This Friday April 11 is a fundraiser to benefit RiteCare and Hannibal Regional Hospital Speech Therapy.

Cheers For The Kids 2014 is a local fund raiser which supports children in need of speech and language therapy services which may not be otherwise covered by the child’s school district or insurance company. Organized by Hannibal's O C Wilson Scottish Rite Club, Hannibal Regional Hospital, and Hannibal Regional Hospital Foundation.

The funds obtained also helps to provide speech and language screenings to local daycares. This year alone they have been able to provide free screens to over 260 children. These funds have also allowed them to purchase equipment or replace items that have been heavily used over the years.

The fundraiser is being held again at Cave Hollow Winery in Hannibal, Mo located directly across from the Mark Twain Cave. Tickets are $20/person or $30/couple. With the purchase of a ticket you get 4 wine tastings, appetizers, jazz music provided by the Twain City Jazz band, and a commemorative wine glass given to the first 100 people. Wine is available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds being donated to the scholarship fund. All monies raised stay will local!

Tickets are available at the door, or for advanced ticket purchases and more information, call 573-406-5777 or 573-629-3577. Unable to attend, but want to support the cause? Contact the Hannibal Regional Hospital Foundation to offer your charitable donation at 573-629-3577.