Campaign supporters recognized

The United Way is recognizing local businesses and individuals that supported the 2010 campaign at its Spirit Awards on Thursday.

  • Jan. 18, 2011 8:00 a.m.

The United Way is recognizing local businesses and individuals that supported the 2010 campaign at its Spirit Awards on Thursday.

The campaign total will be unveiled at the breakfast ceremony held at the Penticton Ramada along with awards to organizations that made an outstanding effort.

“We set an ambitious goal for this campaign,” said volunteer campaign chair Dan Albas. “The 2009 total was $130,183 and in 2010 we set a goal of $140,000.”

 “United Way hears repeatedly how tight things are in the not-for-profit sector.  Demands are increasing at a time that funding is decreasing,” said Albas.  “But we are really proud of how the community has rallied their support behind service providers. Our United Way team can’t wait to announce our results.”

Pen High Grade 11 student Nikita Afonso will be performing three songs at the event, including a song that she wrote.

Pre-registration is required for the event and tickets are $10 payable in advance. To RSVP call Tracy St. Claire at 250-492-2842 or email tracy@unitedwaycso.com.

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