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United We Grill

7th Annual United Way BBQ Organized and Hosted by Laclede Gas

June 02, 2010

Who: The entire community is invited. Local CEOs and others will help serve the food.

What: 7th Annual United We Grill BBQ organized and hosted by employees of Laclede Gas. All proceeds benefit United Way of Greater St. Louis. Open to the community. A live band, celebrity servers and a corporate washers tournament featuring employees from many downtown companies. The $6 lunch includes a choice of hamburger, bratwurst or chicken with chips and a drink.

When: Friday, June 4, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Where: Kiener Plaza, downtown St. Louis (located at Broadway, between Chestnut and Market Streets, 63101)

Why: “We are very pleased to once again host our United Way barbecue. It has become a downtown tradition of which we are very proud,” said Douglas H. Yaeger, chairman, president and CEO of The Laclede Group and current United Way chair. “The United Way is a valuable asset to our community, and it is great that Laclede and its employees can gather together with employees from other downtown businesses to celebrate the United Way.”

“United Way and this community are fortunate to have such a strong corporate citizen as Laclede supporting United Way’s effort to help people,” said Gary Dollar, CEO and president, United Way of Greater St. Louis. “The support they’ve shown United Way and the nearly 200 agencies we fund throughout the years has been remarkable. The employees at Laclede really go all out with a washers tournament and great live music, not to mention the tasty barbeque.”

Photo-Ops: Douglas H. Yaeger, Gary Dollar, Ald. Phyllis Young, Human Services Dir. Bill Siedhoff and others serve food to help support United Way of Greater St. Louis. Other photos-ops: people enjoying themselves outside with live music and a corporate washers tournament where representatives of downtown businesses, including Laclede, Thompson-Coburn, Downtown St. Louis Partnership, UMB and Deloitte will compete for the traveling trophy.

About Laclede Gas
Laclede Gas Company has provided safe and reliable service to the residents of the St. Louis metropolitan area for more than 150 years. It is the largest natural gas distribution company in Missouri, serving customers in St. Louis and surrounding counties in Eastern Missouri. Laclede Gas offers several conservation and energy efficiency programs to encourage its customers to use natural gas wisely. Visit to review the portfolio of rebates and savings programs offered to residential, commercial, and industrial customers.

About the United Way
The United Way funds nearly 200 health and human service agencies located throughout a 16-county area in Missouri and Illinois. More than one million people in our community receive services that strengthen families, help the elderly, keep children healthy and safe, and build stronger neighborhoods. For more information, contact 314-421-0700 or visit


Robert Arrol
Manager, Corporate Communications

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