The 2012 United Way of the Pennyrile fundraising campaign is just underway and significant progress has already been made toward a lofty goal.
Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp and his wife Henrietta are co-chairs of this year’s effort to raise money for the 23 benefiting agencies in Christian, Todd, Trigg and Caldwell Counties.
Representatives of the seven fundraising divisions gave their “pace setter” results at the breakfast hosted by the A.W. Watts Senior Citizens Center. The commercial division is up to 115,523 dollars, the government division has raised 37,998, the industrial division 112,358 and residential division 4,205 dollars.
All totaled up, Mayor Kemp says the pace has certainly been set.
This year’s goal is 738-thousand dollars and Mayor Kemp says all of that money is needed by the agencies which provide services in the four counties.
You can hear a portion of the kickoff breakfast on our weekly public affairs program Sunday morning at 9 O’clock on Lite 98.7.