MT. VERNON -- — A special benefit will be held for local resident Bev Heck from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Rolland W. Lewis Community Building at Veterans Park.
Bev is currently fighting uterine and ovarian cancer and is making regular trips to St. Louis for chemotherapy treatments. Proceeds from the benefit will help with medical and travel expenses. Bev and Rick Heck operate Rick's Towing in Mt. Vernon.
Featured at the benefit will be an $8 dinner consisting of pulled pork, baked beans, slaw, dessert, and a drink. There will also be raffle drawings and a silent auction.