BETHALTO | Family for a Cause is hosting “Wishes with Wings,” a Make-A-Wish fundraising event from 3 until 8 p.m. (with a car show from noon until 6 p.m.) on Saturday, Aug. 29, at the St. Louis Regional Airport in Bethalto.
As a part of the Make-A-Wish fundraiser, Nashville country recording artist Chase Bryant has donated two tickets to one lucky raffle winner to see Tim McGraw, Chase Bryant and Billy Currington at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheater on Aug. 9. The winner will also receive a meet and greet with Bryant.
“This is such a fun opportunity for a country music fan,” Family for a Cause fundraising chairperson Suzette Cranmer said. “We want to get the word out quickly since the concert is a couple weeks before the Wishes with Wings event. We think it’s fantastic that Chase Bryant donated the two tickets to help raise funds for a Make-A-Wish child. Each child’s wish costs roughly $5,000. We hope to raise enough to support one, maybe even two wishes for a child to enjoy.”
Raffle tickets are $10 and are available through Aug. 1 at AdVantage News (235-A E. Center in Alton), Ted’s Motorcycle World (4103 N Humbert Rd.), or Scott Credit Union on Wesley Dr. in Wood River (correct change is requested). Winner will be notified by phone on Aug. 5. The winner may pick up their tickets at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheater on the day of the show.
The Aug. 29 event at St. Louis Regional Airport in Bethalto will provide entertainment by the Hobo Jumble Band. Food will be provided by High Flyers Grill. Adults can enjoy beverages, a dunk tank and auction items including a guitar signed by 32 country artists including Chase Byrant. Kids can enjoy inflatable bounces, carnival games, prized and a DJ. Venders are on hand with pucker powder, glitter tattoos, hair color, Teddy Zoo Stuffables and princess makeovers.
Car show entry (for a $10 fee) information is available through Kent at (618) 973-4982. Volunteer information through Suzette Cranmer at (618) 254-3866.