Special to the E-T

The Erath County United Way has announced that First Financial Bank will host the 2011 United Way fundraising campaign kickoff event on Wednesday from 8:30–10 a.m.  

Through community donations, United Way supports 15 health and human service agencies providing much needed services to over 15,000 people across Erath County. Every contribution makes a real difference and no gift is too small. Additionally, all donations stay right here in the local community to support the needs of area families, children, youth and seniors

The kickoff event will include the announcement of the campaign goal, recognizing corporate pacesetters who have contributed early to the campaign and a pancake breakfast served by First Financial employees.  Suggested donation for the pancake breakfast is $3 per person.

Other upcoming United Way events include “Dine-Out United” on Sept. 21. Area restaurants will donate 10 percent of dinner proceeds from that evening to the Erath County United Way. On Sept. 25, United Way will sponsor a pancake and sausage breakfast at the Morgan Mill Community Center.  Entertainment will be provided by cheerleaders and the drill team from Morgan Mill School.