Representatives from Downtown Whitewater Inc. and PremierBank presented a $650 donation to the United Way of Walworth County. Pictured left to right, Lisa Dawsey Smith, Board President of Downtown Whitewater, Inc., Ray Bucholtz, Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer, PremierBank, Meghan Hartwick, Executive Director United Way of Jefferson and North Walworth Counties, and Kristen Burton, United Way Board Member.
Due to inclement weather, this year’s Half-a-ween event, scheduled on Saturday, April 27th, was cancelled but still resulted in a donation to the United Way.
Half-a-ween is a 0.5K fun “run” born out of the committed partnership of Downtown Whitewater, Inc and PremierBank to support the United Way of Walworth County. The event was to feature coffee, donuts, beer, and costumes and intended to be a nod to the local lore of Whitewater in a Christmas-in-July sort of way.
“The United Way supports projects and people in our community and our organization will continue to find collaborative endeavors that allow us to support the United Way because what matters first in any community are the people that make up the community,” says Lisa Dawsey Smith, the Board President of Downtown Whitewater, Inc. Half-a-ween will return in 2020 to further support the United Way of Walworth County.
About the organizations:
The mission of United Way of Jefferson and North Walworth Counties (UNJNWC) is to unite communities, increase and focus resources and inspire people to measurably improve citizens’ lives in our area. UWJNWC focuses on three building blocks of EDUCATION, INCOME & HEALTH in order to create long-lasting changes by advancing the common good. Everyone strives for the opportunity to have a good life; everyone deserves a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health.
Downtown Whitewater, Inc. is a volunteer-driven organization spearheading community efforts to re-energize and enhance our historic downtown. We are community advocates and volunteers who share a passion for Whitewater. We bring people from all walks of life together to celebrate Whitewater’s history and traditions, to care for our downtown neighborhood, and to inspire confidence and investments that are flowing toward an economically vibrant, engaging and exciting place in the heart of Whitewater – a place we love, a place we’re proud to call home, and a place where future generations can grow and take pride in calling their own.