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Lee United Way at 60 percent

Final report session slated for Friday

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT

DIXON – With one report session remaining, the United Way of Lee County reported Tuesday that its annual campaign has collected $243,600 in pledges, or 60 percent of its goal.

The 2014 goal is $406,000.

“A lot of agencies are depending on us,” Executive Director Sue Hohlen said in a news release. “We want all our donors to know how important they are to the success of these agencies. So if you haven’t had the chance, get your donation in!”

The final report session is slated for Friday. A campaign-ending event, The Second Annual Smarty Pants Trivia Contest, will begin at 6 p.m. that day at the Post House Ballroom. The sponsor will be the Lee County Bar Association.

United Way officials said they still had several corporate campaigns that will move the campaign closer to its goal.

Campaign results from Wipfli and LRB Distributors highlighted this week’s report. Wipfli employees had 100 percent participation, pledging nearly $6,300, which was 12 percent higher from last year. Pledges from from LRB Distributors totaled more than $5,000, up 15 percent from the 2012 campaign.

Several businesses will offer special promotions in November and December to benefit United Way, Hohlen reported.

On Saturday, First Street Pub will have guest bartenders from 7 p.m. to midnight, with a DJ starting at 9 p.m. Guest bartenders will include representatives from some agencies. All tips will be donated to United Way.

McDonald’s in Dixon will donate 10 percent of all sales on Monday to United Way.

On Nov. 22, Tipsy’s will host guest bartenders from 6 to 8 p.m. with Sam Ramirez and Anna Sacco-Miller. All tips will be donated to United Way.

United Way of Lee County, which represents 27 area agencies, uses 99 percent of each donation in Lee County. Contributions can be mailed to United Way of Lee County, P.O. Box 382, Dixon.

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