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United Way, KVOE preparing online auction as fundraising drive continues United Way logo

The United Way of the Flint Hills is planning for a big event as it continues its annual fundraising drive.


On KVOE's Talk of Emporia recently, drive co-chair Kristy Bayer said an online auction is coming next month.

Last year's "Live Local, Give Local" auction on KVOE's Morning Show and KVOE.com generated almost $5,000 for the effort. This year's auction is Feb. 22-26.

Meanwhile, Bayer says the drive has generated almost $320,000 so far. She's pleased with that mark so far, given the financial strain on the community and the area because of coronavirus.



Plans for the community celebration are pending at this time, but there is some discussion about possibly following last year's lead and having some sort of virtual event. Regardless, Director Mickey Edwards says the United Way will keep working for the education, health and financial stability of residents across its eight-county coverage area.

For more information about the drive or the upcoming auction, call the United Way office at 342-7564 or go online to www.unitedwayoftheflinthills.org

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