The Vicksburg United Way campaign got a big bump up with contributions from Vicksburg Community Schools’ employee contributions, according to campaign chairperson Laura Howard.
The total raised for 2015 stands at $35,116.90 as of the December reporting period she said. The individual campaign is $760 higher than in 2014 and the business campaign is $4,518 higher, due to the school employees’ greater participation.
Last year the committee raised $31,715, so it’s already way ahead with an anticipated goal of $40,000. The contest to beat what is being raised in Gull Lake, came to an end on January 1, and it is hoped that Vicksburg’s increase in donations will bring home the $1,000 award. The schools will benefit; the prize money is to be directed toward the STEAM program at Indian Lake being crafted by art teacher Jake Biernacki for grades K-5.