UF campaign tees off with golf outing

By Joseph Slacian

The 2016 Wabash County United Fund campaign teed off Wednesday, Sept. 14, during the 25th annual Rotary Club Golf Outing.

Eighteen teams of golfers took to the links at the Honeywell Golf Course to help raise funds for the campaign.

“We feel really good that the rain’s holding off,” UF Executive Director Steve Johnson said. “It’s just an ideal day for a day on the Honeywell Golf Course.

“It should be awesome.”

Representatives from the 19 agencies benefiting from the United Fund campaign in 2017 were stationed at the various holes, providing goodies and information for the golfers.

Dave Smith manned the hole for ARC of Wabash County. That group presented golfers with Oreo cookies and golf tees.

Other organizations provided other trinkets for the participants.

“We have a number of board members here helping with registration” and doing other functions, Johnson said. “It was a good start and everything came together.”

The campaign seeks to raise $25,000 to help local agencies.

Those agencies benefitting from the campaign are: 85 Hope, ARC of Wabash County, Blessings in a Backpack in Wabash and Blessings in a Backpack in North Manchester, Wabash Area Ministerial Association’s Community Assistance Program, Family Service Society/Hands of Hope and the Fellowship Food Pantry.

Also, Garber Simmons Senior Center, Living Well in Wabash County, Manchester Early Learning Center, Mental Health America Wabash County, Purdue Extension Office, Roann Community Building and the Access Youth Center.

Also, the Urbana Community Building, Wabash County Cancer Society, Wabash County Tobacco Free Coalition and Wabash FAME.

Posted on 2016 Sep 20