United Way of Vermillion to kick off 2013 campaign

United Way of Vermillion is gearing up for the 2013 fundraising campaign with a kickoff celebration on Aug. 23.

 In conjunction with the Thursdays on the Platz summer concert series, the Kickoff will run from 6-8 p.m. at the Ratingen Platz on the corner of Main and Market Streets and feature music by Olde Funk Riot. Tickets for the hog roast meal are $5 and can be purchased at the event or from a United Way of Vermillion Board member. United Way will also be raffling off a rock climbing party at the USD Wellness Center.

United Way of Vermillion has awarded funding to 18 local programs for 2013 and plans to raise $115,000 during this fall's campaign.

"This is going to be a great campaign," said Board of Directors President Dan Kenton. "We hope the community turns out to enjoy some great food and music, and learn a little more about United Way and the work we do in Vermillion."

United Way of Vermillion improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of the community through focus on education, income and health.

For more information about United Way or to make a donation, visit http://www.unitedwayofvermillion.org.

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