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County Fund Drive begins

Monday, October 6, 2008

Pictured above are the representatives of the 11 organizations involved in the Cherokee County Fund Drive who met at the Cherokee Community Center last Wednesday. Photo contributed
The Cherokee County Fund Drive is under way. Representatives of 11 non-profit, tax-exempt organizations that participate in the annual fund drive have begun working on the event.

They met last Wednesday at the Cherokee Community Center to prepare brochures for the fund drive. According to the fund drive chairman, Chuck Stubbe, "Many of these organization couldn't continue to operate without this fund drive."

In previous years each organization received about $1,500. The organizations are:

American Heart Association

American Red Cross

Boy Scouts

Council on Aging

Salvation Army

Elderly Peer

Girl Scouts

Mid-Sioux Opportunity Inc.

Centers Against Abuse and Sexual Assault

Bright Beginnings Day Care

Associated Charities

In conjunction with the drive, Hot Dog Days will be held in communities throughout Cherokee County, beginning at 4 p.m. at the following dates and locations:

Quimby-Monday, Oct. 6

Washta-Tuesday, Oct. 7

Marcus-Wednesday, Oct. 8

Cleghorn-Thursday, Oct 9

Larrabee-Friday, Oct 10

Meriden-Monday, Oct. 13

Aurelia-Wednesday, Oct. 15

No door-to-door stops will be made this year, according to Stubbe.

Contributions may be dropped off at any Cherokee County Bank of Financial institution. Also, contributions may be sent to Cherokee County Fund, P.O. Box 21, Cherokee IA 51012.

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