|Dakota Horizons Girl Scouts in Action - Summer 2011|
Two Girl Scout troops in Pierre planted a "rainbow garden," learning about different vegetables that are fun and nutritious. They harvested the veggies and made fresh salsa and pesto sauce as a final step in the project. Brownie Troop 65612 of Pierre also made cookies for residents at a local nursing home.
|New Board Members in 2012|
Six new members joined the Capital Area United Way board of directors for 2012. From left are Anita Wyly, office manager, CommTech Inc.; Laurel Sharp, consumer loan officer, American State Bank; Dr. Jill Hart, optometrist, Rausch, Eisnach & Hart; Dr. Dan Rasmussen, physician, Avera Medical Associates Clinic; Patrick Callahan, general manager, Oahe TV; and Tony Farmen, commercial loan officer, First National Bank.
|Nov. 2011 - Korner Grocery Supports the United Way Cause|
Gloria Hanson, executive director of Capital Area United Way, accepts a check for $368 from Larry Robinson, owner of Korner Grocery. Larry sponsored a United Way fundraiser in the month of October; for every American filet purchased at Korner Grocery, one dollar was donated to United Way. Thank you, Larry and Korner Grocery, for your strong community support!
|2011 - Morris Inc. Makes Strong Commitment to United Way|
Employees of Morris Inc., a family-owned business in the Pierre/Fort Pierre community, recently delivered their annual contribution to Capital Area United Way. The $5,480 received from Morris Inc. is the result of a one-time gift to United Way by employees, matched dollar for dollar by the company. Morris Inc. is owned and operated by Milt and Dawn Morris and their six adult children. Thank you for your generous support of the United Way!
|2011-12 Campaign Kickoff - Sept. 1, 2011|
Capital Area United Way's campaign kick-off started with a premiere of the 2011 campaign video. Executive Director Gloria Hanson, Campaign Chair Brad Curtis, Board Chair Dan Lusk, and Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill pose next to a new truck decorated with signs from United Way partner agencies. Theme for the 2011-12 campaign is “Neighbors Helping Neighbors.”
|Emergency Flood Relief Assistance - July 25, 2011|
Capital Area United Way delivered checks totaling $7,000 to provide additional and immediate support to two partner agencies that provide flood relief assistance in our local communities. Pierre Area Referral Service (PARS) received $6,000 and Community & Youth Involved Center (CAYI) received $1,000. From left, United Way Board President Dan Lusk presents checks to Pat Duffy of CAYI and Cathie Mercer of PARS, along with United Way Executive Director Gloria Hanson.