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February 21, 2013

United Way celebrates 50 years in Mahaska County

OSKALOOSA — What is now known as United Way of Mahaska County is celebrating its 50th year.

What started as United Community Services, became part of United Way’s worldwide organization as United Way of Mahaska County in the 1980s, explained Brianne Fitzgerald, executive director of United Way of Mahaska County, back in August 2012.

On Wednesday afternoon, an open house was held at the United Way of Mahaska County in honor of this milestone. Several displays touching on the different aspects of what United Way of Mahaska County does could be seen by those attending the open house.

Amy Langdon, marketing and special events coordinator for the United Way of Mahaska County, said the organization and its board are working on a strategic plan for the future. A big part this will be a focus on goal setting, explained Langdon.

“It’s kind of seeing the bigger picture, seeing where the needs are, seeing where we can step up and help people,” she said. 

To learn more about United Way of Mahaska County, visit http://www.unitedwaymahaska.org.


Herald City Editor Andy Goodell can be reached at news2@oskyherald.com.

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