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United Way Holds 2013 Annual Meeting

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United Way Annual Luncheon Paris Texas February 20 2013The Lamar County United Way is bringing the community closer together! Hundreds of individuals and local businesses gathered at the PJC Ballroom on February 20, 2013 for the Annual Meeting & Campaign Celebration. United Way President Steven Gerald spoke welcomed everyone and personally thanked the many generous contributors for making this a record breaking year! With a goal of $585,000 for 2013, the United Way of Lamar County raised well over the expected number. President Stephen Gerald along with long time board member Kenny Goss vowed that if the goal was exceeded that they would shave their heads. We are proud to announce that the grand total for the campaign was $644,451! Holding to their end of the bargain, the two outstanding community pillars had everyone in stitches as they sat down and owed up to the promise. We are extremely excited that we live in a community with so many kind and open hearts. The local agencies that will benefit from the funds are…

Salvation Army
Children’s Advocacy Center of Paris
American Red Cross
Boy Scouts
Girl Scouts
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Imagination Library
Innovative Enterprises
CASA for Kids
Lamar County Literary Council
King’s Daughters
Lamar County Human Recourses Council
Habitat for Humanity

We applaud the United Way and the multitude of sponsors in their endeavor to better our community in mind, body, and spirit. The 2014 Campaign Kickoff Block Party will be held on September 14th! If you would like be a part of any of these wonderful organizations please call 903-784-6642 or visit their website at

Keep up with our event calendar for everything happening in Paris, Texas…

“Lend a hand… Be the Change…”  LIVE UNITED!




Photos by Robbie Gunn



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