Charity event raises money for United Way

By Cory Johnson - For the Expositor

United Way of Fulton County, a local, 501(c)3 non-profit organization that has been investing in the human care needs of our local community for more than 10 years, will soon hold their annual Cheers for Charity event on Saturday, February 25 at 7 p.m.

Hosted at the Delta American Legion, the event will feature five wine and beer tastings with each ticket, hors d’oeuvres catered by Wauseon’s AKA Designs, a lottery tree, a live and silent auction, and entertainment by Delta native and singer Lee Warren. Big ticket items for the auctions are being announced through the United Way of Fulton County with two tickets to the University of Michigan vs. University of Cincinnati football game at “The Big House” in Ann Arbor for next season.

The mission of the United Way is to improve lives in Fulton County by mobilizing the caring power of local communities. Through this, they hope to build a stronger, healthier, and more compassionate community. The nonprofit raises funds and invests them in education, health, income, essential services, and community building programs in 27 local agencies. United Way works with local volunteers, community agencies, and others to find solutions to the community’s most pressing problems.

A volunteer board of trustees, led by President Jennifer McCullough, governs United Way of Fulton County. It is made up of people who live and/or work within the county. This board is independent and makes policy and funding decisions for our United Way.

The Cheers for Charity event will offer an enjoyable evening of fellowship with all proceeds going towards United Way of Fulton County, although separate from the organization’s annual giving campaign. Tickets cost $25 per person and can be purchased by visiting or calling 419-337-9606.

By Cory Johnson

For the Expositor

Reach Cory Johnson at [email protected]

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