United Way of Grayson County holds awards celebration

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SHERMAN, TX -- Several area businesses and individuals were awarded Thursday night for helping the United Way of Grayson County help those in need in our community.

The annual awards celebration kicked off at 6 o'clock at the Sherman Municipal Ballroom. Some of the companies and entities recognized include Texas Instruments, Fisher-Emerson ,Tyson Foods and Denison ISD. United Way Board President Janie Bates say during this year's campaign businesses like those helped raise $1,365,000 dollars. Money that keeps united way's 19 agencies and 33 programs alive.

"Every single dollar matters and every single dollar is appreciated. Not only by the United Way board, but by those agencies who receive those dollars," Bates said.

The event's guest speaker was CEO of FASTSIGNS Catherine Monson who was recently featured on the CBS television show "Undercover Boss".