PNC Bank supports the 2016 Torchlight Campaign with a very generous donation - $12,000.  United Fund Executive Director Jim Goodling and 2016 Campaign Co-Chair George Lilja accepted the donation from Frank Aiello, PNC VP Wealth Management, Jamie Frederick, PNC, Asst. VP Wealth Management, and Toby Miller, PNC Branch Manager.

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AuthorAndrew King

Just like in 1911, a potato is your ticket to a fun-filled family evening at the Library Theatre in downtown Warren.  Admission is one potato - all potatoes will be donated to the Salvation Army. 5pm - 5:45 Music and free food.  5:45 - 6pm Potato peeling contest.  6:15 - 7pm Cartoon and silent movie in the theatre.  Come and support this wonderful Warren County event and campaign kick-off!

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AuthorAndrew King

The United Fund of Warren County needs YOUR help.  Thanks to the hundreds of people and businesses that have already donated to the campaign, 95% of the fundraising goal has been reached.  Your support is crucial to reaching 100%.  Please donate today.  

Mail a check.  You can mail a check to: United Fund of Warren County, 308 Market Street, Warren, PA 16365.

Visit our office.  308 Market Street in Warren.  Please call ahead to let us know - (814) 726-0292.

Donate online.  Visit www.unitedfundofwarrencounty.org/donate to make a secure online donation.

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AuthorLacey Hanson

The 2015 United Fund campaign has reached over 70% of its goal of $660,000.  Jim Goodling, Director of the United Fund, announced that the current total stands at $507,405, or 77% of the total.  “In round numbers,” he said, “we are at about the same point as last year at this time.”  “This is good news,” Goodling said, “but it also means that the most difficult part of the campaign is still ahead.”  Click to read more

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AuthorLacey Hanson

Students at the Career Center have created thermometer signs for use in Youngsville, Tidioute, Sheffield and Sugar Grove to help bring the campaign to all parts of the County.  Pictured, from left to right, beginning with the back row, are Austin Isenberg, Mason Mohney and Hunter Egger; center row, Nicole Candill, Spencer Head, Jordan Keyes and instructors Greg Waterman and Dan Passmore; and, kneeling, Jared Toter, Matt Huling, Ethan Masiker and Kyle Maine.

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AuthorLacey Hanson

This Friday, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., 15% of your total bill at Bob Evans will be contributed to the United Fund if you show this certificate.  You can show it in print, on your phone or even (I believe) just mention that you are dining out for the United Fund when you check out.  Thanks for your support!  *Visit our website homepage for a certificate you can print*

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AuthorLacey Hanson

The United Fund will kick off its 2015 campaign at the Library Theater on Friday, October 9th, beginning at 5:00 p.m.  The evening will include a classic Charlie Chaplin short feature and a potato peeling contest, which is new.

The event begins at 5:00 p.m. with music for children and adults, along with free food and drinks.  At 5:30, the potato peeling contest gets underway.  Awards will be given for the fastest peeler, the most efficient peeler and the peeler with the longest peeling.

Participants in the contest include Brian Ferry, who is widely known for taking on quirky challenges.  Dean Wells, of Wells Hog Wild Bar-B-Q, may have an advantage because of his pit master knife knowledge, but he will be competing against Phyllis Wright, the beloved Extension Home Economist, and Josie Gerarde, a retired home economics teacher, who both boast renowned kitchen skills.  Mike Holtz, the DPW Superintendent for the City of Warren, admits that he has never peeled a potato in his life.  Annamarie Miller keeps her fingers limber with stem snipping at Virg-Ann Florists, and Gale Lindell is known for the Hatch Patch but also plays a mean trumpet, which requires great dexterity.  In short, it is a wide-open field and all are invited to come cheer on these nimble-fingered contestants. 

At 6:00 p.m.,  everyone will be invited into the Theater to hear a short presentation about the United Fund and then be treated to a classic cartoon, followed by Chaplin’s “The Kid.” 

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AuthorLacey Hanson

The 2015 United Fund campaign will officially kick off with an evening of fun and entertainment on October 9, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Library Theater.  The event is open to all and will include music, food and a silent movie screening.  The cost of admission is again just one potato per person.  Yes, that’s still “one potato.”  

From 5:00 - 6:00 p.m., the event will offer music.  Outside, the Bubble Gum Machine will entertain youngsters with high energy songs and activities.  In the Theater’s lobby, John Bowler will play his guitar for the enjoyment of his listeners.  At the same time, free food and drink will be available for all.

Then, at 5:30, a new event will take place.  A potato peeling contest with many Warren County “celebrities” will be held.  

At 6:00, all will be invited into the Theater for a screening of a silent short movie.  Before the movie, there will be a short presentation about the United Fund.

Help celebrate the successes of 90 previous campaigns and the launching of this year’s campaign.  Just don’t forget your potato!

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AuthorLacey Hanson