MATTOON -- Sid and Joy Eggers spoke to the Exchange Club of Mattoon about setting up the first Coles County Truck Convoy to benefit the Make a Wish Foundation.
The Convoy will to be held June 29 at the Coles County Fairground. The funds raised will be used to benefit children in the local area.
Joy and Sid had both worked with The Make a Wish Foundation in Pennsylvania where truck convoys were used to raise funds for the Foundation. After moving to Mattoon and they wanted to set one up here as well.
They brought Reuben and Chelsey Hacker to the Exchange Club to tell what the Foundation program meant to six-year-old Reuben. Last October Reuben and his family got to go to Disney World's, ”Give a Kid a Wish World.”