United Way Celebrates Success

2-15-07 Grayson County's most devoted and generous agencies were recognized at a special awards ceremony Thursday. Friends, food, and a room full of proud contributors were all present as the United Way celebrated this year's huge campaign success. The agency's chair Chuck Kraemer honored around 100 organizations and businesses for their contribution to the community.

Kraemer reported this year's United Way campaign brought in around $180,000 more than last year. David Cortinas, another United Way chair, emphasized their motto everyone matters. He added the increased donation this year also proves every dollars matters too. Cortinas credited their success to Janie Bates’ excellent leadership and guidance. United Way officials say they hope the success continues to grow and wants to remind the community that with their help, it can.