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United Way Union County Arkansas

Community Campaign Kick Off

You would certainly expect to see kids running around the ball fields at the Boys & Girls Club, but wiener dogs? The Fifth Annual Dachshund Dash is just part of the United Way of Union County's Community Campaign Kick Off from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, September 20, 2014, at the Boys & Girls Club.

The kick off is an element of the United Way's campaign, which annually raises thousands of dollars through individual gifts and workplace campaigns to support programs and services provided by 14 local non-profit agencies.

This year's event is centered around the United Way campaign theme, "Lights, Camera, Action," and each agency's booth will feature games and prizes.

"A community wide kick off is a great way to raise awareness, and much-needed additional funding, for our local non-profits," said Alexis Alexander, executive director of United Way of Union County. "In today's economic climate, these services provided by our partner agencies have become even more important to our friends and neighbors."

For $1 admission, the community can enjoy face painting, crafts, a bounce house, various carnival games, and a dunking booth. Concessions will also be available for sale.

"All activities are sponsored by United Way's partner agencies," said Alexander, "which will also be on hand to distribute information and discuss the services they provide."

The kick off will also feature the fifth annual Dachshund Dash, El Dorado's premier wiener dog race. Entry fee for the race is $10 per dog and proof of current vaccinations must be provided with registration. The deadline to enter is Thursday, September 18. Entry forms are available from the United Way office.

For more information on the kick off or to register for the Dachshund Dash, contact the United Way at 870-862-4903.

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