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Archive for Monday, September 16, 2013

25 years ago: United Way drive off to good start, thanks to smaller cities

September 16, 2013

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Sept. 16, 1988:

  • United Way of Douglas County reported today that 15 percent of this year's fundraising goal had already been met in its annual drive. While several divisions hadn't kicked off their individual campaigns, the ones that had begun on the first of September already had promising results, with $102,660 of the $696,640 goal already having been raised. Another positive sign this year, according to drive organizers, was the increased activity in smaller cities of the county. Cities such as Lecompton and Eudora, which had just been brought into the drive the previous year, had already raised 58 percent and 35 percent of their goals, respectively.
  • Recent rains had delayed the installation of the 8,000-pound limestone buffalo statue on Clinton Parkway and Lawrence Avenue. "It's real soggy out there, and you have to be careful with that native grass," explained Jim Patti, the sculpture's creator. Installation of the buffalo's legs and body had been postponed at least four days.

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