The Yadkin Valley United Fund officially started the 2012 campaign Friday.
The board collected money and handed out brochures during the game, and also handed out Frisbees and cups of peanuts to promote the campaign.
At halftime the board was introduced along with a few of the agencies they will be supporting such as The Ark, D.A.R.E., the Jonesville Library and Feed the Elderly.
Last year’s goal was to raise $135,000. This year it’s $140,000 and will be raised between Friday, Aug. 31 and continuing through November 9. The United Fund collects the money to serve 28 different agencies in Yadkin, Surry and Wilkes counties.
“We had a successful campaign last year and are expecting good things this year,” said incoming United Fund president Frank Beals.
The United Fund’s first dine out night was on Thursday, Aug. 30, at Mazzinni’s and received a good response, said Executive Director Missy Loving.
“Working with the United Fund has really opened my eyes to the community I live in and how tirelessly people work to give back and take care of the people in the community,” Loving said. “I appreciate everyone taking a moment to help touch these 28 different agencies.”
Dine out dates and participating restaurants are:
• Thursday, Aug. 30: Mazzini’s
• Thursday, Sept. 6: Speedy Chef
• Thursday, Sept. 13: Twenty-One and Main
• Thursday, Sept. 20: Dewey’s Thai
• Thursday, Sept. 27: Generations
• Tuesday, Oct. 2: Harry’s Place for lunch
• Thursday, Oct. 11: Dodge City Steakhouse
• Thursday, Oct. 18: Speedy Chef
• Thursday. Oct 25: Bella Vino
To donate to the Yadkin Valley United Fund, visit www.yadkinvalleyunitedfund.org.
Reach Jessica Pickens at 835-1513 ext. 18 or email@example.com.