2010.12.22 Tom Spiess: United Way report

Written by David Green.

This past fall, the United Way of Fulton County initiated a fund-raising goal of $305,000 to meet a portion of the needs of the nearly 30 agencies that it supports and the internal programs that it sponsors. 

It was an aggressive goal established by community needs, not committee wants.

Despite the lingering pressures of a weak economy, citizens have responded to the call.

With less than two weeks left in the 2010 Fulton County United Way Campaign, we are within $10,000 of our goal.

First of all, we thank all of those who have contributed for their generosity during a year filled with challenges that ranged from tornado relief to food pantry support. 

Secondly, we would ask those who have not yet made a financial commitment to consider a gift to the 2010 United Way Campaign.

Rest assured, your gift, regardless of size, will be appreciated and put to good use.

Best Wishes for a Merry Christmas and happy holiday season.

– Tom Spiess

Chairman, Fulton County United Way

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    THE DERBY—Tyler “Smallpox” Flakne of Minnesota’s Home Run League All-Stars goes for the fence Friday night during the National Wiffle League Association’s home run derby in Morenci. This year the wiffleball national tournament moved from Dublin, Ohio, to Morenci’s Wakefield Park. During the derby, competitors had two minutes to hit as many home runs as possible. The winner this year finished with 21. See page 6 and 7 for additional photos.
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    OUT OF THIS WORLD—Elizabeth McFadden and Elise Christle pose in front of the green screen as VolunTeen Noah Gilson makes them appear as though they are standing on the Moon. More photos from the Stair District Library’s NASA @ My Library program are on page 12.
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    Lannis Smith of the Leslie Science and Nature Center in Ann Arbor shows off a python last week at Stair District Library's Summer Reading Program.
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    FIREWORKS erupt Saturday night over Morenci’s Wakefield Park during the waning hours of the Town and Country Festival. Additional festival photos are inside.
  • Pipeline Spread
    LINED UP—Lengths of pipe were put in place last week along the route of the Rover natural gas pipeline that will stretch from Defiance, Ohio, to Ontario, Canada. Topsoil was removed before the pipes were laid out. The 42-inch diameter pipeline is scheduled for completion in November.
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    PROGRESS continues on the agriculture classroom addition at Fayette High School. The project will add 2,900 square feet of space and include an overhead door that would allow equipment to be driven inside. The building should be ready for the start of school in August. Work on ball fields and a running track is also underway.
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    ROCKHOUNDS—From the left, Joseph McCullough, Sean Pagett and Jonathan McCullough peer through hand lenses to study rocks. The project is part of Morenci Elementary School’s summer camp that continues into August.

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