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United Way announces 60th anniversary events

Posted: Friday, May 27, 2016

The United Way of Huntington County has announced a number of events this summer to commemorate its 60th anniversary in the community, as well supporting and participating with the Indiana Bicentennial celebration.

The season kicks off with the Bison Project reveal at 2 p.m. in Rotary Centennial Park on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30. In January, each United Way across Indiana received its own five-foot fiberglass bison statue. Over the last weeks, local artists have painted the Huntington County bison to reflect the culture and heritage of our region, including many Miami symbols and history embedded within the artwork. The “Bison-tennial” Public Art project was created to celebrate Indiana’s 200th year of statehood.

The United Way of Huntington County is also hosting both public and private events to celebrate 60 years of partnerships and quality of life impact in the community. An invitation-only gala will be held in honor of past board presidents, campaign chairs, executive directors, current board and cabinet members and Huntington County Commissioners on Saturday, June 4 in the County Courthouse rotunda from 6 to 8 p.m.

United Way will also co-host a Huntington County Chamber of Commerce After Hours event with the Huntington County Community Foundation from 4 to 6 p.m. in their building at 356 W. Park Drive on Thursday, June 23. This event is open to the public.

Then, United Way Celebration Week is being held August 29 to September 2. Many wonderful events and opportunities to collaborate with community businesses are currently in the works for a great work.

“The lifeline for the United Way of Huntington County rests with the volunteers within our community. Each year, citizens come together to not only raise funds to help great things happen within our partner agencies, but also work to then see those dollars are spent in the most meaningful way possible,” Interim Executive Director Adam Drummond said. “United Way’s passion is built upon enhancing the quality of life for all in Huntington County. Our community will continue to see the visibility of that hard work as we work together in creating a place where people want to reside, work and enjoy.”

Those interested in following the events of United Way of Huntington County’s 60th year can stay updated by liking the organization’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/unitedwayhc.