United Way of Jackson Executive Director Ken Toll, Campaign Co-Chair Kathy Schmaltz and Board President Mike Shore kicked of the 2006-07 United Way campaign on today's show. The goal of $2,468,000 was announced. The campaign kick-off will be Friday, September 8 with the new "Joe to Go" event. Volunteers from United Way of Jackson County will be providing coffee and doughnuts for Jackson residents in exchange for donations of cash or canned goods. The “Joe to Go” community fundraiser will take place on Friday, September 8 from 7 to 10 am at several area locations. Proceeds will be used to support the Salvation Army’s Emergency Needs program and the Jackson County Community Warmth Initiative, a collaboration of faith based and health and human services organizations that provides utility payment assistance to residents in need. “Joe to Go” will be available at six locations; the United Way of Jackson County headquarters at 729 West Michigan Avenue, the Target parking lot on West Avenue, Airport Lanes on Wildwood (across from the airport), the Jackson County Community Foundation at One Jackson Square, Kennedy’s Kibby Cobb Market on Kibby Road, and at the Spring Arbor Fire Station in Spring Arbor. “We’d like folks to stop by and get a coffee and doughnut and at the same time help those in need in our community”, said Kathy Schmaltz, volunteer and campaign co-chair for the United Way of Jackson County. “Many of our friends and neighbors are facing some difficult times right now, and this is an easy and convenient way we all can help out.”
Bart Hawley will be serving coffee and donuts at the United Way headquarters from 8am to 9am. Come on by!
Dr. David Halsey was a guest on today's show to invite viewers to sign up for the JDRF "Walk to Cure" event September 16 at Ella Sharp Park.
This is the 8th year for the Jackson fundraiser looking to raise money for research and treatment of Juvenile Diabetes. To get more information, call Bob Craft at 787-0077 or visit www.jdrf.org.
Today's Trivia Question: This year is the 125th United States Open Tennis Championships. What tennis player has played the most and won the most U.S. Open matches?
Friday's guests include: Randy Smith, Baker College; Photographer Dale Fisher; Kay Roumell, "Oh, These Irish Hills"; Gary Jones, Waterloo State Park; Jackson Womens Golf Hall of Fame first inductee Gerry Marston Hagen; Man-about-town Ric Walton.