A chicken and beer dance is being held Saturday night for a long-time Wood River employee who is fighting cancer. Tim Palermo retired from the Public Works Department in 2003, and was diagnosed with Squamous Cell Carcinoma in September of 2011. He is now at home under the care of hospice.
After 36 years of service to the city, Cindy Palermo says her former husband built up many friendships.
The chicken and beer dance will start at 7pm Saturday night at the Wood River Moose Lodge. Tickets are $20 per person in advance or $25 at the door. You can get tickets at the Farm Fresh on Central Avenue, the Wood River Township Office, or the city's Public Works building.