United Way surpasses fundraising goal


Batman, also known as John Kehoe, flexes his muscles, evoking laughter from last year’s co-chair, Ann Littlefield, left. The United Way of Central Missouri hosted its 2012 Victory Celebration at the Missouri Farm Bureau Thursday morning.

Batman, also known as John Kehoe, flexes his muscles, evoking laughter from last year’s co-chair, Ann Littlefield, left. The United Way of Central Missouri hosted its 2012 Victory Celebration at the Missouri Farm Bureau Thursday morning. Photo by Julie Smith.

The United Way of Central Missouri, its partner agencies and sponsors showcased their superhero powers and surpassed the 2012 Community Campaign fundraising goal.

Campaign co-chairs Lori Massman and Jake Green announced Thursday at a Victory Celebration at Missouri Farm Bureau that fundraising has exceeded a goal of $1.65 million and has reached a projected total of $1,734,478.

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“It is humbling and a true blessing to have the overwhelming support of this great community,” said Ann Bax, local United Way president.

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