United Way of Greater Union County Kicked Off 2011-2012 Campaign at MusicFest

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CLARK – United Way of Greater Union County (UWGUC) kicked off its 2011-2012 annual campaign during New Jersey Family Day at the 14th Annual Union County Fair featuring MusicFest on Sunday, Sept. 18. Over 50 volunteers came out to support United Way as UWGUC CEO and President James W. Horne, Jr. announced the organizations campaign goal of $4.7 million from the main stage to the thousands of music fans in attendance.

In addition to announcing the year’s campaign goal, United Way raised money throughout the festival for their Special Response Fund created to help vulnerable families in Union County needing emergency assistance such as food, clothing and shelter. UWGUC also partnered with the County Department of Human Services and their “Care for Your Neighbors” initiative to collect personal hygiene items to help restock the shelves of all Union County shelters.

“Our partnership with the Union County Fair featuring MusicFest was a great success,” said Horne. “United Way appreciates the efforts of our board members, the Union County Freeholders Board, the County Department of Human Services, AGL-Elizabethtown Gas, our partner agencies and all others who supported our efforts this weekend to help Union County residents in need and LIVE UNITED.”

The Union County Fair featuring MusicFest brought together thousands of people from across the state for free non-stop musical entertainment and fun for the entire family at Oak Ridge Park in Clark. This year’s MusicFest included three stages that hosted an exciting line-up of popular national and local musical acts, including artists such as Blondie, Collective Soul, Neon Trees and The Smithereens.

For more information about United Way, visit www.uwguc.org.


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