickets are $25 a person or $300 for a table of eight. All proceeds will benefit the $5 for the Fight Fund.

For tickets, make checks payable to the Greater St. Louis Labor Council and mail to Larry Laughlin, president of the Insulators Local 1 Retirees Club, at 1729 Forest Trace Drive, O’Fallon, Mo. 63368.

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