United Way honors workers at celebration

DIXON – United Way of Lee County honored volunteers, businesses, and nonprofit agencies Feb. 28 at the Post House Ballroom.

This year’s campaign topped the goal with $408,203.

Awards went to Tom Wadsworth, outstanding board member; Cathy Jecklin, volunteer of the year; Do It Best Corp., corporate spirit award; Lee County Council on Aging, agency spirit; Raynor Garage Doors, goal buster; Midland States Bank, above and beyond; and KSB Hospital, community impact.

Employee excellence awards recognize businesses for leadership donors and outstanding giving per employee. Recipients included Community State Bank, ComEd/Exelon, Dixon Area Chamber of Commerce, Do-It Best Corp., Donaldson Co., KSB Hospital. Midland States Bank, Raynor Garage Doors, and Sterling Federal Bank.

In the 11 to 50 employees category, Wipfli delivered with four bronze, two leadership and two gold donors; 100 percent participation; and a 12 percent increase in giving.

Establishments that supported Dine Out and Guest Bartender events received certificates of appreciation. They include McDonalds, First Street Pub, La Fiesta, The Last Alarm, The Stables, Tipsy’s, Johnson Oil/Shell, and Third Street Citgo.

Pacesetters, companies who campaigned early, also were honored. They include Anchor Coupling, Donaldson Co., Ken Nelson Auto Group, and Raynor Garage Doors.

Jenny Chapman won the 50/50 raffle.