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Southwest Illinois United Way sets kickoff fund-raiser

The 2014 fund-raising campaign for the Southwest Illinois Division of United Way of Greater St. Louis will officially kick off with its ’70s themed event, “Giving is Groovy,” on Wednesday, Aug. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Guests will enjoy a selection of local food, drinks, entertainment and a silent auction throughout the evening at Lewis and Clark Community College’s N.O. Nelson Campus, 600 Troy Road, Edwardsville, IL 62025. ’70s attire is optional.

Tickets are $30 per person with proceeds benefitting United Way. The Southwest Illinois Division of United Way serves Calhoun, Greene, Jersey, Macoupin and Madison counties.

More than 40 local health and human service organizations that help people in the community are supported by the Southwest Illinois Division’s annual fund-raising campaign each year.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or contact United Way at (618) 258-9800.

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