This year, four sisters are serving as co-chairs for the dance — from left, Lisa Deall, Susie Schmidt, Kathy Abner and Leanne Ridolfi.
EAST ALTON – The William M. BeDell Achievement and Resource Center’s 34th annual benefit dance will be held at Julia’s Banquet Center beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8.
Executive Director Gary Osborne said the annual dance helps provide funds used to purchase equipment and items needed to provide better services for the individuals the organization serves. Items previously obtained include vans, computers, software and equipment with assistive technology tailored for people with disabilities.
Proceeds from the dance will assist all programs, serving about 500 individuals throughout Madison County with a staff of 130 members and volunteers.
“This dance is a great way for everyone to have a great time for a great cause — helping to improve lives of those with a developmental disability,” Osborne said. “Again this year, we have the very popular Mondinband playing at the dance.”
“We want to continue to support the Developmental Training program, the School program, and the Client/Family Support Unit to better serve children and adults of Madison County,” dance chairperson Shirley Wiedman said.
This year, four sisters are serving as co-chairs for the dance — Susie Schmidt, Kathy Abner, Leanne Ridolfi, and Lisa Deall.
The ARC is a nonprofit agency with sites in Wood River and Alton, dedicated to serving children and adults with developmental disabilities since 1957. Programs operated by the center include Early Intervention school program, Adult Developmental Training, and residential, recreation, and client/family support units.
Tickets are $15 per person. For information, call (618) 466-1070 or (618) 251-2175.