The Hannibal Jaycees recently presented checks to Down Country and Landon's Helping Paws.

The 13th Annual Wing Ding, presented by the Hannibal Jaycees and Miller Lite, was recently held in Hannibal. The Jaycees raised $6200 for Down Country.   Pictured is Jamie McCoy (Hannibal Jaycees co-chair of the event) and Mark Adams (Mark Twain Distributing) presenting the check for $6,200 to Kate Dougherty of Down Country.

Down Country is a local organization that provides training and promoting positive awareness for individuals of all disabilities and abilities. Their mission is to promote awareness in the  tri-state area and facilitate the education of those who work with differently abled and exceptionally gifted people.  For more information, visit

Hannibal Jaycees

The Hannibal Jaycees also held their 1st Annual 5K Rooster Run in January to kick off the Wing Ding!  That run raised $1,005 for Landon’s Helping Paws in Lincoln and Pike Counties. Pictured is Ashley Veach (Hannibal Jaycees Wing Ding Co-Chairman) and Adrienne Abright (Hannibal Jaycees President) presenting Christy Bauer with a check for Landon’s Helping Paws for $1,005 from the Rooster Run.

Landon’s Helping Paws mission is to pair special abled kids with service dogs in the Lincoln and Pike Counties. For more info about Landon’s Helping Paws, visit