United Way Gets Off to Great Start

United Way Executive Director Anita Stewart talks to the crowd at Tuesday’s Pacesetter event. Bethany Sheets of the United WAY is in the background.

United Way of Clinton County was hoping for good numbers when they announced the results of its Pacesetter campaign at Faith Family Church in Frankfort Tuesday afternoon.

When the numbers came up, the Pacesetter campaign, which ran through August and is the first of three phases, came up tp $181,192.88, which is 39 percent of its goal, and still counting because four of the agencies involved were still counting their final numbers.

“We are definitely above our goal percentage wise in the last three years that I’ve been here,” said United Way Executive Director Anita Stewart.

The Pacesetter totals represents 39 percent of the total goal with two months left to reach their goal of $480,000.

“It (the campaign) is going very well,” said Jeni Royalty, who along with Tristan Comegys are the co-chairs. “We’re not even to the middle of September. The campaign runs to October 31 and we’re just on a great roll.”

The next phase is the general part which runs through September followed by the industrial portion in October.

“I’m just real excited not only for our Pacesetter but for agencies for what they do,” said Stewart. “We have our 17 agency partners who do great work. We can’t do what we do without our partners.”

The eight Pacesetter sponsors included Community Schools of Frankfort, Clinton Central School Corporation, Clinton Prairie School Corporation, the City of Frankfort, Clinton County Government Employees, Donaldson, the Farmers Bank, Kaspar Media and NHK.

Watch the two videos shown at the United Way kickoff event:

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