Chuck Martin/News Representatives of the 10 top corporate contributors for the 2017 United Way Campaign are, front row, from left: Charlie Brenneman, Brenneman Lumber; and David Bilenko, Ariel Corp.;  second row, from left, are Crissy Rine, Kokosing Construction; Vicky Sant, First-Knox National Bank and Courtney DeCosky, Kenyon College; Melanie Earnest and Amy Grubb, FT Precision; Mark Ramser, Ohio Cumberland Gas; County Auditor Jonette Curry, Knox County government employees; and Judy Dickinson, Donley Ford. A representative of Jeld-Wen was not present.
Chuck Martin/News Eagles Nest Coordinator Marilyn Nagy holds the microphone for student Adrianna Hitchcock while she delivers her remarks about what she has enjoyed about the Eagles Nest Program at East Elementary School to the United Way annual meeting.

MOUNT VERNON — Thursday was a good day for the United Way of Knox County as Campaign Chair Ryan Sponsler announced that the $1 million goal had been met again this year.

“In June (2017) a $1 million goal was set by the board, and very quickly, many early bird Pacesetter campaigns were off and running,” said Sponsler. “We announced that 29 percent of our campaign goal had been achieved at the end of the first week. November, the red on the thermometer reached 53 percent and today, Feb. 22, we have reached $1 million. As you can see, great things happen when you live united.”


Chuck Martin: 740-397-5333 or and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews




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