FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:
Michele Hall
Boone County Commission Administrative Assistant
Phone: (573) 886-4312
Email: mhall@boonecountymo.org

PUBLIC INVITED TO ATTEND UNITED WAY
PIE AUCTION BY BOONE COUNTY GOVERNMENT

September 30, 2013—Boone County Government employees are striving to reach a $16,000 goal this year in the annual United Way Fundraising Campaign. All members of the community are invited to get involved and “Live United” at the Annual United Way Pie Contest & Auction and Annual Raffle on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 12:00PM at the Boone County Courthouse Plaza Stage. The event will begin with the announcement of the Pie Contest winners. The bidding for pies will then commence, led by professional auctioneer Pete Kemper from Jacobs and Kemper Auction and Realty Services. The event’s grand finale will be the raffle drawing for a 32” LED HDTV donated by Tiger John Cleek, local Aaron's franchise owner.

“Each year, I’m amazed at the generosity of Boone County employees and our entire community. The United Way has a measurable impact on thousands of people in Boone County. By working together to support the United Way mission during our annual campaign, we are partnering with them to help the most vulnerable among us,” said Presiding Commissioner and Campaign Chair Dan Atwill.

The annual event has become a County favorite, with County employees baking and donating pies to be judged and auctioned. The Pie Contest judges will begin dutifully tasting the delicious pies at 11:00AM and the first, second and third prize winners will be announced at 12:00PM. Winners will receive prizes generously donated from local businesses: first place winner will receive a $100 gift card to Shiloh Bar & Grill; second place winner will receive a $75 gift card to Room 38 Restaurant & Lounge; and third place will receive a $50 gift card to The Heidelberg. Judging will be done by Billy Burnett from Lawn & Leisure, Mike Teel from Mid-City Lumber and TAG Events, and Local Businessman Bruce Wilson. After the winners have been announced, the bidding will begin. Community members are encouraged to attend and bid on pies created by and donated by Boone County Government employees. Bid winners can pay with cash or a check made out to Heart of Missouri United Way.

Once the last pie has been purchased, the winner of the raffle for a 32” LED HDTV will be announced. Raffle tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20 and may be paid for with cash or check made out to Heart of Missouri United Way. They may be purchased until 12:00PM on October 8 in County Treasurer Galloway’s office, Room 205 of the Roger B. Wilson Government Center. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the Pie Auction until the time arrives for the raffle.
All proceeds from both the auction and the raffle will go to Heart of Missouri United Way. 

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