United Way hits $1.2-million mark

The amount of money raised by the United Way of Central Alberta is now over $1.2 million.

The amount of money raised by the United Way of Central Alberta is now over $1.2 million.

As of Tuesday, 60 per cent of the 2012 campaign goal of $1.99 million was raised, bringing the total amount raised to $1,205,411 for the annual Community Campaign.

Some tickets are still available for the second annual St. Andrew’s Day Celebration on Dec. 3. The event at Cork’d Taphouse and Grill, located at 100 2325 50th Ave. in Red Deer, from 4 to 7 p.m., features a silent auction of 20 kinds of Scotch, food and a live auction. A driver take-home program is available through Red Deer Search and Rescue.

Tickets are $60 and only available online at www.caunitedway.ca or by calling the United Way office at 403-343-3900.

Money raised during this campaign goes directly back into the community and provides funding to more than 30 Central Alberta programs and services.

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