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United Way fall event to be held Friday

By Staff reports

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The United Way of Central West Virginia will have its 2013 State Campaign Fall Event, "United Way Fundraising Day," from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 27 at the state Capitol Complex.

Food, music, art, entertainment and games will be featured around Capitol Circle. Festivities include a pumpkin-carving contest and a judged pie competition, while the Capitol courtyard fountain will become a duck pond with prizes.

HealthSource of Charleston will offer free massage chair sessions. The Capital High School Dance Company will perform, and the West Virginia State Police K-9 Unit will hold a demonstration. Visitors can enjoy pizza, hot dogs, baked goods and a cakewalk. There will also be a book sale and an auction of artwork by area high school and middle school students. Prize raffles and a 50-50 drawing will be held. All proceeds benefit the United Way and local communities.

Donations will also be accepted for Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's Backpack Program, which provides school children with nutritious and easy-to-prepare food that they can bring home. Recommended items can be found via

Agencies that want to participate in the event can call 304-558-2930 by Wednesday. For information about the United Way Fundraising Day, contact the United Way of Central West Virginia at


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